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Australian health authorities said Wednesday they would no longer be testing people for swine flu or quarantining those who had contracted the H1N1 virus
and doctors discouraged from prescribing Tamiflu or other anti-viral drugs for any but the most extreme cases, officials said.
Schools will not be closed if a pupil catches swine flu and parents will not be told to keep their kids at home for a week if they have just returned from a visit to Melbourne, which has had the country's largest concentration of cases.
Jim Bishop, the nation's chief medical officer, admitted that the great pandemic was a bit of a damp squib.
At the last count, there were 2,026 cases in Australia.
Victoria placed on Swine Flu blacklist
THREE states last night placed Victoria in the same category of swine flu threat as Mexico and the US as the spread of the virus across the country risked tipping the World Health Organisation's global flu alert status to "full-blown pandemic".
A VACCINE for swine flu might not be available until next winter even though an apparently effective sample has already been created in a Melbourne laboratory.
Despite five swine-flu-related deaths in Australia, the Federal Government has ruled out releasing the vaccine early to vulnerable groups such as the elderly or those with chronic illnesses.
Originally posted by amraks
The deaths mentioned on the news always state they had other health issues.
Originally posted by Amagnon
Here is my take on it.
Australia is being prepared as the next base for the scum controllers - the next regional superpower. It has increased spending on defense, and is sitting on 1/3 of the worlds uranium reserves and vast reserves of other metals such as iron, nickel and gold.
It also exports more coal than any other nation. With carbon taxes being applied - it may be possible for Australia to levy the taxes on the coal before export - thus providing a massive income stream for the Australian government.
With world wide inflation being tipped as a result of the currency crisis, commodity prices will soar - I think Australia will emerge not only unscathed - but in a extremely superior position - with its control over uranium and iron ore it will be in a position to dictate prices to China and probably much of the world.
The elite are probably shifting their power bases in that direction - and due to the small population of Australia and its labor constraints - a high death rate would be counter productive.
Therefore Australia is being largely shielded from the major effects of the coming pandemic - if the scum are able to get the main vaccines released, the vaccines are going to be the source of the next stage mutated viruses and the cause of most of the death. Therefore they don't want to be releasing it inside of Australia - which is very easy to quarantine from the rest of the world.
My short answer is - I think Australia is probably going to be the safest country in the world when the REAL flu virus is released.
The reason your hearing everything is ok is because they do not want any public outcry for supply of vaccines.
[edit on 28-6-2009 by Amagnon]