posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:15 PM
The good news is that the swine flu mortality rate is less than expected (see below for details) and that for most sufferers, the symptoms are mild
and recovery easy. The bad news is that the World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending that any vaccine contain LIVE (attenuated) flu virus.
Unlike most vaccines that contain only the outer protein shell of the virus without the RNA/DNA that actually causes the illness, the WHO wants a
vaccine that has a 'weakened' form of the live virus which begs the question of how weak the virus will actually be, not to mention other additives
that have been proven to be harmfull. Below are three links with useful information. The third link is especially informative.
The reason why I say that the mortality rate is less than expected, is that there is evidence that the swine flu virus was actually loose in Mexico as
early as January without being detected and therefore the theory is that more Mexicans have picked up the virus than first believed, which is also
supported by the notion that a lot of sufferers with mild symptoms would not have gone to their doctor or to emergency and therefore never got counted
in the official statistics. If that's the case then the actual death count as a percentage of a larger number of infected people, means a smaller
mortality rate (< 1%). This is also confirmed by Japan's experience which has over 1,000 confirmed cases and ZERO deaths.
Considering the good news of the lower mortality rate and bad news of the questionable content of the proposed vaccine (see my other thread on the
dangers of avian and flu vaccines), why take the risk of getting inoculated.