Skip to comments.CDC says too late to contain U.S. flu outbreak
Posted on 04/24/2009 2:42:42 PM PDT by Crazieman
WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it was too late to contain the swine flu outbreak in the United States.
CDC acting director Dr. Richard Besser told reporters in a telephone briefing it was likely too late to try to contain the outbreak, by vaccinating, treating or isolating people.
"There are things that we see that suggest that containment is not very likely," he said.
He said the U.S. cases and Mexican cases are likely the same virus. "So far the genetic elements that we have looked at are the same." But Besser said it was unclear why the virus was causing so many deaths in deaths in Mexico and such mild disease in the United States.
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Obviously this is Bush’s fault.
Well, another piece of bad news. Of course, the borders are going to be swamped with sick Mexicans so I imagine this will travel fast.
Useless waste of money.
This will be the same statement issued after a nuke goes off in a US city. “We’ll it’s too late to do anything now.”
Idiots. You haven’t listened to the people for years. We want the border closed. Now, not tomorrow, right now.
The CDC is being far too politically correct about this. They refused to say that our lack of secure border to the South is allowing the disease across our borders.
7 People diagnosed with swine flue in Texas does not make an epidemic.
But he is probably right that a vaccine could not be deployed in time if an outbreak occurs.
I think alot of readers will miss your source name:
So I post it again!
Thanks to the illegal alien abettors.
Of course, all the more easy to infect you my dear.
What’s the politically correct way of saying “We’re screwed”?
"Remain calm....all is well."
They say 60 people have died.
The flu has always killed lots of elderly people.
What are the ages of the people who died?
If it’s people who aren’t very old or young I’d worry more that this was a possible pandemic.
call Jack Bauer?
It’s killing people in their prime, 25 - 45, which is why the freak out.
I’ve read that CDC has Tamiflu at the ready, to try and contain the outbreak, which conflicts with the “too late to contain” remarks. I wonder if the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.
But, with the liklihood of poor Mexicans streaming north to be treated in US emergency rooms, I wonder how effective any attempt at containment could be.
age 25-45. Ok then there is good reason to worry!
Young people dying. And dna of virus is perplexing,,both avian and swine dna. CDC is alarmed,,
Yeah, a whole 7 people have died. There's no way to stop it now.
Do I need a sarcasm tag? Really?
New report says 60 people died.
I think the H1N1 viruses are resistant to tamiflu,,they use Flumadine or amantadine, other antivirals. But I read the cdc memos on this outbreak and they didn’t mention antivirals and which ones worked.
There’s a Drudge link to a WHO report, stating that this virus is responsive to Tamiflu, and that authorities in both the US and Mexico have stockpiles of the drug.
Nice living next to a 3rd world nation Mexico where they live with Pigs and having a Pig in the White House that loves Mexicans.
well.. thank goodness we didn’t go along with that racist practice of securing of the borders.
diversity... how else would an American experience third world diseases?
the timing is ..... suspicious
I am mistaken,,the new virus is sensitive to tamiflu.
The CDC website says the only cases in the US have been in San Diego and Imperial Counties in CA and San Antonio, Texas.
Anyway, here's the CDC recommendations page for Swine Flu:
Have to run out, but is there a link where it states that this strain is “perplexing” - having both avian and swine dna?
mortality rate is about 10% based on cases in Mexico
Once it gets going among greater numners of peoplr, it will mutate again
for better or for worse?
bird, swine, and human flue DNA mixed....sure sounds engineered to me
SEATTLE (CNN) Joe Biden told Democratic fundraisers Sunday night that there is no doubt in his mind a crisis will occur during Barack Obama’s first six months in office that will test his mettle and force him to make unpopular decisions.
“Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy,” said Biden to a roomful of donors. “The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.”
“Remember I said it standing here, if you don’t remember anything else I said,” Biden continued. “Watch, we’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
“I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s going happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate.”
The Delaware senator spoke at two Seattle fundraises Sunday night, expected to bring in $1 million for the campaign. Biden told the supporters that when Obama will need them to stand with the administration on the difficult calls not financially, but by using their influence within their communities to convince others that the right decisions are being made.
“I promise you, you all are going to be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls, why is the polling so down, why is this thing so tough?’ We’re going have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years,” said Biden. “I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.”
October 20, 2008
The Swine Influenza A/H1N1 viruses characterized in this outbreak have not been previously detected in pigs or humans. The viruses so far characterized have been sensitive to oseltamivir, but resistant to both amantadine and rimantadine.
The page I read said Oseltamivir and Zanamivir.
WHY has this jack*ss Hussein not closed the border???? Immediately close the dam* border! No Flights either. What is wrong with these people....going to get us killed.
It is already too late...
I agree, it sounds engineered. We need our genetics folks to clear this one up. Have u seen the obama deception on you tube. Speaking of engineered. Warning.. it is a full length documentary.
U.S. officials track new flu strain
Canada on alert after respiratory illnesses reported in Mexico
>>Young people dying. And dna of virus is perplexing,,both avian and swine dna. CDC is alarmed,,
Please provide a link... We’d love to read more about this. Having both swine and avian DNA would seem to indicate the virus was engineered in a laboratory.
The CDC wants us to believe it’s too late for containment. That means they didn’t see this coming. Not very good at their jobs, are they?
The majority of these cases have occurred in otherwise healthy young adults. Influenza normally affects the very young and the very old, but these age groups have not been heavily affected in Mexico.
Because there are human cases associated with an animal influenza virus, and because of the geographical spread of multiple community outbreaks, plus the somewhat unusual age groups affected, these events are of high concern.
The Swine Influenza A/H1N1 viruses characterized in this outbreak have not been previously detected in pigs or humans. The viruses so far characterized have been sensitive to oseltamivir, but resistant to both amantadine and rimantadine
Bubonic plague has a harder time spreading (you need fleas and rats to spread it.) However if Bubonic Plague transmutes into Pneumonic Plague then its katie-bar-the-door!
I’m so not looking forward to traveling home through Houston/Bush International tomorrow. Guess it’s time to load up on the Airborne and vitamin cocktail.
This really is O’s fault. IMO