Skip to comments.OK I'll (vanity) it: The Mexican flu is total Bull. Must be a distraction.
Posted on 04/25/2009 5:37:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
Haven't seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever.
But it's all bull. Smoke. All of it.
Every. Single. Year. 30,000 Americans are killed by this exact same Flu. Type A.
How many Americans have succumbed to this one?
(that's a rhetorical question)
I suspect, this is all an elaborate ruse. To cover up our "dear leader's" plummeting approval numbers.
Someone, has been doing some polling. That's what I think.
We're not doomed.
For crying out loud. The media are nitwits.
That's really the point.
Not even since Bird Flu? SARS? Y2K?
Tammy Bruce, who is on right now, says it’s an attempt by the Mexican Govt to give itself the right to close the border and suppress civil liberties.
More people died from mid-September to early December in 1918 than have died of AIDS in its 24-year scourge...
Kind of convenient when OBAMA and his group of SOCIALIST elected officials and criminals want to pass Socialized Medicine...They’re gonna scare everyone into voting for it.
MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico empowers health department to isolate patients, inspect homes in swine flu outbreak.
Mexico has civil liberties?
Notice Perry's down with it.
So am I.
That's fewer Americans than are killed on our roads and highways.
And that's WITHOUT Ted Kennedy driving.
This is not the exact same flu. This is a strain of it. I won’t say head for the hills but there is a reason why the CDC and virologists are watching it very closely, when a virus mutates a lot of bad things can happen.
30,000 Americans are not killed by this influenza a year.
I agree. what a bunch of crap. Ugh! Obama is such a creepy loser. Who is he going to bow down to next? What an a$$ he is!
I believe they are overblowing it. every credible story I’ve seen says it’s a mild form of H1N1. People’s immune systems for the most part are able to build up and fight it off.
They want an excuse to implement martial law through the medical emergency health powers act, and then go after anyone who refuses to take whatever crap they want to inject you with. Or at least identify who will give them problems in the future when the real takeover begins.
I’m not so sure about your premise. M. Savage has been saying ranting about how this shows that the pro-immigrationists are dangerous and how this has come about because of our open borders. If his take on it is right, then this could cause more of the sheeple to go right, and against Obama.
“Haven’t seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever.
Not even since Bird Flu? SARS? Y2K?”
Acid rain? Killer bees? Cell phone brain tumors? Nuclear-power-created giant cyclops ants?
If the media doesn’t have us biting our nails in abject terror they’re not happy. And if you complain about it, you’re a “radical right-wing knuckle-dragging dittohead”.
Perhaps they mean their Southern border... or the Northern border for people heading South.
You forgot west nile virus.
The media just likes to hype up these cases.
They want to impose travel restrictions. The populace are restless and fighting mad over bailouts and such and are just about ready to march on Washington.
Alar? Ford Pintos? (okay, that one was real) Pop Rocks?
Sorry. Don’t mean to single you out. Thanks for your response.
But M. Savage is sort of the Debka of talk radio.
I’m not saying the H1N1 type-A Mexican Flu of 2009 is imaginary.
But it sure seems hyped. And our media is without any question, now entirely a state-run propaganda clique.
My suspicion is. If the media is clamoring about something.
Then. It must be bull!
Seriesly. I’ve taken to presuming our once-free press, has become a partisan, contrary indicator - to truth.
Since they’re in full-blown crisis mode.
I’m figuring, they’re all full of it.
Maybe I’m wrong. Lord knows I often am. But for some reason, I completely, totally suspect some sort of ulterior motives here.
Must be, everything else I’ve seen from the media since my formative years.
For lack of a kinder adjective. They’re liars.
This is not the exact same flu. This is a strain of it. I wont say head for the hills but there is a reason why the CDC and virologists are watching it very closely, when a virus mutates a lot of bad things can happen. ..... aft_lizard
Do 30,000 Americans die of the flu every year.
Who are they?
Mostly the old and the immune-compromised.
What's so different about this strain?
On another thread, a Mexican doctor told BBC that two of his intern colleagues in the hospital where he works have died. ...... 43 posted on Saturday, April 25, 2009 3:24:11 PM by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
When 86 year old Mrs. Bernstein dies of a particular flu strain, that's just The Natural Order of Things.
When two healthy 27 year old medical interns die in the same hospital of a particular flu strain, you have a very nasty, newly-mutated bug.
