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Americans told to wear masks as swine flu spreads round globe
TimesOnline.CO.UK ^ | 4/26/09

Posted on 04/26/2009 12:42:27 PM PDT by Crazieman

Doctors in America are advising worried patients to buy painters’ masks as a precaution against the global outbreak of swine flu that appears to have spread from Mexico to the United States, New Zealand and possibly Europe.

With the worldwide death toll standing at about 81 and with about 1,300 people infected, authorities across the globe are torn between the desire to slow down a potential flu pandemic and the need to avoid bringing major cities on every continent to an economic standstill.

As of today, the US was still allowing people to cross the border from Mexico – where it is thought the swine flu emerged last week – although customs officials at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings were given protective masks. It is thought that eight people in US border towns have gone down with swine flu, and tonight Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that a further eight cases have been confirmed among students in New York.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhocdc; cdc; epidemic; flu; influenza; mexicanflu; mexicanswineflu; mexico; mexiflu; obama; outbreak; pandemic; swine; swineflu
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1 posted on 04/26/2009 12:42:27 PM PDT by Crazieman
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To: Crazieman

People are coming in from Mexico? Who knew?


2 posted on 04/26/2009 12:45:35 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (When the going gets tough, Democrats switch sides.)
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To: Crazieman

‘Americans told to wear masks’....because Obama and the democrats refuse to close the borders or even check people coming into this country!

More proof that the PC crap coming from this administration is going to get us all killed!


3 posted on 04/26/2009 12:49:09 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Crazieman

Add painters dust mask’ to the list next to the plastic sheeting and duct tape of useless items the Department of Homeland Stupidity recommends in the event of an emergency.

Really, if these masks work so great then how come I still have white buggers in my nose after sanding on some sheetrock while wearing one?


4 posted on 04/26/2009 12:49:10 PM PDT by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: Crazieman

I think there are masks in all those Y2K survival kits that basically the same bunch as this were promoting.


5 posted on 04/26/2009 12:49:36 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Crazieman

6 posted on 04/26/2009 12:49:58 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Crazieman

U.S. Human Cases of Mexican Swine Flu Infection State # of laboratory confirmed cases
California 7 cases
Kansas 2 cases
New York City 8 cases
Ohio 1 case
Texas 2 cases
TOTAL COUNT 20 cases


7 posted on 04/26/2009 12:52:21 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: penelopesire
because Obama and the democrats refuse to close the borders or even check people coming into this country!

Sad to say, that's a bipartisan problem - Bush wouldn't have done any differently. Neither party cares about enforcing the US southern border.
8 posted on 04/26/2009 12:53:46 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Crazieman

Quote:

“With the worldwide death toll standing at about 81...”

Mexico is now the world? Idiot.


9 posted on 04/26/2009 12:54:26 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Crazieman

I still want to know how the man running the company responsible for breaching Zero’s, McCain’s, and Clintons passport records goes from that, to national intell advisor, to director of the CDC.


10 posted on 04/26/2009 12:54:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

That is pure speculation on what Bush would have done in this circumstance. He is not in office..OBAMA IS IN OFFICE AND OUT PLAYING GOLF TODAY!


11 posted on 04/26/2009 12:56:35 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Crazieman

A virus is smaller than the holes in those masks ....


12 posted on 04/26/2009 12:58:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: penelopesire
Call me crazy but I bet this bio-terrorism has been in the works since the Bush administration when we were all warned in 2006. Could terrorists have set up labs in Mexico and this is the 6 month “test” case Biden warned us about?

Of course, as usual GWB and Cheney will be to blame. Too bad the epidemic proportions of the issue had to interrupt Obama’s golf game. But then we had someone as wise as Carnack to lead us through, the one and only Mz. Napaliano.

Hope everyone in the Obama administration wears a face mask. It will help me save money on my weekly supply of heart-burn meds.

13 posted on 04/26/2009 12:59:44 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Gads..... Robert Gibbs looks like crap in that photo!!! Lack of sleep and pale. I wonder what the hell is going on.


