Skip to comments.Influenza Potential as Bio Weapon: Pandemic Transmission - Raw Data
Posted on 04/26/2009 7:22:21 AM PDT by FreedomFighter1013
Excerpt from CDC on transmission:
"In contrast, the situation with a pandemic strain of influenza A (H5) would become only too clear because no one would have any degree of immunity against such a virus, vaccines would not be available for months, and these viruses would likely be highly virulent. Even though efficient human-to-human transmission of the A (H5N1) virus has not yet been observed (by any mode), transmission of influenza A (H5N1) by aerosols from geese to quails has been demonstrated in the laboratory."
"In principle, influenza viruses can be transmitted by 3 routes: aerosols, large droplets, and direct contact with secretions (or with fomites). These 3 routes are not mutually exclusive and, as noted above, may be difficult to disentangle in natural infections."
Review of Aerosol Transmission of Influenza A Virus Tellier R. Review of aerosol transmission of influenza A virus. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006 Nov [date cited]. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no11/06-0426.htm"
(Excerpt) Read more at gregcontreras.us ...
What's the incubation time for this?
M.O.O.N. that spells TOM CULLEN
I wonder about the effectiveness of biohazards in these days of international travel. Unleashing a swine flu in the U.S. would ultimately release it on the whole world, I’d guess, including the nation(s) that unleashed it in the first place.
I thought the chain letter analogy for Captain Trips was really powerful, especially when King described the lives and actions of some of the “carriers” of CT. You feel sorry for the New York family knowing they’re all going to die. I really like the quote near the end of the chapter:
“Chain letters don’t work. It’s a known fact. The million dollars or so you are promised if you’ll just send one single dollar to the name at the top of the list, add yours to the bottom, and then send the letter on to five friends never arrives. This one, the Captain Trips chain letter, worked very well. The pyramid was indeed being built, not from the bottom up but from the tip down- said tip being a deceased army security guard named Charles Campion. All the chickens were coming home to roost. Only instead of the mailman bringing each participant bale after bale of letters, each containing a single dollar bill, Captain Trips brought bales of bedrooms with a body or two in each one, and trenches, and dead-pits, and finally bodies slung into the oceans on each coast and into quarries and into the foundations of unfinished houses. And in the end, of course, the bodies would rot where they fell.” (Book, uncut edition p. 70)
The poorest nations on Earth are the ones most vulnerable to this disease especially where pandemics are concerned. The other countries most vulnerable to a pandemic of this disease are countries that are ruled by despots, tyrants and dictators.
Indeed, we ought to play a page right out of Rahmbo Emanuel’s alinskyesque book, not let this crisis go to waste!
More reason why we should close the Southern border immediately and not let in any more illegal immigrants, period!
Well, if the Mexican government decided to cancel ALL public gatherings and events (I believe just in Mexico City) then that move tells me that we actually should close the border crossings alone...
Put the troops on the border now and contain ALL illegals coming in and being caught recently inside the US under some of those interesting CDC protocols...
IF this is as serious as they want us to believe...
Any other action by the government is incompetent...
that would be OK ... if only we could pick which 200+ million
Please understand that many of the people who died from the Spanish flu, actually died of complications. We have antibiotics to treat the secondary infections.
Along with that, the majority of the cases here in the US have not even been hospitalized. We are in a panic when we should be watching and preparing.
Have a month’s worth of food in your house. Be able to stay there and not need anything. We can do nothing to prevent a flu outbreak.
I am also quite concerned about an influx of Mexican illegals that will flood into the US via our porous borders bring the Swine Flu with them.
Healthy illegals will flood in to get away from the flu in Mexico and likewise sick illegals will also flood in seeking medical care. This will serve to spread the swine flu within the US.
The sick illegals will cause our health care system to crash and will serve to infect our health care providers as well as first responders. We will also see outbreaks of the more deadly Mexican version of this Swine Flu which I call Spanish Flu 2, the sequel in areas of the US where illegals settle.
It is bad enough that the virus is here, even now, it appears in NY City, another area where large Mexican populations are found. The Illegals will spread the virus to rural areas where they work as transient farm workers and to cities and suburbs where they work in the restaurant trade and as servants in US homes.
This virus is going to be next to impossible to control but with an influx of sick Mexican illegals, it will break out like wildfires on government woodlands.
For what it is worth to anyone interested?
Years ago, I read that all diseases start in that stomach. I wish I knew where I read that...but it had to be more than 20 years ago. (A natural healing type health book I am sure)
Along with that...rabies shots are given in the stomach.... which at that time made even more sense about what I had read.
You keep your stomach happy with ‘acidopholis’ and I really think this helps.
From my own experience...taking acidopholis every day....I can’t remember when I have caught anything that has gone around.
I’m sure this seems too ‘back woods and folk medicine’..which I am....but I am only repeating what I had read ‘someplace’ years ago. I say..if it works don’t change it.
I feel the proof is that since I started taking acidopholis faithfully...I don’t seem to catch bugs that are going around.
Walmart has acidopholis..I get mine at Puritan. They are cheap and it works. I also eat ‘real’ yogurt, which have live cultures in them. That’s all.
At a global population of 6.7 billion and a fatality rate of 1 in 16, the Mexican Swine Flu could wipe out 418 million people.
God bless you, sir, for your honesty about the real and true facts of the situation in Mexico. I guess the only thing that will do any good at this point is complete and total isolation and quarantine of the those infected with this horrible disease.
that was a doctor who posted on the BBC website . below is the link with more stories .
Mexico flu: Your experiences
Readers in Mexico have been emailing the BBC describing the sense of fear gripping the country as a result of a flu virus outbreak, which has so far claimed up to 60 lives. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm
Aren't they supposed to stop animal testing in Europe? How would they do this type of testing? They actually say they are supposed to use human embryos. (sick)
Good advice, thank you.
A new form of euthanasia to reduce the population of the planet to ‘acceptable’ levels to prevent global warming from destroying us all???
Smacks of Algoracle behind the scenes!! Does he have a disease machine like Karl Rove’s weather machine??
What about the reports that it is resistant to Tamiflu treatment?
CDC: The Mexican Swine Flu is sensitive to Relenza and Tamiflu, but resistant to Amantadine and another med I forget.
The Mexican Swine Flu reveals the sad truth about the toxic hell hole located south of our border. They knew months ago about this Mexican Flu Epidemic and told nobody.
Between the beheadings, stonings, honor killings, etc. they don't seem to care who dies. If one their own gets sick, it was all for Allah and they'll get their 71 virgins so all's good.
Don't buy fresh produce unless you will cook it. Don't eat out. Don't eat finger foods.
Yep, I cleaned out the medicine cabinet this morning and just got back from restocking it including acidopholis and Vit D.
Everyone talks about the advances in medicine today over 1918 which would help the mortality rate, however they forget that today's society is much more mobile. Very few still live on the farm and come into town once a month. Very few still travel only on Sunday to church a couple miles away. This mobility will spread any disease more quickly and to a much larger population than was ever thought of in 1918 which imo might very well offset the numbers of improved health care.
What I remember reading from the CDC is that Tamiflu SEEMS to be treating it, but that there were indeed some Mexican healthcare workers who had received either the Tamiflu vaccination, or were treated with it that were NOT responsive to either of those medications — note I realize this may not be typical AT ALL — however, the apparent ‘mildness’ so far exhibited in the US vs. Mexico — how does one account for that?