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Originally posted by Lookingup
I don't think there should be quarantines. It should be voluntary and can act to thin the herd through natural selection. IF there was a rip roaring flu pandemic going on, (which there isn't), and people were stupid enough to go to the MOVIES, or any other place where they are jammed together with potentially contaminated people, they deserve what they get.
BTW, I work in a huge hospital in Houston, doing direct patient care, and I ride public transportation. How many cases of the flu have I seen? Zero. It could have turned into something of world importance, but as it is, it's about to fizzle out. It's just media hype to distract us.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
My favourite part of the whole video was the female 'journalist' putting a whole lot of emphasis on how the government can stop us from "going to the MALL!!??!"
hahaha rofl hahaha That is rich.
Originally posted by Dr Love
This conversation between all these sellouts must be heard and scrutinized. They're literally laying down the whole groundwork in this discussion. Was this a dry run? I'd say so.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Some food for thought in regards to this being a dry run…
Where there is smoke there is usually fire and there is so much smoke being blown on this one I am surprised we having all perished from oxygen deprivation.
This may have been a ‘dry’ testing run for the governments and infrastructures to hold ‘practice’ field exercises to gear up for pandemics and start mentally conditioning publics to anticipate them, and to gauge the public’s reactions to them…
Wait did I just say them as in plural…as in more than one, as in more in the future…or as in more than one right now?
On April 24th this thread, the second I believe on the Swine Flu was posted a day after a thread that identified some new Flu strain had been discovered in Mexico.
Seven People in U.S. hit by strange new Swine Flu
On April 23rd the previous day the day the first mention of Swine Flu appeared anywhere on ATS, I posted this thread.
South Florida warned about meningitis strain that has killed 4
Two new, previously unknown, potentially deadly diseases popping up on the same day seems astronomically high on the odds of happening to me.
Amazingly also on April 23rd this thread appeared on ATS for the first time too.
US Army vials missing from lab in Maryland
Now after three days the local TV News and Newspapers in South Florida stopped carrying stories on this highly deadly strain of meningitis that death occurs within 4 to 6 hours of the onset of symptoms. No explanation for how it got to South Florida and produced several cases in a short period of time in a highly concentrated geographical area, and Mexican Swine Flu began dominating the local news all but completely supplanting and obscuring this meningitis strain had ever existed and claimed lives and is also transmitted as easily as a Flu.
Now lets look what has happened in the meantime…video broadcasts like this one from Fox News preparing people for the fact the civil liberties might be curtailed in a pandemic. Decrease in normal economic activity as travelers cancel trips and some frightened people avoid malls and stores and other public places to protect themselves and track the news of the thread also has occurred. Civil and Military Authorities gear up to handle the logistics of a pandemic gaining practical experience. Policy makers begin formulating now procedures, rules and laws for Civil and Military Authorities to contain and respond to a pandemic. Hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars is immediately spent by Governments to favored Corporations who manufacture and develop things like Tamiflu® increasing their profitability and share holder value, many of whom are politically connected and influential.
As I said where there is smoke there is fire, and there is no guarantee in my humble opinion that this Swine Flu is the fire, and may merely be part of the smoke to mask the simmering fire of something like an already evidenced quick killing with certain mortality rate if not treated within scant hours meningitis or some other potentially even deadlier disease than that or the Swine Flu that might soon or eventually be released.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
I don't think we have a constitutional right to go to the movies in a civil emergency, but the government does have a constitutional duty to protect the citizens in a civil emergency.