Regardless of Obama's opinion of himself, not everything is about him.
This is a big story in South America where Mexican passengers are being denied entry into the country if they arrive with a fever.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and sometimes a new and nasty strain of killer flu is a new and nasty strain of killer flu.
“Tammy Bruce, who is on right now, says its an attempt by the Mexican Govt to give itself the right to close the border and suppress civil liberties.”
Isn’t it easier just to send your criminals over here and be done with them?
Hey, I'm acquainted with a few people who still have problems because of getting infected from a mosquito bite. I don't think I'd characterize West Nile as purely hysteria.
“when a virus mutates a lot of bad things can happen.”
Something bad CAN happen, or nothing can happen. Let’s all panic just to be safe.
It doesn’t have to be a fake pandemic, for those with ulterior motives to take advantage. Times like this are great for playing hide the sausage with the general public.
Around here west nile killed a lot of blue jays but not much else.
I’ll panic when W panics.
0 hasn’t even brought it up.
Every year in the United States, on average:
5% to 20% of the population gets the flu;
more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications; and
about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.
Yes, enough already with the several dozen threads
on the flu hysteria.
I say this living in San Diego where there are 4 cases of this flu and Mexico at the southern border of SD.
The flu has been great for Obama.
The attention away from his distruction of America.
Focus on what Obama and the Democrats are doing and
what we are facing or maybe it is easier to yap on about the flu.
It sounded really weird, how it was described to me. Temporary memory loss, temporary paralysis, joint and bone pain. Lasting effects include feeling like you’re in a fog, mentally; vague aches and pains; and peripheral neuropathy. There were several people who died from what appeared to be a form of encephalitis. Killed a few horses and dogs around here too, in addition to jays and crows.
you have freepmail
Im not a baseball fan so i don’t care
“That’s fewer Americans than are killed on our roads and highways.”
...and less than 10% of the abortions in the US/year.
Years ago, the air in Mexico DF was dubbed ‘la mierda’ because of the pollution and poor sanitation control, combined with all the people squeezed in with each other. The poor were picking through garbage for food & stuff from the great heaps on the outskirts of the city.
Wikianswers has the 2008 metro population at 19.5 million +/- persons, but the City itself is estimated to hold about 8.8 million.
The situation makes for a lot of things, including a danger of illness, at least part of which is a result of the state of health care or lack of it. There may well be a real health danger there from this flu, as there would be among the poor anywhere; 3rd world poor though takes a person’s breath away, even in a corrupt country.
WTF does this have to do with Obama?
Besides that you are sounding completely uneducated here. I have studied virology and microbiology. Because two old people die from the flu doesn’t mean that its the same for every flu. As it is obvious that you do not know but not every Flu is the same and not every Type will have the same strain. Because this is type A it doesn’t mean it’s the same seasonal type A that hits us every year. What concerns everybody is the fact that the young and healthy died, like what happened during the 1918 Spanish Flu and the 1976 outbreak.
The elderly die from the regular flu because of secondary infections. THe young die from Flu’s like the Spanish flu due to a systematic over-reaction by the immune system causing the symptoms to be deadly. The elderly don’t die because their immune systems aren’t strong enough to over-react.
Heck. From what I understand. Someone dropped stone-cold from actual SARS, not too far away from here a couple years ago.
I was (probably too) concerned then. Posting still not far from the Mexican border - dealing every single day with ethnic Mexicans. (bit more difficult to state nationality)
I don’t buy it. In fact, I’ve gone from total bug-out mode Friday, to disbelief in just one day.
I’m starting to smell a rat.
I wish the liberal media would hurry up and go bankrupt.
They so very, suck.
Pravda had nothing on America’s state-run media.
It is. Look outside.
We're not doomed.
Yes we are. Do you plan on living forever?
I guess somewhere between Chicken Little and ignoring everything is a happy medium where we take reasonable precautions to deal with this, elevating them as the danger might grow in our particular areas. Modern community health organizations are very effective in containing plagues that used to decimate whole populations, I'll give them some slack no matter who sits in the White House.
One of the most effective tools they have is electronic transmission of messages telling people not to have contact with other people in a given area. Sometimes, that's going to spill over into hype on slow news days, but it's better than having to be told face-to-face to stay inside.
Agree and glad someone brought it up.
To bad so many on FR have been sucked in and doing
the job of the MSM with all the hysteria flu threads
Makes perfect sense to me.
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