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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:24 PM
They didn't update their numbers today. Shame on them

Okay, I saw a pink Vespa on somebody's porch. If the name Nadine or Cross comes up, should I be concerned?

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:28 PM
ATS 2009: Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Feared in the Fall: In a special session at the meeting, experts and public-he..

UPDATE 4-Mexico recession deepens, outlook darkens

Second swine flu case confirmed in Tehama County

Swine flu reported at Mark Twain, Apollo

China reports 5th confirmed case of A/H1N1 influenza

Swine Flu Reports Called "Tip Of The Iceberg"

School Protest Over Swine Flu
P.S. 121 Remains Open Despite Confirmed Cases

A/H1N1 flu infection toll rises to 24 in Chile

mr_steve23: We can't contain swine flu, but Boston is on top of the zombie uprising 1 minute ago from UberTwitter

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:33 PM
reply to post by switching yard

Dang, I guess I'll check out Drudge.

I'm not sure you want to start on The Stand right now. For me, I started picturing cities with the weeds growing up through the concrete.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:33 PM
Just reported on local news - First case of Swine Flu in Lubbock County, TX!!! More, hopefully, later!!

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:40 PM
7 new flu cases in Ecuador

Is swine flu a pandemic or pandemic-in-the-making? Experts offer varying opinions

# Puebla, Mexico: 1 confirmed death. Source: Mexican Ministry of Health (Spanish pdf file with map) Date: 20 May 20094 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# ( Conf. Summary ), Delaware, USA: Total confirmed cases in Delaware: 85By county:Bear: 5Claymont: 1Dover: 1Elsmere: 2Felton: 3Greenville:..4 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# New Hampshire: State Health Officials Confirm 23rd Case of Influenza A (H1N1) : Date: May 20, 2009 22:24 UTC Risk: Medium WMUR Manche..3 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Queens: Tests Indicate Toddler Did Not Die Due to Influenza A (H1N1): Date: May 20, 2009 22:06 UTC Risk: Medium The Associated Press ..3 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# British Columbia: 14 New Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Provincial Case Count Reaches 114: Date: May 20, 2009 21:48 UTC Risk:..3 minutes ago from twitterfeed

Remove 'disruptive' swine flu flight restrictions: UN

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu's Regular Press Conference on May 19, 2009

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:41 PM

Originally posted by switching yard
I am also embarking on a reading of Stephen King's THE STAND.

Best of luck to all... can't wait for the podcast, ecoparity and the UK chick... hey, give us at least one updated podcast a week, if not daily... daily would be awesome.

When this thread first started I got out my copy of The Stand, The complete uncut edition. This time when i read it, keeping in mind the current flu threat, I picked up some amazing similarities. One thing that is clear in the story and this thread, the authorities are not going to warn us if the situation gets out of control.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:45 PM
This is a very good article well worth joining to read that HX posted.

ATS 2009: Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Feared in the Fall: In a special session at the meeting, experts and public-he..

thanks HX

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:01 PM
For those of us in Western New York:

Nine More Cases of Swine Flu in Erie County

The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Erie County has jumped to 13.

Health Commissioner Dr. Anthony Billittier says nine new cases of H-1-N-1 have been confirmed, including six school-aged children and three adults.

And on a side not. Hubbie is doing a bit better today, but he is still having some issues with breathing. The worst right now is the body aches. For those who don't know, my extremely healthly, 37 yr old husband has pneumonia. He works in Erie county & blocks from one of these schools listed in the article. He was not tested for the swine flu because he had not traveled to Mexico & no one in the family had.

I'm now wondering if he does in fact have it.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:04 PM
Just to add a bit of info about where I live:

Even though some people may think that isolation is a good way to protect themselves, the World Health Organization (WHO) reminds us that it is not justify to avoid travelling to affected countries. In fact, now that the virus had been detected in 40 countries, putting on travel restrictions would not stop its propagation. It is clear now that this virus is part of our reality.

Well... glad to know that it is now part of our reality... don't know what to think about that! lol

The last press release by our minister here:


Québec, May 15, 2009 – "With the information that we have on the limited severity of the influenza A (H1N1) virus and its transmission between people who have not travelled outside Québec, individuals who develop flu symptoms should no longer consult a physician in all cases. However, flu patients with more severe symptoms (shortness of breath, chest pain, altered state of consciousness, etc.) should, of course, seek medical attention," stated Alain Poirier, National Director of Public Health.

When in doubt, Info-Santé (8-1-1) will direct patients to the appropriate services. Persons who, within the context of the seasonal flu, are more likely to suffer complications due to their age (under 2 years of age or over 65) or owing to underlying conditions (chronic diseases, weakened immune system, cancer, HIV, pregnancy) could also consult their physician if they catch the flu.

