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Swine Flu Hysteria Spreads Faster Than Actual Virus

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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 03:40 PM

Despite the fact that swine flu has claimed just one victim all week, a kill rate multiple times lower than the common flu, governments of the world are acting as if armageddon is right around the corner.

The World Health Organization calls a virus that has killed a confirmed 12 people in over a week a “threat to humanity” while talk of martial law, mandatory vaccinations and forced quarantines runs rampant.

Much of the hysteria is being fueled by people inundating hospitals and doctor’s offices who have mundane illnesses like the common cold, but who just want to “make sure” they don’t have swine flu. Such cases are immediately treated as “suspected swine flu cases” by the media and the panic spreads faster than the actual virus, which according to Mexican health officials is now clearly slowing down.

However, while media headlines and government advisors scream about a potential pandemic and hundreds of thousands of fatalities, an anonymous GP writing for the London Guardian today explains that calls from people worried they have swine flu have tailed off, while people with flu symptoms are almost non-existent.

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I guess you don't really need a p.h.d. to figure this one out, as it is clearly portrayed by the mainstream media and it's very noticeable on ATS ...

some other interesting things mentioned in the article:

However, on the flip side we’ve received reports that the virus is spreading far worse than officially recognized. As we reported yesterday, a doctor in Texas claims that the crisis is at least 10 times worse than reported and that a level 6 pandemic is already in effect.

We can draw the same conclusion that we proposed nearly a week ago just after all this started. Either the spread and severity of the disease is far worse than has been reported or, if the official fatality figures of just 12 confirmed deaths is accurate, governments are engaged in a mammoth fearmongering campaign in order to beta-test the martial law procedures that they eventually plan to institute. Suspension of constitutional rights and the implementation of martial law is already being discussed as a possible response to something that has not claimed a single life of a U.S. citizen.

[edit on 1-5-2009 by baseball101]

posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:10 PM
The WHO could learn a lesson from ATS, and how they have effectively quarantined all swine flu threads to only one forum, thus containing the spread of hysteria to a group of paranoid people who want to believe that this really is "THE BIG ONE" and to be targets for the more rational, supremely ignorant, and far more sane members who will incessantly downplay irrational fears and dismiss this health crisis as a minor event that no one needs to fear.

Fight ignorance with ignorance!

Contain the hysteria before it's too late.

[edit on 1-5-2009 by Walkswithfish]

posted on May, 1 2009 @ 04:28 PM
The topic won't die easily. As it departs the headlines, conspiracies will spring abound about the government cracking down on media not to fuel swine flu hysteria; new bogus cases will be reported . . . you name it.

News coming from microbiologists who say that the present form of H1N1 lacks an aminoacid found in more potent viruses is ignored.

It all very much resembles the way nazism spread in Germany in the early 1930s.

[edit on 5/1/2009 by stander]

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