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This is a compilation of the latest articles from the internet with high-lighting and [update notes inserted in blue]. 5 am EST, Fri, May 09, 2009 Includes BONUS Report: Swine Flu – 3 Lesser Known Facts
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How would you feel if you someone you have shared so many tender memories with… alarmingly fades away in two days… AND YOU COULD HAVE SO EASILY PREVENTED IT?Wouldn't it be an unbearable burden weighing you down like a miserable chain around your neck for the remainder of your life? What would it be like living with yourself with nothing but a photo in a frame to remember the one you could have saved? Swine Flu is More Serious Than Most People Realize.
There's something that most people are just simply not realizing about
the Swine Flu. First, take a look at this diagram of Pandemic Influenza
from the WHO (World Health Organization) website:
WHO Pandemic Influenza Phases (2009)
The previous pandemic scare was bird flu. It was a mere WHO Phase 3.
Swine Flu is PHASE 5, TWO steps above Bird Flu and only ONE step
below an official Pandemic
… though some say it is already Phase 6.
Currently, the CDC is recommending the antiviral drugs Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) or Zanamivir (Relenza®).
From: 3 (Bloomberg) — "The World Health Organization may designate the outbreak of H1N1 influenza as a pandemic by raising its six-stage alert level to its highest step even as many cases of swine flu show symptoms no more severe than seasonal flu, health officials said.
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Ireland became the 17th country yesterday [see update below] to confirm swine flu and the new virus may be spreading in five nations among people unconnected to Mexico, where cases were first reported." "At this stage we have to expect that phase 6 will be reached; we have to hope that it won't be," Michael Ryan, the Geneva-based agency's director of global alert and response, said at a news conference yesterday. "I would stil propose that a pandemic is imminent." [UPDATE 9th May 2009: 1639 cases in US with 43 states affected. TWO people have died from Swine Flu in USA, 1 in Canada. WHO announces that there are now 3440 confirmed cases worldwide in 26 countries.] Here's the official difference between 5 & 6, also from the WHO site:
"Phase 5 is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in
one WHO region. While most countries will not be affected at this stage, the declaration of Phase 5 is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short. Phase 6, the pandemic phase, is characterized by community level outbreaks in at least one
other country in a different WHO region in addition to the criteria defined in Phase 5.
Designation of this phase will indicate that a global pandemic is under way."
Brief Overview
Here's a summary of poignant facts as of 9th May, mainly drawn from excellent
research on but also other sources: For those wanting verification, see
"2009 swine flu outbreak" plus search the Internet for Swine Flu.
Swine Flu, now officially H1N1, was clinically identified as a new strain of virus on
April 24. You'll get more detail about the "Swine Flu"/"H1N1" name in the Bonus
Report. This is a major issue right at this very moment as the USA pork industry is
being affected and the Mexican pork industry is complaining bitterly that countries
banning its pork is unfair and illegal.
[UPDATE 9th May 2009: Mexico has reported 1364 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases - Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (6), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (12), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (6), Japan (3), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (5), Panama (2), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (88), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (34).] There are a total of over 4,500 candidate cases, though the Mexican government has stopped reporting suspected cases and deaths on April 30, 2009, as has Canada. The new strain is an apparent re-assortment of four strains of influenza. A virus subtype H1N1. Analysis at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the four component strains as one endemic in humans, one endemic in birds, and two endemic in pigs (swine). One swine strain was widespread in the United States, the other in Eurasia. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
In late April officials from both WHO and the CDC expressed serious concern about the situation, stating that the virus had the potential to become a pandemic. On April 25, 2009, the WHO formally determined the situation to be a "public health emergency of international concern", with knowledge lacking in regard to "the clinical features, epidemiology, and virology of reported cases and the appropriate responses". Government health agencies around the world also expressed concerns over the outbreak and are monitoring the situation closely. By April 30, 300 U.S. schools had closed as the disease became more widespread in the U.S. You have probably read that the Mexican government ordered a multi-day shutdown of all non-essential activities in the government and private sector, amounting to a shutdown of most of the country's economy. An interesting and worrying point is that in the United States, Seasonal flu tends to sicken 5% to 20% of family members, this strain infected 25% of family members. Most other influenza strains produce the worst symptoms in young children, the elderly, and others with weaker immune system. This strain has mainly hit young, healthy adults. More about why later.
