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This is a new strain of the flu virus, and because we haven't developed an immunity to it, it has more potential to cause us harm," Obama said. Later, he spoke with Mexican President Felipe Calderon for about 20 minutes to share information.
We’re seeing encouraging signs that this virus so far is not looking more severe than a strain we’re seeing during seasonal flu."
the country was not overracting to the pandemic. "I still expect this to have a significant impact on people’s health."
Still, that doesn't mean people can relax.These viruses mutate, these viruses change, these viruses can further reassort with other genetic material, with other viruses," he said. "So it would be imprudent at this point to take too much reassurance" from the small number of deaths.
Well, in Mexico, you don't know how many people are sick. It might be 10,000. It could be 100,000. So on the percentage wise basis; you don't really know how representative those numbers are. It's very important to figure out before you can say how dangerous the disease is. In the U.S., there may be, you know, almost certainly there are more than the eight reported cases but certainly not in the large numbers
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
Alex Jones: "swine flu is the beta-test for martial law."
I don't have a link but he has been blathering about "Swine flu" and "beta-test" and "martial law" for weeks now.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by elitegamer23
It first looked mostly like a swine virus but closer analysis showed it is a never-before-seen mixture of swine, human and avian viruses, according to the CDC. [nN24420522].
Until Monday morning, the WHO had a definition on its Web site saying that a pandemic flu causes "enormous numbers of deaths and illness." After a CNN reporter pointed this out, WHO spokeswoman Natalie Boudou called back to say the definition was in error and had been pulled from the WHO Web site.
"It was a mistake, and we apologize for the confusion," she said. "(That definition) was put up a while ago and paints a rather bleak picture and could be very scary."
No deaths have been reported in the U.S. so far. In contrast, there have been over 150 deaths in neighboring Mexico, with nearly 6,000 people exhibiting symptoms
the number of suspected swine flu cases in Mexico had climbed to 1,614, including 103 deaths
The death toll in Mexico from an outbreak of a new type of swine flu has risen to as many as 159 people
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva said Saturday that the number of deaths from swine influenza in Mexico had reached 62
Mexico's confirmed swine flu cases jumped to 473, including the 19 deaths. The previous death toll in Mexico was 16.
the body had confirmed that worldwide there had been just seven deaths - all in Mexico
the number of confirmed swine flu deaths has increased to 12, from eight on Wednesday