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Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu
hoo News ^ | 4/25/09 | MARK STEVENSON

Posted on 04/25/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT by Kartographer

Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu

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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borders; flu; flupandemic; homelandinsecurity; immigration; influenza; mexico; mexicocity; swineflu
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To: Kartographer; All

In the US I would suspect any Roach Coaches, especially in Southern, CA.

And to strongly avoid going near any transportation hubs like airports and bus stations.

21 posted on 04/25/2009 9:52:48 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: rovenstinez

Well, you can always check here (for the ‘truth’) and short case history

THe WHO (a group with a spotted past) reports “up to 60” dead in Old Mexico, the schools were closed and now ‘events’ are banned.

Digging thru what is out on the web, I see mostly rehashed bit of the AP piece, the WHO release and a lot of references tothe 1918 flu pandemic. GUess we’ll have to wait for some movement by the Mexican authorities.
THe drug companies will likely make som ebucks on the fear tho.

Las cosas van de malo a peor, tenga cuidado para se ALL la familia

22 posted on 04/25/2009 10:04:03 AM PDT by ASOC
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To: ronnyquest

I just heard on FoxNews that 75 high school students and their families are quarantined with flu-like symptoms. They will be sampling the DNA of their virus.

23 posted on 04/25/2009 10:07:04 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, BLACK, Beautiful, Conservative!!!)
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To: ronnyquest

this should be the top story btt

24 posted on 04/25/2009 10:20:54 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: brwnsuga

Also, adding said sampled DNA and demographic information to a national database for later government review.

25 posted on 04/25/2009 10:27:02 AM PDT by ronnyquest ("That's what governments are for, to get in a man's way.")
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To: Kartographer

There was a book out a couple of years ago titled “The Great Influenza” by John Barry about the epidemic of 1918. One of the factors apparently that led to the biggest outbreak in America was that a large city (Philadelphia, if I remember correctly) pondered canceling some giant political celebration (fascism was huge in those days with Wilson’s administration pushing “community activism”). They decided to hold the event after all, and this led to thousands of people being exposed to the virus - leading to a major infection rate in the city.

Maybe Mexico is considering this...

26 posted on 04/25/2009 10:29:13 AM PDT by Magnatron
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Todos — Many have wondered if the super-massive death rate epidemics of Colonial Mexico in the 1500s included influenza components. It would be likely even though measles and smallpox are cited usually. Why? Influenza strikes those weakened by hunger especially hard, and the 1500s in Mexico seem to have had especially dry spells — major crop losses. MOST — 70-80% of the population died in some larges areas in the epidemics between 1519 and 1595. Up to 90%, todos.

It is why there are so many ruins in Mexico, as I understand. A whole culture — that of the Aztecs and Catholic Conquistadors, both nearly completely erased in whole.

27 posted on 04/25/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by bvw
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Ruins are a mark of cultural extinguishment. Why? because vital societies do not leave ruins — they reuse the material, and they remove the non-usable to dumps.

28 posted on 04/25/2009 10:40:21 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Stentor


29 posted on 04/25/2009 10:41:12 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: bvw

What I am to make of the abandoned citys (Flint, Detroit) we see?

30 posted on 04/25/2009 10:53:41 AM PDT by ASOC
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Good point!

Not by bacterial, viral, or other micro-biological plaque.

But by the sociological plagues of the union-thugism and the ward-politics of me-first-ism were Flint, Detroit, Gary, Toledo and other once-thriving mid-western powerhouses of American entrepreneurism extinguished.

When did Obama blow his “legendary” cool and actually get into a punch match with another legislator? When that legislator claimed Obama’s ward was getting more than it’s fair share.

I did some work with the short line at the Gary steelyard fifteen years ago, and had a meeting where one of the managers had just gotten done attending a trial of two Union thugs who had attempted to hire a hitman on him. I remember that every third house in Gary was boarded up, every house next to it was a pigsty, and the house next to that was kept-up by hard-working decent folks.

31 posted on 04/25/2009 11:10:49 AM PDT by bvw
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To: headsonpikes
Here in the B.C. mountains wild animals will eat any corpses lying around, I think.

Aw damn I can see the 2010 headlines now, we'll be wondering where the swine/bird/human/porcupine flu came from.

32 posted on 04/25/2009 11:36:54 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kartographer

Here’s a good antidote to potential MSM/CDC-inspired panic (along with a good supply of vitamins, Sambucol, and facial masks such as I bought this morning).

