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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 09:51 PM
The sad part, and the biologist side of me knows its true, is the fact theres no stopping this. period. it is a necessary part of the life cycle here on earth. We as humans have far overpopulated our planet, we are straining the ecosystem, and running out of resources. The virus is mother natures way to even out the population ranks, and preserve the ecosystem. Ask any biologist, and that is exactly what they will tell you.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by NateNute

This is the best Swine Flu map that I have found out there.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 09:58 PM

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

yep that is were I think it will pop up or in council bluff as it is connected to omaha. I am glad I am in a small town so kinda secluded. but as fast as this sucker is spreading. I think it is only a matter of time before it is in Iowa.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 09:59 PM
Now it seems a quake has hit Mexico City. This is getting strange!!

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 09:59 PM

Juarez, Mexico

little confusing , but it appears 4 confirmed in Juarez and four pending in ElPaso TX.

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.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:05 PM
reply to post by Greenblaz

That quake happened this afternoon.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:06 PM
KRLD News Radio in Dallas TX is now reporting a new case in Tarrant County (Fort Worth TX)...

4th Case Of Swine Flu Turns Up In North Texas

It looks like a fourth probable swine flu case has turned up in north Texas. This time it's a 12-year old girl from Tarrant County. Vanassa Joseph in the county public health department says the girl is recovering. Health officials have not been able to link this patient with other probably swine flu patients. Three probable swine flu cases are reported in Dallas. County.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:07 PM
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy

Thanks Lil Drummerboy

My fault, this thread is moving so fast, I must have missed it! The Google News link shown that it was 4 minutes ago.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:12 PM
reply to post by Walkswithfish

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.

i just want to scream at people when they get something from twitter. i dont use it but it seems like it could be rumorville to me.
is 140 characters really enough to inform people about such an event?
i really dont think so and the only thing i would pay attention to on twitter is links to reliable news sites.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:13 PM
"Mexican authorities are holding a news conference on the swine flu epidemic, our reporter from Mexico is covering it live"

From seems like the news from Mexico has been sketchy at best today?
Does anyone have some current and accurate info?

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:14 PM
Or they will use it as a reason to shut these types of sites down.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:15 PM
reply to post by irishchic

cnn just announced congress is holding a special hearing tomorrow on the swine flu .

this is getting crazy!

notice how the skeptics of this being something serious to pay attention to have become silent? even they seem to be worried now.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:20 PM
Why is the government so concerned about this particular strain of flu? Its probably so deadly in Mexico because of the lack of healthcare and so forth.
But the it does not really seem quite different than the regular strains of flu here in the US.
So, why the big panic unless there is something more to the whole story like they KNOW it is going to mutate and turn to something out of control.
What would be the worse that could happen? A mixture of Avian Flu virus, Swine flu which caused the 1918 pandemic and a mixture of another odd flu virus which is I guess what we have here which has created this new strain.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:21 PM
reply to post by amatrine

Did you notice the use of the words "headed in that wrong direction" in that report?

THAT wrong direction?

ATS are you that direction?

Be careful what you post from now on, I've a feeling they will be using events like this to silence alternative news and discussion sites like this and maybe even twitter in the future... Or perhaps find some way to moderate or filter the content they provide.

Good luck.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by elitegamer23

Thanks for the info...I'm afraid at this point that the "lack" of info here in the US will be cause for me to at least question anything the PTB might have to offer?
I have a "healthy concern" and again,want to be as confident as possible that any choices I might make are based on as much accurate info as possible!
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?

They are still claiming that "they have it under control and have supplies of Tamiflu on hand..." actually: just read this and NOW I'm freakin out a bit,LOL!:

"Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise"

I would have bet my (snip) that they "found something" before any more conferences.

How (snip) STUPID are we???? Now I'm angry!

Mod Edit: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 27-4-2009 by mrwupy]

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by Watcher-In-The-Shadows

bravo bravo my friend

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:27 PM
not sure if this is relevant to this thread or not. but i live in Texas and started having flu symptoms this morning around 11am. I just sat at home thinking it may have just been allergies or just tired but then this evening i started getting nauseous feeling shaky like i do when i get the flu. Now i am getting a little worried as i can feel it coming on stronger and stronger.

I don't know anyone else who is feeling sick, but i live right on U of Texas Campus in Austin Texas and we have a lot of traffic and people coming here from Mexico. Not to mention the people in San Antonio who got sick. also i ride my bike around a lot so i assume easy way to catch germs in my mouth while riding down the road. haha

But ugh this blows. haha If i am still feeling this way tomorrow ill probably go get checked out. i would rather nip in the butt now because in the past when i had the flu i get to the point where i start blacking out and collapsing. I am not too bad right now though but when i get it it usually goes from feeling like this and then just get laid out in a matter of about 30 minutes. just been watching movies all day. haha But i don't get sick often so this is odd. I have had the flue twice and mono once in my life and each of those just about kicked my butt.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:31 PM
Personally IMHO, I do not believe this is a bio-terror attack per se.
However, I could be wrong. I find it also interesting that not long ago,
I watched a video where a couple in a rural part of Fl. had overheard
from a "reliable source", how FEMA officials spoke with law enforcement
in confidence, that soon (approx. August/September '09) all major
highways would be shut down, and major populations would be placed
under some sort of control, where they could not go out of the major
cities in U.S. And no one can enter without being inspected thoroughly.
I will have to see if I can find the video to share here.

Which brings me to the point I am trying to make...Could it be possible
that this could be used as a means to open a doorway for excuse to
make the aforementioned possible?

Not claiming this is the case at all. Just a theory. One that seems worth
thinking about, or considering as a possibility perhaps. As anything is

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:32 PM
reply to post by irishchic

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"

you must travel we have to think about the economy! im teasing but dont cancel any plans until the last minute.
by next week we should have a really good idea of how serious this little bug is.

if it peaks in mexico soon that is a very good sign. if it gets alot worse in mexico city its not a good sign for the rest of the world.
if it keeps growing like it has been since thursday and we start seeing deaths across the globe, im sure you will know what to do in reguards to your plans. i think it was festering in mexico for 2 weeks before it really exploded and you heard about it in the news.

if one person gets the virus and they give it to two people and those two people give it to two more people, well you know what im getting at.

its probably a good bet hundreds of people if not thousands have the virus in the usa already. they just havent shown the symptoms.

i hope they dont rush some kind of hopeful vaccine to the market.
look what happened in 1976 in the usa.

The Flawed 1976 National “Swine Flu” Influenza Immunization Program

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

[edit on 27-4-2009 by elitegamer23]

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 10:36 PM
Tami flu is very expensive and I KNOW my insurance does not cover it.
I needed it one year and found that out. I have United health care.

Maybe it is cheaper now, but about two years ago it was almost 200 bucks!

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