Originally posted by cosmicpixie
I'd prefer to hear the same comments come out of the mouth of a WHO spokesperson before I begin to feel less tense about all this. The article
doesn't really explain who these scientists are, who they work for, how much access they have had to all the available data in order to assert these
statements as fact, etc.
Yes it does and thousands of people get flu each year.
Of course you will not feel less tens because the government and the MSM doesn't want you too.
"Let's not lose track of the fact that the normal seasonal influenza is a huge public health problem that kills tens of thousands of people in the
U.S. alone and hundreds of thousands around the world," said Dr. Christopher Olsen, a molecular virologist who studies swine flu at the University of
Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison.
Here's another quote from the article:
"This virus doesn't have anywhere near the capacity to kill like the 1918 virus," which claimed an estimated 50 million victims worldwide, said
Richard Webby, a leading influenza virologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health published genetic sequence data Monday morning of flu samples
isolated from patients in California and Texas, and thousands of scientists immediately began downloading the information. Comparisons to known
killers -- such as the 1918 strain and the highly lethal H5N1 avian virus -- have since provided welcome news.
"There are certain characteristics, molecular signatures, which this virus lacks," said Peter Palese, a microbiologist and influenza expert at Mt.
Sinai Medical Center in New York. In particular, the swine flu lacks an amino acid that appears to increase the number of virus particles in the lungs
and make the disease more deadly.
Just because it doesn't come from Obama or Biden doesn't mean it isn't true. These scientist have studied the virus and this is what they do.
Of course your not going to hear it from the media because this is not the narrative the government wants.
Also, like someone said earlier the WHO wants money. They know how to play politics as well. They go to level 5 then more funds are coming their
[edit on 30-4-2009 by platosallegory]