Excerpted, see link for more.

FOX News Blogs » FOX Forum » Forum Contributor
April 25th, 2009 11:49 AM Eastern
DR. MARC SIEGEL: The Most Powerful Virus Is Fear Not Flu

With a new swine flu strain spreading among close to 1,000 people in Mexico and at least eight in the U.S., and with 61 reported deaths in Mexico, the most powerful virus pushing out its tentacles is not flu but fear. We are afraid of what we don’t know and what we don’t understand.

We hear about an unseen killer and we worry that we will be next. The best antidote for this kind of fear is the facts.

So let me take on the fear-laden terms. The first is pandemic. A pandemic means a new flu virus infecting people in several areas of the world at the same time. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Everyone knows about the 1918 Blue Death that killed over 50 million people worldwide, but how many people realize that the last pandemic, in 1968, ameliorated by vaccines, antibiotics, and public health measures, killed only 32,000 in the U.S. and 700,000 worldwide, less than many yearly outbreaks.

The current swine flu outbreak is not a pandemic, as the outbreak is confined mainly to Mexico, but if it does become one, it is far more likely to be the 1968 variety because of modern public health measures and because we have been exposed to several parts of this virus before and have an immune memory to it.

33 posted on 04/25/2009 11:50:36 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Kartographer

Uh Oh.

34 posted on 04/25/2009 11:52:17 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

35 posted on 04/25/2009 12:08:10 PM PDT by 4Liberty (End of civilization. 'Who cares about a little pork?' - Senator Schumer)
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To: ICCtheWay

(From Wikipedia)Effectiveness
Alcohol rubs kill many different kinds of bacteria, including antibiotic resistant bacteria and TB bacteria. Alcohol rubs inactivate many different kinds of viruses, including the flu virus and the common cold virus. Alcohol rubs also kill fungus.

Not all pathogens are equally susceptible. Certain bacteria, especially the spore-forming gram positives (e.g. Clostridium difficile) are relatively resistant and remain biologically viable. During the Anthrax attacks on the United States Postal Service, authorities warned that alcohol hand rubs would not kill anthrax spores. In environments with high lipids or protein waste (such as food processing), the use of alcohol hand rubs alone may not be sufficient to ensure proper hand hygiene.

But it looks as if Purell® VF447 hand sanitizer is fairly effective. I need to look for some.

I don’t think this will be a end of the world bug or even a 1914 Spanish Flu, but when you combine it with all the other things happening, well how much more until people panic, many are skittish now a hot summer localized shortages of goods and services and flu outbreak how much kinling do you have to add before you get a big fire?

I am adding more water and a couple extra bottles of beach to my preps and then praying.


36 posted on 04/25/2009 12:31:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: bvw
Perhaps - but I can point to the many abandoned cities or parts thereof in Russia, the old CCCP and to a lesser extent in England.

Could it be that all (parts) of the society were exhausted by empire building or taxes and internal (internecine warfare) conflict? The producers (and captitol) flee, leaving behind the detritus of the society.

We see active destruction today in Pakistan - are the Taliban the new Goths?

37 posted on 04/25/2009 1:34:15 PM PDT by ASOC
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To: ronnyquest

Makes you wonder?

38 posted on 04/25/2009 2:20:06 PM PDT by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa (Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Kenya.)
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To: Magnatron
Philadelphia . . . pondered canceling some giant political celebration . . .

THINK. What was going on in 1918? I'd hardly call a WWI loan drive a "political" celebration. Here's a good summary of how Philly and St. Louis handled the outbreak differently, with very different mortality results.

39 posted on 04/25/2009 2:23:53 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: OrangeDaisy

Perhaps you should THINK. The rally in Philadelphia was not just a war bond drive, but a political rally given by the corrupt city bosses - who were determined to run the event even after being warned.

WWI was not a war we needed to be involved in, and Wilson’s administration DID encourage city and community activism to supposedly keep the masses in line. His administration was the first true implementation of fascism in this country, where neighborhood monitors were employed to report on their wards and look out for “subversive” behavior. Many war protesters and just plain ordinary people were jailed in regular sweeps. Simply not turning out for these political and war drives was grounds for suspicion. This is why so many Philadelphians showed up that day.

Was it worth 12,000 deaths?

For more insight on Wilson’s fascist movement, you should read Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism”.

40 posted on 04/25/2009 3:59:33 PM PDT by Magnatron
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