In taking this action, we are moving from an individual approach to a populational approach in the monitoring of cases, as stipulated in the plan for combating a flu pandemic. "Only persons with the flu who are hospitalized or admitted to the emergency ward for at least 24 hours will be the subject of an investigation by public health authorities. The data pertaining to these cases, as they are confirmed, will continue to be published during our press activities," pointed out Doctor Poirier. Several other tools for monitoring the virus by hospitals, clinicians and laboratories are already in place and will be enhanced to monitor the circulation of the virus among the population.

Just to note that this Press Activity is the last one and is dated of may 15th.

[edit on 20-5-2009 by 13Etznab]

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:04 PM
Also in Western New York

Second case of swine flu confirmed in Monroe County

Monroe County health officials said today a second person has been confirmed to have novel H1N1 - known as swine - flu. The individual traveled outside our community earlier in the month and subsequently became ill. Based upon the timing of the travel, it is not possible to determine where the person contracted the illness, officials say.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:07 PM
2009 H1N1 Flu Legal Preparedness

NaotoMorooka: many people wearing a mask not to catch H1N1. This may come from last evening's news, 1st one in Tokyo was found. too sensitive. 2 minutes ago from mobile web

Two confirmed swine flu cases in Miss. schools

A/H1N1 flu infection toll rises to 24 in Chile
2009-05-21 08:25:59

Surviving Swine Flu

Professor says swine Flu is no cause for alarm
Still offers tips in case of spread

Australia leads Asia-Pacific on swine flu response

Two More Queens Schools To Close Over Flu Concerns

"Alert but not alarmed" Health officials respond to H1N1 death

MOFA in Taiwan issues yellow travel alert for Australia over swine flu
New Novel Indiana H1N1 Flu Cases Confirmed

Minister Proposes Global Health Fund

U.S. Death Toll From Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Rises To 9; Arizona Boy, Utah Man Latest Victims

School's closed for flu. Now what do you do?

[edit on 5/20/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:18 PM
Good evening, it has been quite the day---but that is another story! Two days ago, a co-worker, and 'good' friend, I work closely with, told me her child had diarrhea, sore throat, headache, and vomitting. She also stated her other child had a headache and sore throat as well as her AND her husband was vomitting and overall sick. Hmm... I said, sounds like the flu.(I know, that diagnosis took a lot of medical expertise--ha!)Then I made the MISTAKE of saying, "I wonder if it could be the swine flu--you know we have it in our community and at least one has been hospitalized..

"Oh, no, it's just strep throat. Couldn't be swine flu."
"Why," I ask."
"Because, it just could not be," she stated. So she goes and has child tested for strep--negative.

Now, I suggest, "It is obviously the flu that your family is dealing with. Do you think you should be at home so that your family is not infecting others--like me?"

"Oh, it's something, but not the swine flu. We are starting to feel better today, so whatever." "And besides, I don't want to worry my daughter in her thinking it may be swine flu. It would just freak her out."

"Why worry, the clinic will not test you regardless to determine whether it is. They only test serious cases. So then I respectfully tell her I have no desire to get sick and if she could just keep her distance--please.

But, Oh, no such luck. Social distancing must not be needed unless you have a confirmed case of the SWINE flu.

I think this is the thinking we are all currently dealing with around this world. Too bad and it is such a simple thing to do out of respect for others.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:20 PM
My daughter has been unwell over the last 3 days with a cold.

Nothing major, and not the flu by any means from what I can tell.

However, because I have to pick up an new prescription today for an asthma inhaler I've booked us both in for a pnemonia vaccine....just in case.

We are fully prepared for this pandemic now. Food & water stocked for family & pets. Alternative energy sources/lighting/heating/cooking. First aid, vitamins, protective wear etc

I'm being prepared for the worse, hoping/expecting the best. Frankly, I'd rather be prepared and laughed at for being paranoid, than not prepared & unable to care for my family in the event things turn bad.

It costs little to be informed and prepared - It costs soooo much more not to be...

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:22 PM
reply to post by EDteach

She, like most people, have the "oh, it can never happen to me/us...only other people" mentality.

Meanwhile they 'could' be infecting many more...

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:40 PM
BREAKING NEWS: 2 confirmed, 20 suspected cases of H1N1

Canfield's second swine flu victim not worrying to students

NYC to post school attendance amid swine flu scare

What’s Going Around: May 20

Swine flu confirmed in Milton

Swine Flu Forces Closure of Mendive Middle School

Wash. confirmed swine flu cases at 493

2nd confirmed case of swine flu at Meyzeek Middle is a student

WHO Renews Warning as Virus Spreads
The world is on the threat of a possible influenza pandemic as the new A/H1N1 flu virus continues to spread

New York City officials struggle for balanced response to swine flu

Nevada flu cases rising with 38 statewide

Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany: 1 confirmed case2 Probable casesThe 43-year-old woman was with her husband in the U.S.. On..1 minute ago from twitterfeed

