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Why are we still flying?...STOP the flights!!

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 01:06 PM
Something strikes me as not being right...

We are all following this incredible turn of events with this swine flu. We are all reading and hearing the latest updates on it.

But what are we actually doing about it?

Just from what I have seen over the last few days, it would appear that there are only a very few of us out there who are actually doing anything that COULD make a major difference..

For example.. Let's have a look at those who are at least making an atempt ..

Beijing has banned pork imports from Mexico and the US states of Texas, Kansas and California with immediate effect, according to state news agency Xinhua.

A series of tough measures were also announced in Hong Kong, where the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) killed hundreds of people in 2003.

All travellers will be screened on arrival and any ill person will be quarantined.

Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia have announced similar plans, with many airports using devices that were put in place to monitor Sars and bird flu over the last few years.

called on the public to respond calmly and act on correct information. Meanwhile, the foreign ministry established a liaison office and begun around-the-clock gathering of information on the outbreak and urged those who are bound for the swine flu-stricken country to abort their trips. At Kansai and Narita international airports, the quarantine station used thermographic imaging to check the temperatures of passengers coming from Mexico to detect fevers that could be caused by swine flue infections. The Agriculture, forestry and fisheries ministry also instructed animal quarantine offices across Japan to check live pigs brought into Japan for possible infection.

Japan will suspend visa-free entry for Mexican nationals and advise its own citizens to defer trips to the Latin American nation, the center of a global swine-flu outbreak.

So as far as I am able to see, the most active and open towards the health and safety of its citizens is Japan. It appears the Japanese government want to tell the citizens everything that's going on and have even restricted travel in certain manners.

Now, here's a couple of things in relation to what the rest of the world seems to be doing...

Israeli health ministry officials held emergency consultations to determine whether any new measures were needed to protect against the flu that the World Health Organisation has warned has "pandemic" potential.

The UK is one of the best prepared countries to deal with swine flu and "all action necessary" will be taken to stop its spread, Gordon Brown has said.

Is this reasonable action? Is this enough? I feel they are being way too slow in doing anything but have a board meeting to discuss what to do.. But why? Why are they not doing the most obvious thing?

Maybe as you browse through the extensive list here, you'll see that answer;

The world response to flu crisis It is no longer possible to contain the deadly swine flu virus first found in Mexico, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. As a potential pandemic edges closer, governments around the world have been stepping up precautions against its spread.

Tamiflu is their answer and response.. they can sit and talk as long as they like.. they'd rather sell us Tamiflu than do the most obovious thing..

As we can see here, the anti-virul companies are going to do well, but the airlines might not do so good;

Broker FinnCap has identified Swiss drugs company Roche and UK pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline as producers of the only approved drugs for treatment of influenza. UK stocks in the travel and leisure sector were particularly hard hit Monday by concerns over the outbreak. Among Footsie stocks, cruise operator Carnival, airline British Airways, hotel chain InterContinental and package tour companies Thomas Cook and TUI Travel were the five worst performing stocks.

Among mid-caps, travel related stocks such as Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, airlines easyJet and Ryanair, plus short break specialist Holidaybreak are marked lower.

Animal related stocks also get hit, some understandably and others as a result of fear of consumer panic.

So just what is the most obvious thing to have done?

STOP THE FLIGHTS... stop all unecesary air travel... It would have seriously stopped the spread any further than it had already gone, the airline companies would suffer a bit but the livestock companies and other food trades would not be hurt.. and the pharma companies would not be making such a big profit. It is clearly obvious that many of us have been allowed to travel in order for Tamiflu to be sold on a worldwide scale as we have seen from the 'plan' in the list above with the world saying how much of this drug they have in stock.. they already knew what they were going to do.

Stopping air travel is the last thing they want, because that wont sell Tamiflu.

"no incontrovertible evidence" the strain "is an efficient spreader". But swine flu has turned up in at least seven countries and appears to be jumping borders via plane flights. As many countries intensified airport checks, the WHO stressed that border screenings "don't work" in detecting passengers who may be infected.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 01:22 PM
Stopping or curtailing air travel is too LOGICAL. The whole idea of this "exercise" IS to make a profit at the expense of human lives. Then again, most people don't have common sense enough to police themselves, so limiting their movement to other countries will be misconstrued as "infringing in their, quote unquote FREEDOMS.

