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Originally posted by OutShine
Obama has no flu symptoms after Mexico visit
This article has a follow-up re: Obama's potential exposure to swine flu on his recent trip to Mexico.
(Spoiler) He's OK.
Obama met in Mexico City with the director of the city's Museum of Anthropology, who died a week later from symptoms similar to flu. According to Mexico health officials, he did not have swine flu but had a preexisting condition and died of pneumonia. The swine flu has an incubation period of 24 to 48 hours, Gibbs said, meaning Obama would have shown symptoms long ago if he'd contracted the disease. Because he did not show symptoms, Gibbs added, Obama has not been tested for the flu -- the same restraint that the government advises for all Americans. "In the absence of symptoms, you shouldn't go get tested," Gibbs said. "That's going to crowd any sort of either public health or private health infrastructure. If you are sick or you do have symptoms, then you should take precautions."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The swine flu outbreak is not yet severe enough to shake global markets, but finance leaders and investors said on Sunday they were keeping a watchful eye, mindful a pandemic in the midst of a recession could be catastrophic...
"This comes at a bad time for the global economy -- it's exactly what we don't need," said Justin Urquhart Stewart, director of Seven Investment Management in London. "It's rubbing salt into an already unpleasant wound."
If the outbreak becomes severe, triggering a clamp-down on trade, the cost to the global economy could climb into the trillions of dollars. The World Bank estimated in 2008 that a flu pandemic could cost $3 trillion and result in a nearly 5 percent drop in world gross domestic product.
CDC confirmed a case of a 9 years old in OHIO.
2 suspected cases in Quebec: one in Montreal and one in Mauricie
US: Sacramento Health Department orders school closed until no influenza-like illness detected for one week.
Originally posted by fire cloud
i believe what the mayans have been predicing is coming and this flu has been working it mutated because its probably one of the most talked about things now but i think we need this flu to help us with those starving kids in africa who probably take pisses on the flu because they have aids and they will be pretty ticked when the flu hits them but we will understand there pain wen the flu mutates and becomes more deadly
Originally posted by rubicon
I have a friend in Colorado that says they have a few cases there and it has not been mentioned on any news.....or at least not national.
This whole thing is really, really weird! Best to prepare for the worst and pray for the best amen?