Here Are The Top Ten Ways You Can Protect Yourself:
Thanks to:
1. Wash your hands! Wash or sanitize before eating, after restroom use and often in between.
2. Keep your hands off of your face (especial y eyes, nose and mouth).
3. Cover your cough (ideal y cough into your sleeve at the crook of your elbow).
4. Dispose of tissues properly and then wash your hands.
5. Keep at least an arms distance (three feet is recommended) between you and anyone
known to be il .
6. Avoid crowded events and gatherings when possible. Wear a mask if you are concerned.
7. Wash hard surfaces regularly with a sanitizer or bleach solution (tables, light switches,
faucet handles, keyboards, phones, door knobs and etc.)
8. Keep your immune system strong by eating properly, exercising, getting adequate rest, and
proper vitamin and mineral supplementation.
9. Stay home when you are il with a fever and respiratory complications.
10. If you become severely il with fever and massive aches and fatigue, seek medical
attention within the first 48 hours of the onset of symptoms (earlier the better) to seek an
antiviral medication. This can reduce the severity of symptoms and the duration of the il ness.
What Other Experts Say
"The strain of swine flu is suspected of kil ing as many as 60 people in Mexico." Reuters:
Jorge Dan Lopez
Vice President Joe Biden said on NBC: "I would tel members of my family, and I have, ‘I
wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now,'"
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Even nations that have not been greatly affected are making preparations for the outbreak: From: "Queensland Health's Dr Jeannette Young has urged people to stockpile food to reduce the number of times they have to go to the shops in case there is an outbreak.
Have it in your house ready just in preparation - some stocks of tinned food and frozen vegetables in the freezer, that sort of thing," she said. "It's very important that we don't have a rush on products that people just during the course of their ordinary shopping might think about whether they have some of these extra supplies." NOTE: Experts in ‘public service speak', say that means there COULD be a rush!
Some pharmacies in USA have ALREADY had a rush and SIMPLY CAN'T GET the
2 medications that can fight against the Swine Flu. We strongly recommend you
grab your Tamiflu & Relenza while you can. Imagine what it would be like to get
a prescription you can't fulfill for a few days until the government bureaucracy
‘releases it from stockpiles' … and your child dies while you are waiting. THIS
GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES! Read what a CDC's spokesperson says:

"It is clear that this is widespread," the CDC's Dr Anne Schuchat told reporters. "And that is why we have let you know that we cannot contain the spread of this virus." Dr Schuchat says measures are being taken to produce a vaccine against the virus if necessary, but cautions that it usual y takes "months" to produce a vaccine.
"We're not going to have large amounts of vaccine tomorrow," she warned.
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The Human and Commercial Costs of A Pandemic
According to
"A swine flu pandemic could cost mil ions of lives and tril ions of dol ars.
EVEN a ‘mild' swine flu epidemic could lead to the deaths of 1.4 mil ion lives and cost the global economy more than $US330 bil ion ($463 bil ion) in lost output. The figures, based on economic modeling of an influenza pandemic, also reveal that the most serious "ultra" scenario would cost 142.2 mil ion lives around the world and reduce growth by $US4.4 tril ion. From: "Chief economist at the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, Roger Donnel y, said the 2006 paper, Global Macroeconomic Consequences of Pandemic Influenza, gave a good indication of how bad it could get if a pandemic did break out." From:"Professor McKibbin found that the effect on Australia's GDP would range from a 0.8 percent decrease in the mild scenario to a 10.6 per cent decrease in the ultra scenario. "Obviously the countries that are very reliant on industries with people-to-people contact wil be dis-proportional y hit, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand," he said." Comparison With Other Outbreaks"In 2003, SARS spread to 30 countries, kil ing 774 people. Growth in APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) countries was reduced by about one per cent overal but Hong Kong's output dropped by 1.8 per cent. The outbreak of avian flu in 2004, which began in Vietnam then moved to neighboring countries, has led to hundreds of deaths. The flu, caused by the H5N1 virus, is stil considered a pandemic threat by the World Health Organization. In Australia, the SARS and avian flu outbreaks only put a brake on growth as tourism, travel, leisure and entertainment bounced back quickly, Mr. Donnel y said." Computer Simulation of Swine Flu Outbreak.
