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Originally posted by kiwitina948
I don't hate america, I just see what that country instigates on the rest of the world and on its own people, and who gets accused of doing it, and I scratch my head.
I first learned of the Illuminati and the Freemasons over 20 years ago and have been questioning the goings on in the world ever since. Basically everything leads back to the dark organisations (dark=negative secret societies) and the control and manipulation of the general populace, in my humble opinion, just from what I've researched.
Families will be spending time together - scrabble anyone ? Type A personalities will be winding down with a good book - People will be cooking their own meals instead of going to restaurants - With the dark - comes light ~
Operator: OUR FIRST QUESTION IS FROM BETSY McKAY, "WALL STREET JOURNAL." YOUR LINE IS OPEN.
>> HI, DR. SCHUCHAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I HAD A COUPLE QUESTIONS, IF I MIGHT. ONE IS ABOUT THE SITUATION IN MEXICO. AT THIS POINT, HOW MANY SAMPLES DO YOU HAVE THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FROM MEXICO? IS IT STILL SEVEN OR DO YOU HAVE MORE? AND HOW MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE THOSE, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE DIED, IF YOU KNOW THAT? AND I HAVE A SECOND QUESTION AFTER THAT, IF THERE'S TIME.
>> YES, I DON'T HAVE UPDATED NUMBERS FROM MEXICO. I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE KNOW THAT SOME OF THE TESTS THAT WE HAVE ARE FROM PATIENTS THAT WERE SEVERELY ILL OR HAD FATAL INFECTIONS. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF TESTS OF VIRUSES FROM THE PAST FEW MONTHS THAT HAVE JUST SHOWN A SEASONAL PATTERN. APPARENTLY, ACTUALLY WE DO HAVE 12 SAMPLES FROM MEXICO THAT ARE POSITIVE, SO A FEW MORE THAN WHAT YOU HEARD ABOUT BEFORE, I GUESS IT'S 12 UP FROM THE 7 THAT WE HAD EARLIER, BUT YOU KNOW, I WOULDN'T FOCUS ON THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW. I THINK IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT IN MEXICO, THERE IS CONFIRMED SWINE INFLUENZA, THIS NEW STRAIN THAT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME STRAIN AS WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE IN THE U.S., AND IT'S PRETTY CLEAR THAT IN MEXICO THEY'RE HAVING DISEASE IN MULTIPLE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. AT THIS POINT, THERE'S LOTS MORE WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE PATTERN OF ILLNESS THERE, AND THE EXTENT, AND WE DO HAVE TEAMS THERE TRYING TO LEARN.
Operator: THE NEXT IS FROM MAGGIE FOX FROM REUTERS. YOUR LINE IS OPEN
>> HI, THANKS VERY MUCH. DR. SCHUCHAT, YOU SAID AT THE VERY BEGINNING THAT YOU WERE TAKING MEASURES TO CONTAIN. DR. BESSER SAID IT CAN'T BE CONTAINED. I WANT TO BE CLEAR ON WHAT CAN AND CAN'T BE DONE TO CONTROL THE SPREAD.
>> LET ME CLARIFY THAT VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE. WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTAIN THIS THE OTHER DAY, WHAT WE MEANT IS THAT WE CANNOT STOP THIS AT THE BORDER. WE HAVE INFECTIONS IN MANY STATES, AND IN MEXICO, THE INFECTIONS ARE IN SEVERAL STATES, AND SO WE DON'T THINK THAT WE CAN QUENCH THIS IN MEXICO OR IN, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S IN MANY COMMUNITIES RIGHT NOW, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SAN DIEGO AND TEXAS, FOR INSTANCE, WE DIDN'T THINK WE COULD CONTAIN WHERE THE VIRUS IS, BUT WE THINK THERE'S A LOT WE CAN DO TO LIMIT THE IMPACT ON HEALTH, AND TO SLOW TRANSMISSION IN TERMS OF WORKING AGGRESSIVELY WHEN WE FIND NEW AREAS THAT HAVE INFECTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT PATIENTS WHO ARE ILL ARE TREATED AND ISOLATED, THAT THEY DON'T INFECT OTHER PEOPLE, AND TO TAKE, HAVE PEOPLE TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN THEY DEVELOP SYMPTOMS TO STAY HOME WHEN YOU'RE ILL, NOT GET ON AN AIRPLANE OR A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, TO COUGH, WHEN YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE, TO COVER THAT, AND NOT INFECT OTHER PEOPLE, AND YOU KNOW, THE BASICS OF REALLY WASHING YOUR HANDS A LOT. SO THERE'S A LOT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF RESPIRATORY INFECTION AND THE WAY THAT THESE INFECTIOUS DISEASES WE THINK THE FLOW IN TRANSMISSION CAN HAVE EXCELLENT IMPACT ON HEALTH AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE FOCUSING ON NOW. I HOPE THAT CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOTALLY STOPPING IT AT THE BORDER AND REALLY AGGRESSIVELY RESPONDING WHEREVER WE FIND IT. >> MAGGIE, DO YOU HAVE A FOLLOW-UP?
>> I DO. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, TOO, THAT THE RECOMMENDATION IS NOT TO DO THINGS LIKE STOPPING FLIGHTS AND CLOSING BORDERS, CORRECT?
>> THAT'S CORRECT. WE ARE NOT DOING THAT. WE'RE MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THE SITUATION IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE AFFECTED, AND THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THEIR CHANCE OF ILLNESS, AND REDUCE THEIR SPREAD OF INFECTION, IF THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS.
Originally posted by LeAto
reply to post by ecoparity
All those nasal tests would do is let us know that someone has the flu.. Which at this time of year MIGHT be an indication that they probably have the current h1n1 variant... They would not tell us if it is h1n1 that requires sequencing far beyond that which standard northern blot(testing a high school student could perform) could tell us. There would need to be full genetic sequencing done I would imagine to determine if a suspected infection is the current variant of h1n1 which takes time and specialized facilities. Retroviralsounds any comments or corrections on this?
Originally posted by mhector3500
lol, first off all, America is not a country, it is a continent anyways, you should be hating all governments because it is very likely that they are all behind this and want to erase us from the face of the earth.
May God bless us all because we are going to need it.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
reply to post by cosmicpixie
It would be expensive and very time consuming to check but this used to be standard practice for entering the country. Immigrants who showed signs of trachoma or certain other contagious conditions before the advent of mass produced antibiotics were not permitted entry under any circumstances. The problem is, how do you screen thousands of passengers or people crossing the border each day, and how do you develop an accurate test? Not to mention, a visual exam depends on skill and circumstances, a person who looks healthy may be in the early stages and a sick person may have another problem.
Originally posted by LeAto
reply to post by ecoparity
It still does not sub-classify influenza-a down to h1n1 h1n2 h2n1 h2n3 ect ect... Nor can they identify any further... Any positive test of flu entering the country and quarantine then? Sounds far to draconian... Not that it matters at this point any way its already state side with multiple points of entry...
Originally posted by YouAreDreaming
Why mexico as the release point?