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Originally posted by Chevalerous
A bug by any other name
But I have never even heard about the first genetic tests that revealed A (H1N1) A viruses. They can cause disease in birds, swine, horses, ferrets, dogs, cats, mink, seals, whales and other species.
Why do I have the feeling that they are not telling us the whole truth about this virus that so many people have now?
I'm beginning to think they are covering up much more than we know!
ECO! can you explain this with the first genetic test that showed this was A (H1N1)?
I wish I knew more about genetic testing!
Originally posted by switching yard
reply to post by novacs4me
Star for yuo, thanks for the answer to the 'how many ventilators in USA' question...
"Currently, there are 105,000 mechanical ventilators in the U.S., and on any given day, 75,000 to 80,000 are in use.4 An estimated total of 742,500 ventilators would be needed over the entire course of a serious flu pandemic similar to the Spanish flu pandemic.4 Additionally, since respiratory therapists typically manage mechanical ventilation, additional ventilators will not be helpful unless we can find the staff to operate them."
O.K., so following the current trend (confirmed cases have doubled in past 14 days), I wonder how soon on the calendar we would reach capacity on all these 105,000 ventilators. 105, 000 is a pretty small fraction of the total US population. So, at some point during a full-scale pandemic, unless I am reading this wrong, millions of Americans would be turned away unable to find an available ventilator. What alternate treatments are there, if any, when one cannot gain access to a ventilator. I know there's the DIY Ventilator posted earlier on this thread, what else? Anything?
Part of the enthusiasm for vitamin D is based on research suggesting that it stimulates immune cells to produce anti-microbial substances that fight and help control the replication of viruses in the body. At the same time, vitamin D helps tone down the immune system's response to invading viruses in the respiratory tract. It can prevent the overproduction of inflammatory substances that can lead to fluid buildup, more severe symptoms, even death. During the 1918 pandemic, flu produced severe inflammation in the lungs that caused many of its victims to drown in their own fluids.
Originally posted by ecoparity
They are not doing that job, period. In fact, they've gone out of their way to confuse the issue and for every "statement of truth" someone finds in the press there are a hundred others designed to convince people:
1. The flu is mild
2. The flu only kills people who are weak or sick
3. Don't worry, keep working and shopping
Vitamin D deficiency is particularly a problem for North Americans, research shows, due in part to the higher latitudes at which they live. As well, because of concerns about skin cancer, many people now wear sunscreen, which inhibits the body's ability to use sunlight to make the vitamin. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says that sunscreen with an SPF above 8 blocks all vitamin D production through the skin.