posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 11:48 PM
reply to post by soficrow
FYI - H5N1 is a major problem in several areas of the world, and kills significant numbers of people every year, as well as livestock. It's
endemic in several countries, including Indonesia and Egypt.
I will concede this point to you. I was speaking of the US, where the push for vaccination is being pressed so heavily. I have too much to concern
myself with over here to worry about saving anyone else right now.
But this brings up another point. If the H5N1 is as deadly and epidemic as you say, why are these countries not vaccinating? And if they are, why
isn't it working?
A real danger is that H1N1 will re-combine with H5N1 in the same host to create a new mutation that is as easily transmissble as H1N1 and as
deadly as H5N1.
But I thought H5N1 was deadly enough to not need any help... at least that was the story before they came up with the H1N1 scare. Maybe I should check
my government memos more often...
IF H1N1 and H5N1 combine, are we even sure what the resulting virus will be like? If so, how exactly do we know beforehand how (and when) it will
mutate? If we already possess that bit of information, why is there such a scare? Surely if we know enough to be able to predict exact mutations, we
know enough to prevent them in the first place.
I'm sorry, I just don't buy it. I see continual references to autoimmune problems from the very things the government keeps saying is in our best
interest. I see almost no positive results from the same. I see a plan shaping together to do exactly what some conspiracists have been saying for
decades. I know too many people who got sick from that blasted flu shot; I have never had one and I have yet to get anything that can keep me in bed
for more than 24 hours.
I'll follow logical thinking and forethought as to who is profiting from the present 'crisis', who stands to profit from it, and who stands to lose
from it. I will initially question (and eventually distrust, if the past is any indicator) anything the government says is necessary and good for me.
I have almost a half-century of experience that has borne that approach out to be sound.
Anecdotal? Yes. Accurate? Yes. I'll take accurate.