14 posted on 04/26/2009 1:00:19 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Crazieman

Ok, what politian has stock in the company that makes these?


15 posted on 04/26/2009 1:00:47 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SkyDancer

Yeah, they are. I don’t get it. That would be completely ineffective.


16 posted on 04/26/2009 1:03:46 PM PDT by DaisyCutter
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To: Crazieman

I hope this is the same flu bug I just got done dealing with.

I caught the flu 2 weeks ago and just yesterday started feeling 100% again.

I’m not ready to have to deal with another or even worse one yet.


17 posted on 04/26/2009 1:05:47 PM PDT by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: not2worry

I heard a little of the presser on XM radio on the way to the store and what little I heard...was not reassuring at all!

Nothing would surprise me in regards to this whole thing. One thing is certain though...This country was not attacked after 911 on President Bush’s watch!


18 posted on 04/26/2009 1:06:01 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: diverteach
Because ~ and listen closely ~ the masks come in different degrees of filtration.

You need a better mask!

19 posted on 04/26/2009 1:06:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Crazieman

Does the Prez really thnk a thin paper or cloth mask will stop a VIRUS?


20 posted on 04/26/2009 1:11:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: penelopesire

Even if it is a full blown pandemic, with millions of people dying they would not close the border. Why? Because it is “racist”. And not appearing racist is more important than the health, safety, and security of American citizens. [BTW, citizen is a quasi-racist term too]


21 posted on 04/26/2009 1:12:19 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: not2worry

If this is a full blown epidemic, rest assured Mr. Napaliano will order the arrest of veterans and other right wing extremists. After all, they COULD be dangerous. Infected Mexicans streaming across the border are okay, though.


22 posted on 04/26/2009 1:14:56 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: penelopesire
I heard a little of the presser on XM radio on the way to the store and what little I heard...was not reassuring at all!

I just listened to a presser with the Canadian Minister of Health. She sounded as scared as someone who's been told they have a serious disease.

23 posted on 04/26/2009 1:16:24 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Thanks for the report. It appears that the American ‘officials’ just don’t give a crap! They are doing nothing that should be done and some reports are saying that ‘US Officials’ knew about this virus ‘before last week-end’!

We won’t ever get the truth out of them though and the media in America will ask nothing other than soft balled questions designed to give them an out at every turn.

I haven’t slept well since Zero was sworn in and this is a perfect example of why.


24 posted on 04/26/2009 1:23:44 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Does the Prez really thnk a thin paper or cloth mask will stop a VIRUS?

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Evidently the CDC under the Obama reign of terror doesn't realize the skin is the largest organ in the body. A virus can enter any pore.

The nasal passages just give it easier access to the body, unless of course, your a Mexican at a tea bag party with Barney Frank.

25 posted on 04/26/2009 1:24:01 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: rbg81

Pathetic..isn’t it!?


26 posted on 04/26/2009 1:24:21 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SkyDancer

It might be effective to the extent of blocking droplets if someone sneezes or coughs on you, and it will keep you from inadvertently touching your nose or mouth after coming in contact with an infected surface.


27 posted on 04/26/2009 1:25:14 PM PDT by balch3
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To: cripplecreek

“I still want to know how the man running the company responsible for breaching Zero’s, McCain’s, and Clintons passport records goes from that, to national intell advisor, to director of the CDC.”

Please explain this. I haven’t heard about this yet and am very curious.


28 posted on 04/26/2009 1:25:58 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Crazieman
...possibly Europe...

Possibly Europe?

Can The Times find Spain on a map?

29 posted on 04/26/2009 1:27:48 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: keats5

Just do a search of “John Brennan” and the passport breach during the campaign.

Just last week he was a deputy intell advisor to Obama and today he spoke during the presser as Director of the CDC.


30 posted on 04/26/2009 1:29:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: SkyDancer
A virus is smaller than the holes in those masks ....

Yeah, but a virus is usually only transmitted through the air when it is aerosolized in a sneeze.
31 posted on 04/26/2009 1:32:22 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: not2worry

“Call me crazy but I bet this bio-terrorism has been in the works since the Bush administration when we were all warned in 2006.”