Here is a Computer Projection of Worst case Scenario from Northwestern University – The projection is of May 1 to May 28Thanks to the team: Christian Thiemann, Alejandro Morales Gallardo, Daniel Grady, Rafael Brune, Dirk Brockmann, Vincent David, Olivia Woolley. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.

Notice how fast it gathers speed. It could sweep through your street any day now! Five Most Deadly Pandemics Ever
From the "Highest 5" You read this heading and think" "Ho Hum, that's history!"… but WAIT! There's a kicker here that will legitimately scare every responsible person into stocking up on emergency supplies of medication.
First, don't try to figure out the many different names, subtypes and strains. You'll get horribly confused! Sometimes, the same strain or subtype is given a different name with different outbreaks. At other times, the same name can refer to different strains in different years if they originate from the same place. Just accept the fact that each outbreak of flu is given a different name… and each is DANGEROUS! The most important thing for you to know is that they are all TREATED the same way. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
The prize for the Most Global y Devastating Epidemic goes to the influenza or Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919. Just as World War I was coming to an end, thousands of people around the world were suddenly getting sick with what they believed at the time to be a common cold. In less than two years, an estimated 20-100 mil ion people around the world were dead from type A influenza, wiping out 2.5% to 5% of the world's population. It was widely believed that this was mother nature's response to the death and destruction which occurred during the Great War. The end of the war certainly helped to spread the disease, as mil ions of infected soldiers brought it back to their home countries when the fighting was over. By 1919, 25% of Americans were infected with influenza.
The disease was widely spread in the air from coughing and sneezing, from contact with saliva, feces and blood. Symptoms included fever, muscle aches (especial y in the back and legs), headaches, coughing, and overal weakness. As was mentioned earlier, it is for these reasons that many people perished without any treatment. They thought they had a common cold, and in less than a day, they'd be gone. Severe pneumonia was also a symptom of influenza infection, which would easily claim the lives of the already weakened victims.
Here's the scary part!
From Economic Times, an extremely reputable publication - 1 May 2009
"Headline: Is the world staring at the worst health crisis in 90 years?
…health experts were fearing a situation similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu which kil ed at least
50 mil ion people. That's because the H1N1 (the swine flu virus) is the closest so far to
the Spanish Flu virus."

Remember the Avian Flu (also known as bird flu) had an alert of Phase 3 which was two notches lower than the Swine Flu, presently at Phase 5. This means the danger this time is much higher. Look at this table. See how much more dangerous Spanish Flu (H1N1) subtype pandemic is compared with all the other subtypes.
Latest flu pandemics
Name of pandemic
Asiatic (Russian) 1889–90
Spanish Flu
Asian Flu
1957–58 1 to 1.5 million Hong Kong Flu
1968–69 0.75 to 1 million Currently, the CDC is recommending the antiviral drugs Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) or Zanamivir (Relenza®).
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Official Words from Director General of WHO,
Dr Margaret Chan, (and Assistant Director General Keiji Fukuda) "Raising the alert — the second in three days — WHO's director general Dr Margaret
asked al countries to activate pandemic flu plans and cal ed on them to be on high
alert for a H1N1 swine flu outbreak.
