Skip to comments.Americans told to wear masks as swine flu spreads round globe
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.
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People are coming in from Mexico? Who knew?
‘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!
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?
I think there are masks in all those Y2K survival kits that basically the same bunch as this were promoting.
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
“With the worldwide death toll standing at about 81...”
Mexico is now the world? Idiot.
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.
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!
A virus is smaller than the holes in those masks ....
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.
Gads..... Robert Gibbs looks like crap in that photo!!! Lack of sleep and pale. I wonder what the hell is going on.
Ok, what politian has stock in the company that makes these?
Yeah, they are. I don’t get it. That would be completely ineffective.
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.
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!
You need a better mask!
Does the Prez really thnk a thin paper or cloth mask will stop a VIRUS?