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Interesting find while tracking H1N1

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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 01:57 AM
Not sure if this has been posted, so if so, mods, please feel free to remove this topic.

At this website

It shows the current number of suspected, and confirmed cases, as well as the number of deaths. In each dot, there are numbers, indicating the number of cases there that have been suspected, confirmed, or have been a fatality.

Well I noticed something interesting. If you zoom in on Mexico city....

You see a red dot (for fatality) that reads 857. 857? In one place? Just in the screen I am looking at, there are two more red dots, one that reads 75, and the other reads 18.

The WHO reported at this link though

something much different.


Whats the truth? Will we ever get it? Is this map an over exaggeration? Is the WHO under reporting? Or am I just missing something.

Penny for your thoughts.

posted on May, 4 2009 @ 02:04 AM
That map codes things in a bit of a strange way. If you click on the dot, you see 800 symptomatic and only 57 deaths - for whatever reason, they color a city or region's dot red if there was even one death. Click the 75 dot and you'll see it's only two deaths.

Somewhat deceptive map...

posted on May, 4 2009 @ 02:08 AM

good catch. I didn't notice that.

posted on May, 4 2009 @ 02:10 AM
The h1n1 testing is not working, either they just dont care or even a slight variation makes it come back negative. Having friends and family going thru this illness I know first hand. One friend almost died and of course the test came back negative. Youre all getting bad information and should stop counting using their numbers. The best option you have is to speculate mathimatically. The CDC has already said this is everywhere now. And even if the test worked they have thousands and thousands of back logged samples.

[edit on 4-5-2009 by Memysabu]

posted on May, 4 2009 @ 05:23 AM
reply to post by Memysabu

They are also backlogged, now they have stopped testing suspected cases.

They will only test severe cases. So there will be no idea how many mildly infected people there are.

A mortality rate will not be calculatable. Only a death count.

posted on May, 4 2009 @ 06:10 AM
TED talk in 2007

Great video post TED, the talks are always interesting and of high quality (very intelligent people i guess). One thing that struck me was the final 1:30 mins Laurie Garrett talked about how your own body immune system does not recognize the treat and is creating a massive cytokine reaction (esp. in the lungs) which makes you drown in your own fluids. Question: isnt there sa way (medication) to dampen the bodys own reaction thus making it impossible for a cytokine storm that seems to be lethal in the case of a/h1n1 and h5n1 infection ?

"Historically, the term "cytokine" has been used to refer to the immunomodulating agents (interleukins, interferons, etc.). " /Wikipedia.


P.S i didnt really understand the question from one of the audience, it doesn't help to vaccinate against pneumonia ? (saving the lungs, something about bacteria vs virus?)

"Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung.[1] Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma/alveolar inflammation and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid (consolidation and exudation).[2]" /Wikipedia

Followup on TED blog, 30 April 2009

"TED took 20 minutes with Laurie Garrett this afternoon to follow up on her TEDTalk from 2007, posted today, about pandemic flu. Garrett is the author of The Coming Plague, and a fellow on the Council for Foreign Relations who studied global health and emerging diseases."

it's not coincidental that we're looking at a virus that seems to have elements genetically from at least three species of host, human, bird and pig, and even the pig pieces seem to come from a minimum of six different input points. This is the most deeply mosaiced virus that we've seen circulating in humans

[edit on 2009/5/4 by reugen]

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