Describing Influenza viruses as notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behavior, Dr Chan said, Influenza pandemics must be dealt with seriously and precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world. New diseases are, by definition, poorly understood. WHO and health authorities in affected countries wil not have al the answers immediately, but we wil get them.'' According to Dr Chan, at this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases, and infection control in al health facilities. This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and to the pharmaceutical industry that actions should now be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace,'' Dr Chan added. Preparedness measures undertaken because of the threat from H5N1 avian influenza were an investment, and we are now benefiting from it, said experts. According to WHO, the biggest question, right now, is how severe will the pandemic be, especial y now at the start? Dr Chan says it is possible that the ful clinical spectrum of this disease goes from mild il ness to severe disease. From past experience, we know that influenza may cause mild disease in affluent countries, but more severe disease, with higher mortality, in developing countries. This is an opportunity for global solidarity. After al , it real y is al of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic,'' Dr Chan said. Justifying raising the pandemic alert to phase five, WHO's assistant director-general Keiji Fukuda said in a global teleconference on Thursday night, Phase 5 indicates the spread of the virus among communities, normal people who haven't visited Mexico or come in contact with travelers.'' WHO has been tracking the spread of the virus at the epidemiological, clinical and virological levels. Dr Fukuda said, We found sustained human to human transmission in multiple generations. When we looked at the virus in Mexico and US, we found that it was beginning to behave like a human virus and was becoming part of our community and not just being spread by travelers. This therefore made us increase the pandemic threat.'' He added, Pandemic phases aren't intended to be a barometer of epidemiology of the virus but a clear warning and alert that the risk of the virus to reach your country is now significantly high.'' Currently, the CDC is recommending the antiviral drugs Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) or Zanamivir (Relenza®).
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I promised to tell you why H1N1 has mainly hit young, healthy adults.
Here's why:
Cytokine Storm? What's a Cytokine Storm? OR
Why Swine Flu Affects Younger, Healthy People
"A strange characteristic of swine flu is that it's more serious in young, healthy people, unlike influenza, which can be fatal in babies and the elderly. Scientists say this is a common feature of pandemic viruses. But why? Researches in Hong Kong suggest that it's due to a cytokine storm, which they discovered also occurs with avian flu. A cytokine storm occurs when lung cel s produce more pro-inflammatory molecules cal ed cytokines than regular influenza A viral strains do. In other words, it's the host's immune response to the virus that causes an over-reaction to the virus that can lead to death, and not the replication of the virus itself.
Although the first US death has occurred in an infant, scientists suggest that babies and elderly people have weaker immune systems that don't react so strongly to viral infections. On the other hand, the strong immune systems of young, healthy people are primed to respond and more susceptible to cytokine storms.
Also on the same page: The highly unusual and unique makeup of the virus is leaving many to speculate that swine flu was deliberately created in a lab, possibly as a biological weapon or a form of population control by secret government agencies. Which government isn't specified…. In 2006 investigators discovered that a major pharmaceutical company knowingly dumped HIV-tainted drugs for hemophiliacs onto European, Asian and Latin American markets." Swine Flu Claims Tragic First American Victim in USA
May 7, 2009 by Judy Trunnel has become the first American to die from, "Swine Flu" or (A)H1N1. Identified as a, "beautiful person" and teacher of disabled children she gave birth to a baby via c-section only days before passing away.
The number of confirmed American swine flu cases increased by 60 per cent today to 642 from 403, the death tol now stands at two.
Judy Trunnel was named by CNN who also reported she was eight months pregnant when she was placed on life support in April.
She was from Cameron County, on the United States/Mexico border.
Judy Trunnel 's cousin, Mario Zamora, said: "When they confirmed it was the swine flu, of course, that concerned me and the rest of us. She was just a beautiful person warm at heart. She worked with disabled children as a teacher." Trunnel is survived by her husband and 4-year-old daughter.
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A True And Touching Story: An Editor's Life Is Touched By Swine Flu. WITNESS: The flu scoop that scared me.
