posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 12:01 AM
I can't say about this particular flu, but during the Great Influenza Pandemic, people died from it very quickly. There is at least one report of
someone getting on the bus feeling OK, and being dead at the end of the bus route. That couldn't be more than a few hours, I'd guess, even back in
I'm not sure what the incubation period for flu is, but it's not very long. During the time before a person shows symptoms, he's contagious. I
think he's also contagious for a while afterwards.
As I recall it, the Great Pandemic had two phases. First a fairly mild flu went around, a few people got sick, a few died, but nothing too alarming.
Then it suddenly became deadly and flashed around the world in a very short time. Remember, people didn't fly back then, they traveled by train or
I actually don't see anything suspicious about Obama being in Mexico when the outbreak started. If the first cases were the day before he arrived,
they wouldn't have been reported yet. In fact, they wouldn't be reported at all, unless several people died. Who reports the flu? One or two
deaths could be a tragic result; twenty, then sixty+ becomes alarming. But that's not how it began.