posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 12:30 PM
Originally posted by DDay
Geez I feel like a one man team here but I was just reading on Drudge that they were saying wash your hands alot. Here's the thing...while washing is
strongly encouraged and a much needed practice because I can't tell you how many adults I encounter in the restroom that give their hands a lick and
a promise in terms of washing. This virus is AIRBORNE. Sneeze, cough that's all it takes to travel. I wish they would make that announcment because
alot of people I have talked to think that washing alone will prevent this flu.
The CDC does not seem to agree with you.
By technical definitions of "airborne", the 2009 Swine Flu (Novel H1N1) is not "airborne", but it can still be in the air and able to be inhaled.
This is when the virus is in the air on droplets from a sneeze or cough. For lay purposes, it is best to just think of it as potentially in the air.
The CDC recommends, if at all possible, keeping a distance of 6 feet from someone confirmed to have this virus.
As for flying in general, fliers can breathe a little easier knowing that H1N1 is not an airborne virus, but rather, transmitted via droplets. And
since aircraft ventilation systems work in a side-to-side, circular manner (as opposed to front-to-back), the risk of exposure rapidly decreases with
distance. “When people say that if you’re sitting in row five, you’re susceptible to the germs in row nine, that’s not the case,” says David
Castelveter, spokesman for the Air Transport Association.
The WHO organization says it takes 6 to 9 months to make an effective vaccine. The CDC has given the pharms the okay to "fast track" a vaccine. So
what is this poison that they are trying to force us to take?
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 7
6 AUGUST 2009 | GENEVA -- It takes approximately five to six months for the first supplies of approved vaccine to become available once a new strain
of influenza virus with pandemic potential is identified and isolated. These months are needed because the process of producing a new vaccine involves
many sequential steps, and each of these steps requires a certain amount of time to complete. The vaccine development process from start (obtaining a
virus sample) to end (availability of vaccine for use) is summarized below.
Since the WHO declaration of a pandemic, the new H1N1 virus has continued to spread, with the number of countries reporting cases of novel H1N1 nearly
doubling. The Southern Hemisphere’s regular influenza season has begun and countries there are reporting that the new H1N1 virus is spreading and
causing illness along with regular seasonal influenza viruses. In the United States, significant novel H1N1 illness has continued into the summer,
with localized and in some cases intense outbreaks occurring. The United States continues to report the largest number of novel H1N1 cases of any
country worldwide, however, most people who have become ill have recovered without requiring medical treatment.