Sun May 3, 2009 5:44am EDT Maggie Fox is health and science editor for Reuters, leading a global team of correspondents. Covering health for 15 years at Reuters, she was before that an international correspondent in countries from Lebanon to Bosnia. Since 2003 she has also been tasked to monitor avian influenza and other pandemic threats. Maggie Fox (r) with former U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Julie Gerberding, pictured in Washington in February 2008. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Normally a pre-dawn call with the offer of a scoop gets a journalist's adrenaline pumping. I had always laughed at how we run toward things everyone else runs away from -- car bombs, riots, disease outbreaks. But this was sad and unwelcome news. I had a two-hour beat on my competitors with news a toddler had become the first person in the United States to die of the new flu that had already killed people in Mexico. And I had two hours to get my eight-year-old daughter to school. Her school, with a bilingual curriculum, has close ties to Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak. I had two hours to worry about whether I was putting my child in harm's way by simply taking her to school. I typed out the news alert on my laptop while my daughter brushed her teeth; buttered toast for breakfast while coordinating with colleagues on my cellphone. There is a very small and intimate community of journalists who follow flu -- most of us date back to the early days of the outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza, first in Hong Kong in 1997 and later, after its resurgence in 2003. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
We have all heard the dire scenarios -- predictions of widespread economic unrest, 40-percent absence rates from work, interruptions in transportation and supply chains. We've written countless times about when schools should be closed. For more than a week already I had been asking detailed questions about this new strain of H1N1 swine flu, first identified in children in southern California and Texas. Why was it killing people in Mexico but, seemingly, nowhere else? I had dutifully quoted officials who repeated over and over that it was likely to kill people in the United States. As we walked to school my daughter slipped her hand casually into mine. How was the mother of that toddler feeling right now, I wondered. Hours in flu conferences where scientists debate whether influenza virus is airborne, how common it is to pick it up on the fingers, and if face masks are a waste of time, have made me what some people might call vigilant, and others might call paranoid. My daughter carries hand sanitizer everywhere. One teacher was stunned a few years ago when I showed up with a case of the stuff, in bubble gum and grape scents, and asked if she'd put it on every table. I later saw it wedged at the top of a supply cabinet. Just the night before I had talked to her Brownie troop about hand hygiene, and was impressed at how much the little girls already knew about germs and swine flu. Anyone who has let drop an unflattering comment about an acquaintance knows that if you want to spread information quickly, tell an eight year old. But would hand sanitizer be enough? As soon as I pushed the button on my little scoop about the dead child, every parent who got that news would be asking the same questions I was. Is there an infected child at my child's school? My child's teachers use antiseptic wipes obsessively, but what about other teachers? Now I was asking the same questions that as a health journalist I answer for everyone else. Will I get it? Will my daughter get it? Can I protect her? Reuters has been examining potential discrimination around the outbreak. When SARS spread around the world in 2003, Chinese people faced discrimination across Asia, Europe and Canada. Already radio talk show hosts were demanding closure of the border -- even though experts have long agreed it would be at best useless, with any disease just a plane ride away from anywhere. As I dropped my daughter off that morning, she rushed to embrace her best friend. The friend's mother was chatting about their recent trip -- yes, to Cancun, in Mexico. Would I succumb to the instincts that drive discrimination? I was relieved to be able to calmly join the other parents -- one a pediatrician -- as they discussed incubation periods for influenza and agreed that any child who had not already been sick was unlikely to be infectious at this point. I kissed my daughter goodbye, reminded her to use hand sanitizer, and headed to work. There, I sprayed Lysol on my desk. You can never be sure. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
(Reporting by Maggie Fox, Editing by Frances Kerry and Sara Ledwith) Antiviral Prescriptions Spike After Flu Scare, May 1, 2009 "NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. antiviral prescriptions spiked nine-fold early this week after last weekend's media coverage about a possible flu pandemic, according to new data. Prescriptions rose by nine-fold on Monday and by nearly nine times on Tuesday compared to average daily volume in the rest of April, according to pharmaceutical market research firm SDI. The level marked the highest point so far this year for antiviral prescriptions.