CANCELED: Greater New York Conference Pathfinder Camporee due to Swine Flu

fanny_chen: I DONT WANT TO DIE! The elementary school a block away is closed down today, infected by swine flu. 76 kids sick. Its time to get some masks 1 minute ago from web

ktvn: Superintendent Paul Dugan announces Mendive Middle School in Sparks will close for 2 days due to 5 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus 10 minutes ago from web

tm256: #swine flu is just next to all of us here in the Tokyo metropolitan area... I can't help putting my mask on all the time now... less than a minute ago from web

LadieElle: I'll be damned if I walk around wearing a mask to keep from catching the swine flu 1 minute ago from Twitterena

malignanttooma: @theview Glenn Beck was not on his show today, he said that he had "swine flu". you should find out if he was kidding or not. hard to tell. 2 minutes ago from web

napero: Adult film industry invades swine-flu decimated Mexico, converts empty homes into sets, establishes the pornocracy of Sexico 1 minute ago from web

Full mobilization to contain swine flu virus

Confirmed, probable A/H1N1 flu cases in U.S. rise to 5,710

Swine Flu Cases Close Sparks School.

Swine Flu, AIDS, and Mosquitoes

eworship: i think i'm the first case of the swine flu in wyoming less than a minute ago from TweetDeck

VolumeMinistry: Oh wow this lady has on a swine flu mask! Is she for real or did she just get out of surgery? 2 minutes ago from txt

MelodeeHelms: Six year old greeted me after school with, "I don't feel good. My head hurts.". Swine flu or routine virus? She's feverish but not oinking. 1 minute ago from TwitterFon

[edit on 5/20/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:10 PM
New swine flu cases in Chile, Ecuador, as Mexico toll rises

Flu Closes 6th Mass. School

Nevada School Closure-Swine flu (H1N1 virus) at Mendive Middle School (Update)

California Case Graph

Avian Flu Kills Wild Birds in Central China, Authorities Say

Two Egyptian boys contract bird flu - agency

The Threat of Bird Flu

# the H1N1 appeared in 1918 and through circulation around the globe each season, has drifted away from the original virus that appeared and in 1957, that H1N1 was replaced by H2N2, with that pandemic at that point in 1957, so when we talk about the pre-'57.6 exposures, we're referring to those that had been exposed to the past H1N1 that went away in 1957. 5 minutes ago from web

Pig flu sparks epidemic fears
Friday, October 29, 1999 Published at 12:23 GMT 13:23 UK

Expert: Bird flu still a threat

Sixth swine flu case confirmed

Northwest China province on avian flu alarm

Panama gives WHO A/H1N1 virus samples

Ministry of Health Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu update - 45

Japan expresses appreciation for Taiwan's shipment of face masks

Swine flu case closing 2 Oak Park schools Thursday

Mexican Resort Offers Free Trips If You Contract Swine flu

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:18 PM
Eco.irishchic et al,
I would be glad to help with a podcast, I can provide a Canadian point of view. I live in Milton Ontario and work in Oakville Ontario where we have confirmed cases but no deaths. I have friends and associates at all levels including law enforcement, nurses, teachers, professors, rich and poor, really all walks of life here in Ontario.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:18 PM
Man........they are REALY downplaying the Lubbock, TX case saying things like of ONLY 20% of confirmed case family members get the illness!! I am outraged!! I have been watching this closely & think they are lying to us all about this......

[edit on 5/20/2009 by Champagne]

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:29 PM
Daily attendance rates for NYC schools....

Seems there are lot of schools with as many as 1/3rd of their kids out sick. Lots seem to have pretty normal attendance at the moment too.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:29 PM
Last post of the night for me...time to Re-Gen...

Number of swine flu cases hits 13

Media Advisories, News Releases & Public Service Announcements

Panama reports 4 new cases of A/H1N1 flu

Australia declares sixth swine-flu case

fantasycreature: Swine flu silliness in nyc continues. The silliest is that closing and sterilizing these schools will hold back the spread. It's here. 1 minute ago from web

EKeane22: 25 cases of swine flu in NJ.....we're gona dieeeeeee. More inportantly, I'm sun burnt
half a minute ago from TwitterBerry

traceydukes: RT @ucmytwitts: all these schools in NY closing due to the swine flu is scary, now it's in NJ!!WTF! 1 minute ago from UberTwitter

pornjoe: Pretty sure I just got the swine flu. Of course I have no insurance so well never know for sure...just gotta ride it out 1 minute ago from TwitterFon

# Pima County: Officials Confirm State’s Third Death due to Influenza A (H1N1): Date: May 20, 2009 22:32 UTC Risk: Medium Local media r..1 minute ago from twitterfeed

# Quebec: 19 New Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Provincial Case Count Reaches 106: Date: May 20, 2009 22:31 UTC Risk: Low The P..1 minute ago from twitterfeed

[edit on 5/20/2009 by Hx3_1963]

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