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"Up-to-the-Minute" Pandemic & Global Response Thread

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posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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"Up-to-the-Minute" Pandemic & Global Response Thread

As of July 6, 2009, 94,512 cases were reported and 429 deaths have resulted.

The purpose of this thread is provide a digital forum for ATS users around the world to provide the latest updates of the H1N1 pandemic and governmental responses.

*****THIS IS NOT TO DEBATE IF IT IS A SWINE FLU OR NOT ETC.*****

Since this is a conspiracy-theorist website haven, many have suggested the Swine Flu, lethal or not, will bring about governmental interventions that are intrusive and possibly even unconstitutional. Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the pandemic level to a 6, countries have responded with various measures--some proactive and others reactive--to curtail this rapidly-spreading virus.

We must inform each other of our respective governments' actions. We must help each other out.

Knowledge is power!





[edit on 9-7-2009 by MOFreemason]




posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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According to the WHO...July 6, 2009:



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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On July 2, Obama’s Office of the Press Secretary posted a press release on the White House website. It announced “an all-day H1N1 Flu Preparedness Summit… to further prepare this nation for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of H1N1 flu.” The announced summit is to be held today at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan are hosting the summit.

“Scientists and public health experts forecast that the impact of H1N1 may well worsen in the fall – when the regular flu season hits, or even earlier, when schools start to open – which is only five or six weeks away in some cases,” Sebelius is quoted in the press release. “The goal of the Summit is to launch a national influenza campaign by bringing federal, state and local officials, emergency managers, educators and others together with the nation’s public health experts to build on and tailor states’ existing pandemic plans, share lessons learned and best practices during the spring and summer H1N1 wave, and discuss preparedness priorities.”
www.infowars.com...


This is the purpose of this entire thread, not to provide disinformation and fear-mongering...but let's report the facts for the ATS community, so we can all best prepare and be "in-the-know."



School-age children, pregnant women and health-care workers may be in line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told state health officials Thursday at an H1N1 Preparedness Summit in Bethesda, Md.

She said the government will make a decision about whether to provide the shots once they see results of studies on the new vaccine.
content.usatoday.com...


[edit on 9-7-2009 by MOFreemason]



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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One problem, the swine flue vaccination is only in talks this month on the July 23 for the beginning Trials.

As up today is not vaccine for the flu, still it will take up to two years for the testing to be done.

So anybody that is lure to take any vaccine right now because is for the swine flu should be very aware.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
One problem, the swine flue vaccination is only in talks this month on the July 23 for the beginning Trials.

As up today is not vaccine for the flu, still it will take up to two years for the testing to be done.

So anybody that is lure to take any vaccine right now because is for the swine flu should be very aware.


I agree, that's why I mentioned that story...but left out my personal commentary about being very reserved about taking any vaccines just yet.

Hopefully, it won't become mandated of us.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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There is a growing risk that pigs will catch the new H1N1 flu strain -- commonly known as swine flu -- from humans, German researchers said on Thursday.
Widespread transmission from people to pigs could mix up virus strains further, leading to unpredictable changes in the disease.

There have already been a handful of suspected cases of humans passing the current pandemic H1N1 virus to swine. The latest German research confirms it is infectious to pigs and can spread rapidly.
www.reuters.com...


Something time keep abreast of as we look to find H1N1 mutate.



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