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The Indiana Department of Health has confirmed the first case of swine flu in the state, BNO News has learned.11 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
Originally posted by parrallel
reply to post by PrisonerOfSociety
Do our goverments know what they are doing? The bbc just said that the uk goverment have put in an order for 32 million face masks and also we will not get a vaccine til the end of the year and only 20 million will be available! WTF!
Originally posted by apacheman
After looking at the timeline of this outbreak, it occurred to me:
Is it possible the reason for so many deaths in Mexico and so few elsewhere is that the country is 90% Catholic? Bear with me here a moment.
If you are a devout Catholic, you're ill, and it's Easter, what do you do? My bet is that you make a pilgrimage to your local famous shrine or church and ask for divine help with your illness, or that of your loved one, along with a few tens or hundreds of thousands other faithful, all jammed together, who then disperse back to their hometowns and spread this like wildfire.
The true number of infected could well be in the hundreds of thousands,which would bring the mortality rates in line with previously known epidemics. Given incubation periods, travel time...it fits as well as any other theory, I think.
But that just explains the how. What do you guys think?
The Los Angeles Coroner will hold a news conference at 1.30 p.m. local time to discuss two possible swine flu deaths.