One does wonder. It’s certainly possible and it would be tailor made for the weaknesses of our country at the moment.

It’s also telling that the Director of HOMELAND SECURITY has taken charge of this crisis. It this is bioterrorism, that would be the correct department to deal with this.


32 posted on 04/26/2009 1:34:44 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow. Interesting. Thank you.


33 posted on 04/26/2009 1:35:34 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Crazieman

Was there any funds set aside for swine flu masks in the massive PORKULUS BILLS?


34 posted on 04/26/2009 1:41:29 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I FReep therefore I contribute to the FReepathon.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Anything that causes a barrier between you, the potential host, and the person with the illness is going to be effective to some extent. The other way the mask works is that if you touch an object that has the virus, you are less likely to then directly touch your mouth, nose, etc., which often provides easy entry.

There is a lot of wisdom in wearing a mask. Why people on here don’t understand it only shows me they have not done some basic study on infectious disease.


35 posted on 04/26/2009 1:45:18 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Crazieman

Get San Fran Nan Peloser a mask and stop scaring the children. Do it for the children.


36 posted on 04/26/2009 1:49:44 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: DaisyCutter

Catching sneeze drops at best.


37 posted on 04/26/2009 1:52:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Crazieman

If anyone came into my store/bank wearing a mask, that person would be shot on sight.


38 posted on 04/26/2009 1:59:29 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

This might work, but I doubt that there are enough to go around.

39 posted on 04/26/2009 2:00:08 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: Crazieman

This will scare youhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm


40 posted on 04/26/2009 2:01:06 PM PDT by cmsgop ( " C'mon, Stand Up Chuck")
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P.S.

Also on “site.”


41 posted on 04/26/2009 2:10:28 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Crazieman

who told anybody to wear mask?
Was Janet Manpolitano’s briefing today?


42 posted on 04/26/2009 2:23:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: diverteach

You and I caught that thing about the same time.

Couldn`t even hardly walk to the bathroom,today`s
the first day I`ve spent up and eating solid food

Horrible experience,wasn`t even aware of the swine
outbreak till yesterday not listening to news

Would have freaked thinking it was SF I had


43 posted on 04/26/2009 2:25:08 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: mysterio

Right - so when someone breathes that virus whether or not they’re wearing a mask they’ll get it ...


44 posted on 04/26/2009 2:29:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: balch3

Well that is true ... I always carry a small bottle of sanitizer with me ...


45 posted on 04/26/2009 2:29:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Crazieman

I’ll do it when they make one that has a hole in it to let me smoke.

~/<;o)


46 posted on 04/26/2009 2:31:03 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply." W.C Fields)
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To: SkyDancer

No, the mask will catch the aerosolized droplet, offering some measure of protection. So those walking around with masks on actually do decrease their risk of infection somewhat.


47 posted on 04/26/2009 2:32:40 PM PDT by mysterio
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Almost a year ago this 30 second commercial started playing around Ohio. Very mysterious - almost as if it was setting us up. I'm not paranoid, but in light of the recent happenings, this is all the more mysterious. One of the phrases - "It will happen again!". OhioPandemicFlu.Gov. I really encourage you to take 30 seconds to watch this.
48 posted on 04/26/2009 2:44:10 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Does the Prez really thnk a thin paper or cloth mask will stop a VIRUS?

Does the virus get spread as an isolated organism, or is it carried by water droplets (such as from a sneeze)?

49 posted on 04/26/2009 3:15:02 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: tang-soo

Almost a year ago this 30 second commercial started playing around Ohio. Very mysterious - almost as if it was setting us up. I’m not paranoid, but in light of the recent happenings, this is all the more mysterious. One of the phrases - “It will happen again!”. OhioPandemicFlu.Gov. I really encourage you to take 30 seconds to watch this.

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Thank you for posting this! I referenced it another thread but wouldn’t have known the link and couldn’t remember enough to find it during a search.


50 posted on 04/26/2009 3:28:45 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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