The upward trend started on Friday, April 24, a day after the first public U.S. government announcement of cases of a new strain of flu, once known as swine flu, in California and Texas, SDI said. Prescription sales rose far higher in major metropolitan areas.
In Los Angeles, daily prescription volume jumped 16-fold on Monday to the highest level it has reached on any single day in the past two flu seasons.
In New York, volume climbed more than 14 times the daily April average on Monday, and rose to 15 times on Tuesday, according to SDI, which did not release data for later in the week.
"Although it is not uncommon for the number of antiviral prescriptions to increase at different times throughout the season, we don't expect to see such a dramatic increase in one day at the end of the season" said Laurel Edelman, SDI's vice president of clinical accounts.
The antivirals in the data include Roche Holding AGand GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
PLC'sas wel as several older drugs.
Shares of Roche and Glaxo jumped earlier this week as investors bet the threat of a flu pandemic would provide a windfal for the drug makers." Currently, the CDC is recommending the antiviral drugs Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) or Zanamivir (Relenza®) From the official CDC website: "Are there medicines to treat infection with this new virus?
Yes. CDC recommends the use of Oseltamivir or Zanamivir for the
treatment and/or prevention of infection with these new influenza A (H1N1) viruses. Antiviral
drugs are prescription medicines (pil s, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against the flu by
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keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your il ness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. During the current outbreak, the priority use for influenza antiviral drugs during is to treat severe influenza il ness." BUT, We Have A Problem!
Headline: Action Taken to Prevent Hoarding of Flu Drugs
"Health authorities and drug companies say that supplies are general y ample for the two
drugs that would be vital to treating a pandemic caused by swine flu but that they are acting
to prevent hoarding.

Some pharmacies in the United States and some other countries have run out of the drugs, in part because of strong demand from consumers who are not sick but want to have them — is now al ocating supplies of its drug, to areas of the United States or the world most in need of it, a spokesman for the company said. In France, where there was a run onpharmacies, Roche, which makes the drug, has stopped supplying it to drugstores to preserve supplies for hospitals.
Health authorities and the manufacturers say that the supply of the two drugs is best in countries that have built stockpiles in the last few years in preparation for a possible pandemic.
The federal government has a stockpile with enough medicine to treat 50 mil ion people. Some 11 mil ion of those treatments are now being sent to the states, some of which are careful y guarding the stocks in secret locations.
The evidence that the drugs work against the new strain of virus has come only from laboratory tests, but those are general y very accurate, said Nancy J. Cox, director of the influenza division at the federal disease control agency.
Retail supplies are handled separately from the federal stockpile, and those supplies are stretched thinner, with pharmacies in parts of the country reporting spot shortages, making it difficult for some people who actual y have the flu to get the drug.
The number of dailfor the antiflu drugs shot up this week to nine times the level earlier in April, according to SDI, a company that tracks prescriptions." That was the Theory, Now for the Horrifying Reality!
Headline: Many States Do Not Meet Readiness Standards
"By Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, May 1, 2009 More than two dozen states, including Maryland, as wel as the District, have not stocked enough of the emergency supplies of antiviral medications considered necessary to treat victims of swine flu should the outbreak become a ful -blown crisis, according to federal records. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
Maryland and 26 other states are 10 mil ion dosages short of the levels that the federal
government has determined they should have in their stockpiles for a pandemic. The drugs --
in this case,a-- would be used to treat the il ness, not to prevent it.
Federal agencies, which under the plan are expected to create their own stockpiles, are also fal ing short. The Postal Service, whose carriers could be needed to deliver medications in a pandemic, has no antiviral medications stocked. The plan cal ed for states together to create a cache of 30 mil ion doses, but they have fal en short of that figure by one-third. Maine, for example, which has three confirmed cases of swine flu, has stockpiled no medications. The District and Maryland fel short by hundreds of thousands of doses. Virginia is one of 15 states that has stockpiled more doses than cal ed for in the federal guidelines. In the District, health officials stockpiled about 76 percent of the recommended doses, and in Maryland, the figure was about 70 percent, although officials there said they think they wil be ful y stocked by this fal . Even the agency in charge of the pandemic program, Health and Human Services, is behind schedule with its stockpiling effort. Last year, Robinson said, his department asked for $2 mil ion for antiviral medications for its workers, but none have been purchased." The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
asked states to stockpile one-third of the antiviral
medications the nation would need to respond to a flu
pandemic. Federal stockpiles are designed to
combine with the state's supply to treat up to 25
percent of the population in a crisis. Antiviral
medications, such asa
can slow the current virus but are not a cure for it.
