posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 07:30 PM
I started this thread because I thought it would be very interesting if we could track this flu epidemic around the world.
Why do this?
Well, I was active on a previous thread about the Ukraine epidemic, which was was started by someone who was there when it broke out, and because of
that, it became quite heavily followed. We were very lucky that he was there first hand when this new flu mutation broke out in the Ukraine, and we
were there to witness this new change in the epidemic as it unfolded.
Unfortunately, a lot of people in the Ukraine were not so lucky....over a million people sick, over 300 dead...and my heart goes out to them and their
However, it got me thinking.... modern technology has given us a new tool to track an epidemic. This is quite historic, if you think about it. Just
like "twitter" gave the world a new tool to track a revolution (when the Iranians used twitter a few months ago to organize and report protests over
the national election results), ATS has given us a new way to track an epidemic. A way to track it without relying on the TV news, the newspapers, the
WHO, the CDC, or official government reports.
Why is this important?
1. It is apparent to many of us back on the Ukraine thread that the main stream media (MSM) is under-reporting the epidemic in the Ukraine and Russia,
2. It is apparent to us that WHO is under-reporting something.
3. The Polish Health Minister was censored on national TV for going against the swine flu vaccination campaign! Wow.
4. There seems to be a sudden and distinct loss of interest by the mainstream media to report on the flu epidemic in the Ukraine and eastern Europe,
which seems baffling. After all, not long ago, there were in a frenzy to report on it anywhere they could. Then as soon as a swine flu emergency was
declared in America.....and a new mutation (see the Ukrainian thread) popped up big time in the Ukraine.....all of a sudden, there was silence by the
So my thinking is:
If the MSM is going to go silent on this, then we're going to need to rely on the "underground ATS network" to keep us abreast of the current
pandemic sweeping the world. And most importantly, whether this mutated form that seems to be causing the severe hemorrhagic pneumonia (see the
Ukraine thread for more details) will mutate further, or mutate again in another part of the world.
So, here is my idea: Let's track this first hand.
By first hand, I mean we post first hand reports only. No "news updates" or "you tube feeds" but only first hand reports. Such as: I'm sick and
these are my symptoms. Or, my family is sick, and these are my symptoms. Or, my entire work place is sick, and these are our symptoms. Please post the
city and country you live in.
If you could post any other relevant data, that would also be helpful. Such as: What you did for prevention (home remedies, vaccination, etc.), how
you are treating it and if it's working (i.e. antivirals, antibiotics, home remedies, homeopathic remedies, OTC remedies, etc...) , if you went to
the doctor or the hospital, what you got diagnosed with, etc....
Sound good? I'd like to get a feel for how serious this epidemic really is. Is it over-hyped? Is it only serious in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe?
What seems to be working best to treat it? Did the vaccine prevent it? Etc...
Ok, thanks. And remember....first hand reports only. No you tubes, no news articles, no blog posts....just first hand information.
[edit on 18-11-2009 by nikiano]