Skip to comments.Cibolo school closed amid swine flu fears (Texas)
Posted on 04/26/2009 10:46:57 AM PDT by wolfcreek
New case feared in Texas as virus spreads elsewhere in U.S., and Mexican toll mounts.
(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...
Afraid the origin of this strain may be Mexico, my man. Course we don’t do damn near enough to stop the *speaders* from coming in.
Why not just go ahead and close all the schools for a week or so? We would save money and the kids would like an extended spring break. It would reduce spreading any illnesses right now.
“Perry asking CDC for over 37,000 courses of Tamaflu from Strategic National Stockpile. “
That’s a pathetically small number of doses. Will cover about 1 small burb of Dallas.
That is true. I was just joking about Texas. It is a great state but I really wish they would stop the “quit America” talk.
I don’t know CindyDawg. It seems like the flu and other crud is spread faster when the kids are out during the holidays.
Maybe we should lock them in the schools until this is over? (o:
After reading this article, I remembered an article I read yesterday on the BBC website, where people left comments. One comment was from a doctor in Mexico City, who said the deaths were close to 200, not 20 or 60.
Tamiflu is very very expensive. Who is going to pay for it? Oh, I know! Let’s raise the tobacco tax again!
More like *America quiting us* but, whatever. We’re just trying to put the fear of God in an otherwise God-less admin.
lol. You may have a point. Where is hocndoc?
Why is the phrase “bumpity-bump” running through my mind?
It the Mexican Flu. So, call it the Mexican Flu.
The socialists and PC people will call it swine flu.
I was guessing that the extra meds were for medical staff, esp around the border.
It looks like this swine flu thing is going to put a big dent in the BIG May 1st Socialist “worker” Day and Cinco de Mayo extravaganzas in this country. LOL! Oh well, we can make up for it next year and celebrate whatever the hell it is we are celebrating on Cinco de Mayo.
US declares public health emergency for swine flu
When will “undocumented workers” start flooding the boarder looking for meds.
Thats a pathetically small number of doses. Will cover about 1 small burb of Dallas.
Think of it as the new T.A.R.P. you only get it if you count and most of us don’t count...lol.
Why is the phrase bumpity-bump running through my mind?
roflol DITTO! But hey look what happened in the end. God gets the last say even with Stephen King! Bad guys all dead!!
My thought, how do they know that this particular anti-viral will work on this supposedly “mutated pig, bird, human strain”?
I’m sure the PTBs will come up with a *popular* name.
It’s ony partially a *swine* flu.
and the CDC responds saying "no can do", saving all we can for our NE liberal friends.
“I had a little bird/ Its name was Enza/ I opened the window/ And In-Flu-Enza.”
From the link in post #20
“The virus is an influenza A virus, carrying the designation H1N1. It contains DNA from avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses, said the CDC.”
IMO, this wasn’t a *natural* occurence.
Fer a minute there, I thought you said “Cibola”.
Actually, Janet seems to be responding.
Oh Thank Goodness, the Janet is right on top of this. We are doomed!
Remember the story a few months ago about arabs dying while playing with bio weapons in africa? Connection?
Multiply that by ten, maybe a hundred thousand, in every state, then we can talk. Is there is a more easily transmissible disease than influenza? I don't think so. I've been completely smacked down for almost a week now, with symptoms that match to a 'T' those described for this flu. Still feel like I've been run over by a cement truck. Must have caught it locally, but I'm not in one of the states mentioned by the CDC. This is the most mobile society on earth, tracking something like this only seems possible after the damage, if any, is done.
This is TAKS week - lots of tests - until Friday (which is the beginning of UIL Regional Track - which is why TAKS had to be moved from Friday to Monday).
The time to panic is when the government explicitly tells us not to panic.
JANET: EVENTS DO NOT WARRANT TESTING OF PLANE PASSENGERS FROM MEXICO...
Interesting on many levels.
Mexican authorities ARE combing the transportation hubs there.
(scroll down to end of article)
PAPER: Americans told to wear masks...
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.
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.
Medical experts will meet on Tuesday to advise the World Health Organisation (WHO) on whether to raise the current pandemic alert level.
Quick---somebody tell braindead Janet (/snic)
NAPOLITANO SEZ EVENTS DO NOT WARRANT TESTING OF PLANE PASSENGERS FROM MEXICO........
Sorry, she’s too busy looking for right wing extremist veterans sneaking in from Canada.
White House: Swine Flu Briefing Not a Deflection From Obama Golf Outing
Napolitano revises Extemism list, says Hugh Hefner's causing global silicone shortage. "I'm no boob," Hef asserts.
DHS Secy Janet (Butch) Napolitano said: "I am revising the Extremism Threat list and am adding Hugh Hefner to the list. At the G-8 summit, Pres Obama was appraised of global concerns that the world is running out of silicone. Hugh Hefner was named as the chief cause. Global leaders say the shortage is due to boobs, and blamed the US. "
The Smiling Messiah speaks: "I applaud Secy Napolitano for defending the world against boobs. I told world leaders it's America's fault---Hefner is causing the silicone shortage and is the source of America's chronic obsession with boobs. I've asked VP Viden to investigate the size and scope of boob jobs, and to report his (cough) findings to me."
Hugh Hefner is accused of personally causing a silicone shortage and aiding and abetting America's chronic obsession with big boobs. Hefner denies the charge. Says he's not a boob.
"I'm no boob. The government is coming after me just because I'm financially hung and b/c I can't get it up without a forklift and duct tape. My TV show was cancelled, I'm selling the mansion and all my sex toys and orgy equipment. My Bunny Clubs closed, even my private jet is gone. Everything went downhill after Boobie, er, I mean Barbie, left me. "
Whew——I am s-o-o-o-o-o-o relieved (/snic).
My mom lives in Cibolo, I wonder if she’z aware of all this. She doesn't do the Internet thing.
Thanx for the info.
This is getting a little absurd.
Why aren't we told to do this EVERY flu season? (along with no touching, kissing’ hugging, etc..)
For God's sake an AVERAGE of 36,000 die from the *flu* every year.
Purely political, INDEED!
Suitcase nuke scare
Al Queda nuke navy
Global financial meltdown
Every time a crisis subsides, it always seems like another just magically POPS up.
I had a little bird/ Its name was Enza/ I opened the window/ And In-Flu-Enza.
That’s nothin! I know a widow woman who had a bed feller the other night! His name is Arthur Idis.
You would *just* be correct. The Bus admins were no different.
Bus = Bush