In turn that may start a chain reaction that could quickly become uncontrollable to the PTB, and not in line with their planned time line...this whole situation is planned...don't kid yourselves.


posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 01:25 PM
reply to post by Extralien

Too late to stop the flights now, it's worldwide already, now it will quickly spread from person to person until millions are dead.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 01:30 PM
And would you believe it... looks like somebody read my mind..

The Cuban government has suspended flights to and from Mexico for 48 hours in a measure to prevent an outbreak of swine flu in the island nation, state-run media said on Tuesday.

The government said it was prepared to introduce tighter restrictions if necessary to keep the illness at bay. Cuba has reported no confirmed cases of swine flu

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 01:35 PM
Even if it is worldwide I'd still stop the flights, why have more contaminated people traveling? it'll just spread it even further and faster.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 02:18 PM
reply to post by Extralien

What is the mortality rate of the swine flu? Before people begin to demand that travels be restricted I hope they at least do a a little research and find out if it is warranted.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 02:56 PM
Originally posted by harvib

What is the mortality rate of the swine flu? Before people begin to demand that travels be restricted I hope they at least do a a little research and find out if it is warranted.

Why do you need a death count? International travel should have been stopped the moment everyone, including the WHO realised that there was something going on with a virus that was spreading.

It seems that death counts means money to someone.. money in the form of profit.

If you stop all flights, the airlines complain, but everyone lives and can go on holdiay later..

If you let the flights go on, almost everyone MIGHT die, but not before they've given their life savings to the drug companies.. oh and the airlines wont complain too much.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 03:20 PM

Why do you need a death count? International travel should have been stopped the moment everyone, including the WHO realised that there was something going on with a virus that was spreading.

LOL... You're right who cares about the facts. Hey there is something falling from the sky everyone in the bomb shelter. Never mind that it is just bird poop.

BTW what I was asking is what is the chances of death upon contraction of the virus. Last I calculated it was around 6%. Your chances of dieing of cancer are 14%! In other words 1 in 7 people will die of cancer. If 100% of the population contracted this new flu 1 in 17 would expire from it. You are still much more likely to die of cancer or heart disease even if you contract the swine flu. Lets get some perspective and not be manipulated.

Also you do realize that a much more effective solution would be to develop a vaccine.

Don't restrict my travels, if you are so concerned by all means quarantine yourself.

[edit on 29-4-2009 by harvib]

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 03:41 PM
The reason why is because we have a very very incompetent administration. The head bozo has zero experience in anything and goes on to hire people who lack any credible experience and walk around in a tunnel vision. They don't care about anyone but themselves. It all comes down to money and politics. Shutting down flights and the borders does not benefit them.

Maybe, just maybe, this will cause the people to wake up and stop voting these idiots into office.

Is the FauxBama Administration doing anything positive to help any of us? No, didn't think so. This is just another notch in the belt of incompetence.

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 03:54 PM
Who was it that said that Obama was going to be "tested" ?!?!? Sounds pretty prophetic, right now. Oh, yeah, IT WAS BIDEN!!!

I agree with the OP, and I wrote all my congressmen to stop all commercial flights, immediately. And, I'm a LIBERTARIAN, and I know this is what must be done.


[edit on 28-4-2009 by organism315]

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 04:01 PM

I agree with the OP, and I wrote all my congressmen to stop all commercial flights, immediately. And, I'm a LIBERTARIAN, and I know this is what must be done.

Please see my above post. Also why not write your congressmen and ask for a vaccine?

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 01:22 AM

BUENOS AIRES, April 28 (Reuters) - The Argentine government suspended flights from Mexico on Tuesday, the second country to restrict travel as a precaution against the spread of an outbreak of swine flu. The ban applies to direct flights from Mexico and takes effect on Wednesday until Monday, Cabinet Chief Sergio Massa told reporters. Argentina's decision came hours after the Cuban government suspended flights to and from Mexico for 48 hours as a precaution to prevent the virus from reaching the Caribbean island.

Good.. Just a bit of a shame they didn't stop all travel... but at least they've made an effort.. and a good point.

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