Fifteen states purchased less than 50 percent of the
amount recommended by the federal government.
To state the obvious: Get your family's own stockpile! It just
may save your life or the life of those you treasure most!
I Have To Get It From My Local Pharmacy, Right?
Hopefully, BUT but look at the reality of this too!
Headline: Masks, flu meds in demand
"By Jil Kel ey Staff Writer Updated 1:58 AM Friday, May 1, 2009 Dayton-area pharmacies have noted an increase in the sale of flu medications, masks and hand sanitizers.
Christina Clark, who works at the Rite Aid pharmacy at Patterson and Wilmington in Dayton, said her store ran out ofin the last couple of days, although they can stil order it. Bil Blatchford, a pharmacist at Clark Pharmacy on Far Hil s in Kettering, said "masks are like impossible to get. And they have to be a certain kind (made for medical use); 3M makes a This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
Medicine Shoppe technician Nicole Bennett said her Oakwood store has had a run on everything masks. "Our masks andare on back order," she said." Even THEN, There Is An Obstacle
And It May Stun You What It Is!
The problem is highlighted by this comment from a doctor who says she is willing to trust her life to the efficiency of the bureaucratic system! "Even my husband wanted it, and I said no," said Dr. Dorothy Levine, a pediatrician in Stamford, Conn. Get that? Doctors are even refusing closest family members from having their own emergency supplies in case the government distribution is slow! The Only Solution
After following the basics of being diligent with hygieneNurse Lisa Schilling says: "• The flu shot vaccine, from this years supply, wil not affect this strain of flu.
• Cases cannot be confirmed right away, so there may be more cases than noted.
• Taking personal precautions as a rule wil greatly reduce your chances of contracting this il ness.
• Antiviral medications from your doctor, can be taken to reduce the duration and severity of the il ness when taken with the first 48 hours of the onset of symptoms." But We Have a Problem There Too!
any People are Selling Fake
From: 5pm, May 5th 2009
HEADLINE: "Report Suspected Fraudulent Products or Criminal Activity Associated
with H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu)
The FDA is alerting the public to be wary of Internet sites and other promotions for products
that claim to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 flu virus."
Also From: ing-fake-remedies-online.html"06:54 PM PT, May 1 2009 Did you know that a silver solution has the power to kil the swine flu virus? This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
Hogwash, says the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission, which issued warnings Friday that scammers are taking advantage of the swine flu scare to sel worthless, even dangerous "remedies".
An Internet search coughed up sites sel ing col oidal silver, which is basical y water that includes silver particles. The ads say the swine flu virus (also known as H1N1), can be kil ed by washing the skin and even the hair with the stuff. But col oidal silver as a cure-al is a fraud with a long history, with quacks claiming over the years it could be used to treat cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis, scarlet fever, diabetes and numerous other diseases.
In 1999, the FDA banned therapeutic claims for over-the-counter col oidal silver products. Studies showed the solution could be dangerous, causing seizures and kidney damage. Pregnant women were specifical y warned because col oidal silver could cause harm to fetuses. So, when it comes to swine flu, there's no silver lining. Simple hand-washing is one of the best defenses against getting the flu, experts say, and if you do get it there are only two FDA-approved antiviral drugs for treatment,and both of which are available only by prescription." Let's refresh our memory of the obstacles facing us all. 1) With deaths in many nations we are on the verge of having (or maybe already have) a full blown, Phase 6, pandemic.
