Often “NO” news is good news. But when “NO” news comes from the Government it’s often a cover-up or news they don’t want the public to
know to keep what they call a “public panic” from occurring.
Information concerning the fungus is difficult to obtain. The official number being released of those being infected is ten. I have been told that
the number of deaths that could be contributed by the fungus is very questionable and that the “actual” number of infected is about the same as I
In this case “NO” news is good news. It looks like the fungus has run its course and was limited to those affected directly by the tornado on May
The discrepancies I see are the numbers being released to the public. But this seems to be the norm which I can only assume the reasoning is to avoid
mass panic which could hinder those willing to come here to assist in the rebuilding process.
There are many discrepancies concerning the death toll here in Joplin. You can ask anyone who lives here and they know someone who was killed by the
F-5. Everyone who I have talked to believes the number is much higher than what is being reported.
I personally have interviewed 7 people including the only ICU patient survivor from St John’s hospital, the trucking company who furnished some of
the refrigerator trailers to Freeman Hospital as well as a nurse who was working in ICU at Freeman the night of the tornado.
There are many eyewitness discrepancies to the report being release.
Because of these discrepancies and my curiosity in knowing what health risk factors we may be facing in Joplin concerning the zygomycosis fungus, I
started sifting through public records to
get the daily and monthly death count for the Joplin area.
My research reveals a 15% increase in the mortality rate for June compared to April and May. That percentage will increase as my calculations are
only through the 23rd as records continue to come in for the month of June.
These calculation do take into consideration the deaths contributed by the F-5 tornado that occurred on May 22nd. Thus far the records reveal that
114 deaths occurred on May 22nd.
At this time I have no inclination of starting a thread concerning the death toll numbers. It really doesn’t matter at this point and my interests
are more concerned with the potential health risk that could evolve from this tornado over the next couple of months. But I am open for discussing
what I have learned privately with those that may be interested.
My goal is to gather the records from 2010 to the present monitoring for a sustained increase in the mortality rate for the Joplin area since the May
Hopefully there will be nothing to see or report and the mortality rate for July will scale back to the monthly average prior to the tornado.
As I stated in the begining of my post........Often "NO" news is good news...........and hopefully this will be the last post concerning health issues
edit on 30-6-2011 by Cloudsinthesky because: (no reason given)
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