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Hemorrhagic flu in US, says Polk County Coroner, deaths under-reported

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posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:40 PM
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I personally am contraindicated to taking it, my clinic even said so. So for me, I'll have to take my chances and survive some other way.

Not everyone infected died in the Spanish flu, remember. And they had no vaccine then. Just trying to throw some optimism into the mix. It's a potentially extremely bad situation coming down the pike, but not hopeless. No vaccine does not automatically mean death. Infection with a Spanish-flu-like illness may likely mean death, but not definitely.




posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic -

Better hygiene now vs. then

A lot of people have been vaccinated which might help limit the spread

Quite a few of us had the mild form, no one can tell us if we have immunity now though

Tamiflu and other antivirals seem to help except in a few tamiflu resistant cases (they all died).


The problem is the way this virus kills people. It's a horrible, nasty, painful way to go.

If I said, go through that door but every now and then, one out of a thousand will get a pit of spikes instead of a floor how many would choose to risk the odds?

For me it's not even myself, I don't want anything to happen to my kids. Especially not this. That's what worries me.


[edit on 22-11-2009 by ecoparity]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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the EDIS monitoring should be a good site to keep an eye on

idemc.org...



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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the EDIS monitoring should be a good site to keep an eye on

idemc.org...



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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True, I agree.. and it could be pneumonic, which can be a byproduct of flu it's self.. The number one cause of death related to "swine flu" is actually an impairment of the immune system, leading to a weaker defense and the eventual onset of much more deadlier diseases. For instance, most children that die either have pre existing conditions that deteriorate beyond repair during Flu, or develop other diseases like Meningitis which it's symptoms would appear flu like until they die.

I personally don't see this as any super virus of any kind.. just typical.


(The only differences I have with you is I have never rcvd a vaccine in my adult life, and never plan to.)



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by dreamseeker
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I just called the CDC to confirm this new information. She siad blood in the lungs is NOT a known complication of the swine flu or pnuemonia. She also said that OBESITY is NOT a known risk factor and she wishes people would stop saying so!




Swine Flu - Complication and Hospitalization Risks

Obese individuals (BMI 30 or higher) are in a state of mild "cytokine storm" making them vulnerable to influenza complications and death. A CDC report dated July 17, 2009 noted that of ten intensive care patients hospitalized (University of Michigan Health Center) for H1N1 influenza, nine were obese including seven who were severely obese (BMI 40 or higher). Three of these patients died due to complications. The report noted that "Clinicians should be aware of the potential for severe complications of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, particularly in extremely obese patients." Also, a study conducted by Beck out of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill noted that obese mice had a 40% mortality when exposed to H1N1 influenza as opposed to 4% mortality in non-obese mice.

www.kippihax.com...


Considering that the worst complication to swine flu is the cytokine storm, obese individuals are at quite a disadvantage.

So all you fatties, perhaps you should do my trick of juicing root ginger and limes like I do, freezing the mixture into ice-cubes and keeping them in a plastic bag in the freezer. Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory. Besides, they go beautifully with brandy. Prednisolone is another way to treat it, under medical supervision.
Alcohol, once one is infected with swine flu, avian flu or sars, is an absolute no-no. It worsens inflammation.

The CDC has to know blood in the lungs is a feature of swine flu because it features in so many reports of the 1918 pandemic. Most likely they have a policy of "not frightening the plebs".



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:03 PM
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The "mutation" in the virus is a receptor domain change - meaning which cells it attaches to better has shifted. The virus goes deep into the lungs very quickly now and seems to clear the upper respiratory tract which makes the swab tests fail to detect it.

This shift in the virus makes the effect on the lungs much, much worse. People are drowning in blood and if they somehow survive that the lungs are so torn up that bacterial pneumonia sets in.

Some are dying from organ failure, cardiac arrest - it hits the host very, very hard.

There have been cases like this from the start but the shift wasn't detected for a while and didn't become a wide spread mutation until a month or so ago.

It's worse than it was before though. More people who get infected are having severe symptoms, more are dying and more are ending up hospitalized. If the wave hits the US as hard as expected we'll start seeing "bursts" of cases hitting all at once moving from city to city.

Look at the timeline of the Ukraine outbreak and you'll get some idea though it will probably look a bit different here due to vaccinations and prior immunity.

[edit on 22-11-2009 by ecoparity]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by ecoparity
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For me it's not even myself, I don't want anything to happen to my kids. Especially not this. That's what worries me.


Of course. I have the same concerns for my loved ones (though the hemorrhagic pneumonia idea hasn't truly sunken into my mind yet). We can only all do our best with whatever resources we have.

Not to pry, but I assume you have to be there to take care of the kids (if they are young, who I gather probably already got the vaccine?) so... you have a backup plan of care for yourself in case of infection, yes?





[edit on 22-11-2009 by invernal]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
The number one cause of death related to "swine flu" is actually an impairment of the immune system, leading to a weaker defense and the eventual onset of much more deadlier diseases.


Yes, I was told at my clinic that my post-H1N1 immune system is now trashed for the rest of the winter. Yippee. I don't think that will pan out, considering the measures I take, but I won't thumb my nose at fate either. *reminder to self to take more precautions* (I'd forgotten about that warning.)

In addition, I was promised up to 3 months of lung inflammation. I didn't get that, since my lungs seem completely recovered after my herbal treatment, 4 or 5 weeks after infection.

[edit on 22-11-2009 by invernal]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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So when are we going to start wearing masks in the US?



