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Originally posted by elitegamer23
reply to post by pcgeek
cool you are probably 2 hours west of me. im guessing the first outbreaks in iowa will be in the quad cities area because its just 2 hours from chicago . also des moines, ames, iowa city, and cedar rapids are places where i could see this thing really get legs in iowa.
this will be an interesting weekend on the earth in a morbid and tragic way
JUAREZ, Mexico -- In our sister city, KFOX has confirmed four suspected cases of the Swine Flu.
Officials with Health and Environmental Services here in El Paso said that four residents are now being tested for the virus.
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
You knew this had to happen, now Twitter and swine flu make the news...
(CNN) -- The swine flu outbreak is spawning debate about how people get information during health emergencies -- especially at a time when news sources are becoming less centralized.
Some observers say Twitter -- a micro-blogging site where users post 140-character messages -- has become a hotbed of unnecessary hype and misinformation about the outbreak, which is thought to have claimed more than 100 lives in Mexico.
"This is a good example of why [Twitter is] headed in that wrong direction, because it's just propagating fear amongst people as opposed to seeking actual solutions or key information," said Brennon Slattery, a contributing writer for PC World. "The swine flu thing came really at the crux of a media revolution."
In other words... Don't trust the information on twitter you fools... ONLY the MSM can inform you properly.
Originally posted by irishchic
reply to post by elitegamer23
Also,I have travel plans next week and I'm just not so sure about hanging out in airports currently...need to see how it plays out,yes but am not sure of the honestly of some of the players?
"Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise"
Then, on November 21, 1976, a “Minnesota physician reported to his local health authorities a patient who had contracted an ascending paralysis, called Guillain-Barré syndrome, following swine flu immunization. The physician said he had just learned of this possible side-effect from a cassette-tape discussion of flu vaccination prepared for the continuing education of family practitioners by a California specialist. The Minnesota immunization program officer, Denton R. Peterson, dutifully called CDC and spoke to one of the surveillance physicians there. The latter expressed no interest in the single case, but Peterson was sufficiently bothered to conduct a literature search and did indeed discover previous case reports. “We felt we were sitting on a bomb,” he told investigators. Within a week three more cases, one fatal were reported to Peterson. Two came from a single neurologist who remarked that he had observed this complication of flu vaccine during his residency training. More anxious than ever, Peterson again called the CDC, where the surveillance center was just being told by phone of three more cases in Alabama. The next day they learned of an additional case in New Jersey. By then the CDC was taking the problem seriously.” (** pp. 24-25) Still, Sender was not impressed.
The federal government abruptly suspended the NIIP pending analysis of Guillain-Barré cases emerging in the vaccinated population. Eventually, 532 cases of vaccine-related Guillain-Barré syndrome and at least 25 deaths occurred. One CDC official recalled that he had expected side effects upon the nervous system of some vaccinees, but he had no notion on what scale. No one expected a high frequency and no one then explored the policy implications, particularly in the absence of pandemic, which indeed turned out to be exactly the case. CDC research showed that the actual risk for Guillain-Barré was only about 1 in 1,000 among people who had received the vaccine, which was about seven times higher than for people who did not receive the vaccine