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In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared the new strain of swine-origin H1N1 as a pandemic
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I think Vietnam is already experiencing a major Avian Flu epidemic that may or may not have any coverage by existing H1 vaccines....and H1/H5 in it's few variants is also showing very strong, world wide this season. I don't know how it'll be when it gets here, but it's not pretty out there if TPTB are looking for a bio-bogeyman to scare everyone with. I don't suggest for a moment that a TRUE Spanish Lady is on the horizon to come calling again. If that happens, I doubt we will get advanced warning before the golden mutation anyway. Here is a peek at whats up though..and it's not pretty.
Global Biological Incident Map / Reports
As I noted the last time I brought this map to share for an Ebola thread......Keep in mind, this index ALWAYS has a lot showing and things like Plague, Anthrax, Dengue Fever or even Ebola ALWAYS have outbreaks somewhere, or just did...or will soon. It's like the scene in Men in Black where Tommy Lee Jones tells Will Smith 'There is ALWAYS a threat to mankind......the only thing that lets people live quietly is not KNOWING about it'.
So... Just keep that in mind when seeing what I've known people to really react badly to for an honest biological threat display. The Flu...is well represented this year though.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by davjan4
Not sure where you are but I thought the vaccines were now mandatory for healthcare workers?
I recall when I was in the healthcare industry, everyone who got the vaccine that year had longer lasting flu than those of us who did not take it. Most of the people I knew who did not take it did not get the flu that year, I was vomited on too many times to have avoided it. I remember...