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by JJay55
So when are we going to start wearing masks in the US?


I have seen a few people wearing them in my town (but it's unusual, to say the least). I always wonder what "they" have rather than what they are trying to avoid getting... maybe I'm thinking backwards? Hmmm



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi

Originally posted by JJay55
So when are we going to start wearing masks in the US?


I have seen a few people wearing them in my town (but it's unusual, to say the least). I always wonder what "they" have rather than what they are trying to avoid getting... maybe I'm thinking backwards? Hmmm

N95 masks are available at Home Depot.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
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Sorry but in my neck of the woods in GA, the swine flu has died down even when it started, now pneumonia is going rampant.

Linking pneumonia to swine flu is wrong when pneumonia kills people all by itself and causes the lungs to fill with blood.

Statistics before the swine flu pandemic speaks by itself.



Yes, pneumonia is tending to follow on the tail of swine flu.

In my neck of the woods in Victoria, Australia, (with the highest rate of swine flu in the world,) I know of dozens of people who have recovered from swine flu and then developed pneumonia. And my daughter says nearly everyone at her workplace (~200 people) has done the same. Everyone seems to be quite recovered now, this hit here late march, like in Mexico, but we have pretty good food, health and living conditions, and free medicine. Very few people have died.

Having a condition affecting my heart, kidneys and lungs anyway, I got terribly ill. But, using natural remedies, particularly Tea-trea oil in hot milk with cinnamon and honey, I still got better without having to go to the hospital just a kilometre from my house.
- Perhaps one reason we can afford "socialised medicine" is that Australians are not inclined to go to the doctors more than absolutely necessary anyway.

With luck the mass exposure at this stage will make us immune to any nasty variants that turn up.

In any case, I believe we are safer working on our health and natural remedies than getting vaccinated.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by JJay55
So when are we going to start wearing masks in the US?


I've seen it about 50.50 around here... about half the population is and half isn't, what I can say i've seen a lot of is concern over the conflicting info from "sources" that in the end is more dangerous, people get a false sense of security when one isn't warranted.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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# # # #!

Well I am now taking my bio mask every time I leave home.

this is flat out flat out something something I can't find the words for.

Its starting good # its starting.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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I have not read this whole thread but I just wanted to say I am waiting on results from the autopsy from my fathers death about a week and a half ago. The originally said heart attack when the coroner showed up but then once they checked him out a bit they are leaning towards it being swine flu and he got pneumonia because his lungs seemed filled.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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A week after getting better from this flu, I having gall bladder problems. I was in the hospital and they were ready to take it out but the hida scan was normal so they sent me home. I can not eat, I am in constant pain, constant nausea.

I have to wait until the 30th to get in to see a surgeon. Meanwhile I am living on broth and jello. Make matters worse, I now have a cold. I think that flu knocked out my immune system. I feels so week I am afraid to have surgery.

This small town I live in has shots. They are giving them to anyone rite now at the store. No lines at all.

I am not sure what to believe when it comes to the shot, but me myself having had gulliane barre from a shot , will never take one again.

I am also afraid to go have surgery , 1, because they are not sure what is wrong, but you touch my GB and I jump 10 feet,lol. 2, I am worried about catching something there. When I was in there two weeks ago, there were 5 cases in isolation , bag on the front door, etc, that had the flu. I know because it was written on the boards outside the doors when I walked the floor. The nurses are wearing FULL respratory head masks on this floor, and in the ER. Not just the kind you wear on your mouth.

This is in Chandler Regional Hospital. I did not catch anything during my stay except a skin infection from the I.V line, but I had the flu three weeks before this stay. Still makes me nervous. I do not know if I am immune to it now or not.

Also, there was a flu patient that died in the room next to mine. They then had professionals in there sterilizing the room, I saw the big industrial ozone machine through the clear plastic they had yellow taped all over the door.
Very freaky stuff.

Want it add, it really bothers me that they have surgical people on this floor mixed with flu patients . Even in the ER, the woman sitting in the chair next to mine ( they do not have beds, but chairs to make more room) had the flu.
They knew I would probably need surgery, but left me next to her for 6 hours coughing all over the place.

[edit on 22-11-2009 by amatrine]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by apacheman
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One thing I've always done when I felt the flu coming on was to take a teaspoon or so of the hottest hot sauce I happened to have and put it to the back of my throat and tilt back fast. If you do it right it doesn't burn your mouth. The capaecins in the hot sauce create a microclimate in your throat that the virus can't handle well, it reduces the severity considerably. You need to do it every 2-3 hours for about 24 hrs or so.


I do something similar making a hot drink with cider vinegar and ascorbic acid powder and honey or juice to make it palatable. It rips the dead cells off your throat and fixes infections fast. For really bad throat infections or tonsillitis, I have a bottle of cider vinegar that's full of bird's-eye chillies.

However the mutated swine flu moves down to the lungs so fast that you also need something for them. I'd recommend a bit of tea-tree oil in the hot water and sliced onions. They are both very powerful remedies.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 09:08 PM
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I for one trust in the Lord, if my time come's I'll go, but I pray for protection against this sort of thing.

I take care of myself and try to stay in good health, I should probably start taking vitamins C and D amongst other supplements.

I genuinely believe myself when I say "I won't get sick," and so far this has worked. Therefore, I will not get sick.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 09:10 PM
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If most (or all) of the flu fatalities are due to the cytokine storm, knowing how to prevent said strom should be of utmost interst to all of us:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



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