Hope I don’t die from swine flu. Which at this moment seems as likely as getting run over by a train. Actually, getting run over by a train is significantly more likely in Costa Rica.
I take that back. Getting run over by a train is significantly more likely than dying from swine flu H1N1 influenza A anywhere in the world. After 7 days (seems like longer, doesn’t it?) of HiA Awareness Propaganda, we know that, of the 6.8 billion people in the world, 3.5 million of whom are flying the friendly skies every single day:
- There are 257 confirmed cases* (including in Mexico)
- 8 dead (so… 249 recovered)
- All the dead are in Mexico (except the Mexican baby who came over the border to the U.S. for treatment)
- It is NOT airborne, it is droplet-borne (so a mask will not keep you from getting the flu, it keeps you from giving it)
- Outside of Mexico, all cases have had only light symptoms and only a handful of those have needed short hospitalization
This does not scare me yet. Authorities claim they are seeking to keep the “crisis in context,” to tamp down concerns. Oh, really? Like this:
- Officials warned more deaths could be expected as surveillance of the illness increases.
- “All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans,” Chan [WHO official] told reporters in Geneva. “It really is all of humanity that is under threat in a pandemic.”
- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius predicted the child would not be the last U.S. death from swine flu. [How does she figure on people dying from a flu with “light symptoms”? It sounds a little like she is hoping.]
- V-P Biden has advised his family to avoid “confined places” such as aircraft, subways, classrooms because of swine flu risk.
But, don’t worry, it’s not dangerous.
Call me old-fashioned, but it seems like, since it’s a mild flu, you would want to get it and get over it so you could develop an immunity to it. Is this a far-fetched notion these days? When my kids were little, we were all waiting by the phone for someone to call and tell us their kids had chicken pox so we could run the boys over, let them get it and get over it.
The media, to its credit, is making no such “crisis in context” claims. With torture wearing thin and no Prozacked killers around, reporting a pandemic is deliciously orgasmic. Honestly, if I have to endure another Sanjay Blair Witch Project Gupta video Live from Mexico, I will throw myself in front of a slow-moving train.
This report from Fiji provides a little head-scratching:
Here’s the only thing that scares me so far. Really, really scares me:
“The WHO raised its pandemic threat to its second-highest level… It urged countries to ramp up efforts to produce a vaccine.”
This youtube video is an excerpt from the 60 Minutes program
regarding the 1976 Swine Flu scare. The first couple I put up have been
removed but it’s available on youtube – go to youtube.com and search
“swine flu 60 minutes” to see it.
A vaccine. The mere mention makes me want to self-quarantine, er, hide. A vaccine produced by the same company, no less, that “accidentally” released 18 vials of a deadly mix of flu viruses to the world last month!
What did materialize were 500 cases of Gullian-Barre paralysis, including 25 deaths-not due to the swine flu itself, but as a direct result of the vaccine. At the time President Gerald Ford, on advice from the CDC, called for vaccination of the entire population of the United States. Today, some 33 years later, we are hearing the same cries of alarm from a similar lineup of virology experts.”
Is a vaccine really necessary when simply washing your hands, avoiding mass transit and bussing (the kissing kind) will keep you healthy? We need a vaccine for a mild flu that’s killed 8 people in one of the poorest, most densely populated places on earth? I’m going to vaccinate myself against that? I don’t think so.
Here’s what I wish I knew: where did the all-new HiA come from? Two officials, an army general and a Dallas DHHS spokesperson and too many conspiracy theorists to list, believe HiA was manufactured in a lab. A little bit of research and the idea doesn’t seem far-fetched at all. It has been reported (and, interestingly, never disputed) that mixing a live virus with vaccine material “by accident” is impossible. Manufacturing the HiA virus in a petri dish is the only way to get it.
So… if HiA was manufactured, then unleashed on an unsuspecting public by a modern day Dr. Frankenstein, why? World domination? Terrifying citizens so you can control them? Impose more rules on them for their own good? Terrify them so you can take their minds off the other bad things you did? Destroy the airline industry because 9/11 didn’t quite crush it? I don’t know. I do know that, if you can’t figure out the why of a thing, follow the money:
This won’t be the first time drugs that are supposed to help have been used to hurt:
Government officials in France went to prison for allowing the drug to be distributed. The documents show that the FDA colluded with Bayer to cover-up the scandal and allowed the deadly drug to be distributed globally. No Bayer executives ever faced arrest or prosecution in the United States.
In the UK, a 2007 outbreak of foot and mouth disease that put Britain on high alert has been originated from a government laboratory which is shared with an American pharmaceutical company, mirroring the deadly outbreak of 2001, which was also deliberately released.
Swine/Bird flu? I’m not panicking and I’m damned sure not getting a vaccine, nor will my family. We take boatloads of vitamins, eat right, no junk food, no GMO (that we know of). If we got this flu, we’d survive it, no problem. Mexico’s death toll has stabilized so the thing is not expanding and no one has died anywhere else. What will reporters do when this fades away?
If you really want to stay healthy, stop watching the MSM. Or at least don’t watch it exclusively. If you do, you’ll end up drooling in front of your TV, convinced you need that new pharmaceutical you saw those happy people promoting. Not me. I’m going out to lunch, maskless, wearing pink… hopefully, pink is my PAC.
*Confirmed cases: 109 U.S., 97 Mexico, 16 Canada, 14 New Zealand, 10 Spain, 5 Britain, 3 Germany, 2 Israel, 1 Austria. They left out Costa Rica which has two confirmed cases. Do they know about us? The latest news I could find reports 236 confirmed cases, but this list adds up to 257. Who really knows? Not WHO, apparently. And we should be following their lead?
Good reading: Mercola’s article on this non-pandemic.