2) Outbreaks ACCELERATE EXPONENTIALLY. One moment your neighborhood is Swine Flu free; next moment neighbors and family members could be dying painfully, left, right and center. This is how pandemics work. There can be panic.
3) The government has announced they are stockpiling and controlling medications. 4) A victim needs Tamiflu or Relenza within 48 hours. If you or your son, daughter, mother, father or grandparent catch it on Friday night – and you can't get supplies - you or your loved one may be dead by Monday morning!5) CDC and other agencies are doing the best they can and for this we appreciate them, BUT any government shortage of staff or accidental slip up could mean the end of a dear one's life.
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This BONUS Report will give you THREE facts that are not particularly well known for some reason or another. 1st: Twelve years ago, in 1996, the U.S. Air Force released a "Strategy Assessment" named, Air Force 2025. It outlined possible global threats, not necessarily of a military nature. In this report was a drawing. Look in the top row for 2009: Influenza kills 30 million. Now a strategy assessment of the future is not a forecast. But still - the proposed events, like predictions from Nostradamus or, if you see The Bible's Book of Revelations as a predictive book, then it seems frighteningly prophetic. It goes on to say "No one ever determined if the virus was a natural mutation or bioengineered." Do you remember Mission Impossible 2? Tom Cruise had to stop underground forces from controlling the world with the Chimera virus as a bio-weapon. This is not as far fetched as it seems. In March 2009, Baxter International confirmed it shipped, an experimental laboratory version of LIVE Bird Flu virus to the Czech Republic! The scenario is now NOT so Impossible! Some Conspiracy Theory advocates believe the present Swine Flu virus could be a sinister government plot to control population growth and institute martial law. We don't adhere to that theory, however we do admit that from a technological viewpoint, it would be possible. This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
2nd: There's debate over whether it should be called Swine Flu or H1N1.
On Wednesday 29th April, U.S. officials not only started calling the virus 2009 H1N1 after two of its genetic markers, but Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, corrected reporters for calling it swine flu. Then the next day, the World Health Organization said it would stop using the name swine flu because it was misleading and triggering the slaughter of pigs in some countries.
BUT: 4 leading experts, however, disagree. a) Dr Raul Rabadan, a professor of computational biology at Columbia University says: "Six of the eight genetic segments of this virus strain are purely swine flu and the other two segments are bird and human, but have lived in swine for the past decade." b) Top virologist Dr. Richard Webby, a researcher at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza Viruses in Lower Animals and Birds. Webby documented the spread a decade ago of one of the parent viruses of this strain in scientific papers.
He says: "Scientifically this is a swine virus," c) Henry Niman, president of Recombinomics, a Pittsburgh company that tracks how viruses evolve states emphatically: "It's clearly swine. It's a flu virus from a swine, there's no other name to call it." This e-book is public domain & not to be sold. Warn all your personal friends BUT DO NOT SPAM.
d) Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, 88, the father of the 1976 swine flu vaccine and a retired professor at New York Medical College in Valhalla, called the idea of changing the name an "absurd position. "The name swine flu has specific meaning when it comes to stimulating antibodies in the body and shouldn't be tinkered with." Some experts claim that the U.S. government wants to ditch the swine label because of pressure from the $97 billion U.S. pork industry.
You be the judge! 3rd: CDC declares there are only TWO medications that can fight either bird flu or swine flu.harmacies in the US are running out of these critical medications PLUS many doctors are not issuing prescriptions for people to have their own emergency supply. The Centers For Disease Control has announced that they are stockpiling in secret locations. Some claim that things went wrong with the FEMA operation in New Orleans after Katrina. Let's just supposing something goes wrong with the CDC's distribution system. Now probably, nearly all CDC officers are genuine, caring, and hard working so do what they can, just like you and me … but is the system they work in a fast, efficient, well oiled machine? If something does not go as they plan, what does that mean for you and those you treasure so close to your heart? It means YOU or your loved ones could get stranded without life saving medications right when you need them! This could easily happen to your household if something goes wrong over the weekend when many businesses and agencies are closed over the weekend.
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