Skip to comments.SIGNIFICANT INCREASED RISK OF PANDEMIC, BUT NOT FOREGONE CONCLUSION--SIREN ALERT ON DRUDGE
Posted on 04/27/2009 1:43:18 PM PDT by pillut48
No story/source yet--is this about Mexico? Or America? Or is it a global warning??
Whatever it might be, it seems the military may be taking over the streets before too long, using this sudden 'pandemic' as an excuse?!
The back end of one at least.
I am really irritated to hear about all of these students that went to Mexico for spring break when they were supposed to be avoiding the country because of the escalating drug violence. People are just so caught up in having a good time that they have thrown common sense out the window. When I was in school we never got a *break*! Breaks were for people with JOBS!
I hope we never have a constitutional crisis or some despot trying to take over the country. 6 hours without electricity would have us on our knees. And you damn kids get off my lawn!
Without a doubt.
Take over of banks, take over of auto industry, now ramming through health care take over.
Whats next on the agenda, martial law?
I remember when I got the swine flu back in 1976 I think. Thank God I didn’t have a reaction to it.
Made me laugh though....pretty funny considering that would probably be something Obama would do in regards to the flu outbreak....since he has no idea how to handle things anyway. ;)
Why did he bother stating such a thing?
All he has to do is cut more tree's and continue the feeding of the printing presses.
Do you mean you got the vaccine?
Matt Drudge needs to calm down and shut up.
He is instigating a lot of this phony fear.
He has all the crazies upset.
Yep, I stood in line for about an hour to get it. The television and the gov had everyone scared just like the are doing today!
At the risk of sounding conspiratorial, I think this a matter of these four taking advantage of a method to declare martial law and confiscate all the guns owned by civilians...they will start with the membership lists of the NRA, IMO.
That will pave the way for the "National Security Force" you know, the force that is as "well-funded and armed as the US Military" to be set up as the only militia, under direct control of Rahm Emanuel.
I grew up on a farm and helped with the pigs for several years, I wonder if I am immune to the flu because I was subjected to lesser variant of it that my immune system could have inoculated me against?
Yet another reason I am glad I grew up on a farm.
Preventing large group gatherings was the same thought I had. A form of crowd control.
why do I not like the wording of that headline? This is sounding really bad. It reads like something out of a Tom Clancy or John Ringo book.
Cautious optimism, and vigilance are the key here, IMHO.
As FDR said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. Panic is NOT a good idea on ANYONE’s part — especially at this stage...
For those who are the ‘praying type’ and find themselves a bit unsettled right now — I have personally found Psalms to be particularly helpful in times of stress or worry...
[One other thing I’d like to share with my fellow FReepers: As for those who actually find themselves with worry so great that they can’t control their heart-rate and calm down, a call to your doctor, or a visit to the ER for a possible panic attack, heart attack, or stroke is NOT the WORST idea (especially if it’s just a phone call that helps you rule out things that require emergency medical attention (like a stroke or heart attack). Also, if you find yourself irrationally worried at this point, or become obsessed about this topic — also not a bad idea to go out and enjoy the spring weather, or just spend time with friends and family, watching a good movie (particularly a favorite comedy), or a variety of other things that get your mind OFF this topic for a while.]
I had heard it was 2 different swine flu strands mixed in (N. American Swine & European/Asian Swine flu), with human flu strain “A”, and N. American Avian flu. Am I missing one?
Keeping with the Homeland Security Department's non-use of the words "War On Terror" or "terrorists", I thought I would create a new DHS politically correct name.
I agree with the other poster about preventing large gatherings. level 5 might be stopping of movement. When they close the schools, it might be too late. I wonder what the boys at Fort Detrick are doing? If you see them running for the hills, it might be all over but the shouting. John Ringo has a now chilling book on this called The Last Centurion that talks of a liberal response to a bird flu plus massive global cooling event with a President who sounded a lot like Hillary.
Well, meet the new boss — same as the old boss certainly applies..
Okay, that gives ‘porkulus’ a whole new meaning, LOL!!
Now, if someone could just photoshop some lipstick on that face...just rewards after demeaning Sarah Palin!
“the other white meat sniffles and coughs”.
I’m personally annoyed that they are calling this “swine flu”. I’m living in an agricultural area right now, and frankly calling it “swine flu” doesn’t denote the proper ‘respect’ for what doctors and researchers and others are dealing with right now...
I really wish they’d call it something more descriptive, or different something like perhaps; Mexican Avian/Swine Flu or something (to denote the first appearance and highest concentration, and seemingly highest fatality rate’s geographic location, as well as including the Avian signifier to differentiate between the naturally occurring Swine Flu Viruses that are NOT capable of Human-Human transmission, and are common among people who have close contact with live infected pigs for whatever reason, and this particular Virus.
This is especially important in light of the fact that our media isn’t the greatest at relaying accurate information, especially about topics that are much more complicated than your average ‘car crash’ story, especially when it involves a more complex than usual understanding of medicine and illness to accurately report on this situation, IMHO.
If the CDC and such don’t do, IMHO, more to focus in on specific information on behalf of responsibly informing our public and taking into the consideration the state of the world’s mass media in regards to this disease we will either have undue panic, or failure to recognize a ‘known danger’ that we can do a lot to combat against if we work together...
This is just another case of them peeing down our backs and telling us its raining. The only thing we are suffering from is the JackAss flu.
Brit Hume thought it was much ado and made the comment that it seemed like something to distract.
Might be a way for Obama to rush through his HHS Secretary nominee...since they are urgently pushing that there is nobody there in the seat doing anything.
Which is false...the old Bush people are still in the HHS offices.
THEY NEED TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS: A genetically-engineered retrovirus or RNA virus that was created in a lab by combining human influenza, avian flu, and swine flu.
Never thought of that, your reply does have weight.
What makes you think that???
I think that this incident along with our high unemployment numbers, will kill any chances in the dems/rinos in passing amnesty.
There is a silver lining in every cloud.
Wonder how much they are not telling us.
ALSO BREATHING 6-8 SECONDS IN AND 6-8 SECONDS OUT FOR 30-90 SECONDS WILL CALM YOU DOWN.
Doesn’t have to be deep . . . just slow. Changes the chemistry in your brain toward relaxation.
Relaxation and anxiety are opposites.
As far as that goes, they would never have IMAGEINED that anyone would hijck three planes and run them into buildings.
I’m calling this Manbirdpig flu.
I’m calling bullshit on the whole phony story.
Just more more excuse for the Internationalist cabal to increase their power.
Because they’re reporting 1600 cases and 100 deaths. That’s clearly an under-reporting, trying to keep people clam. But it’s very stupid, because if that were true it would mean that manbirdpig as a 6.25 mortality rate. 1918 Spanish flu had 2.5%, worst the world has ever seen. A rate of 1% would mean there are 10,000 cases. So, the only thing we can know about the numbers is that what we’re getting isn’t true.
which is why they need to be careful. Anytime you innoculate large numbers of people there will be a small percentage that will have an adverse reaction and die. The media will advertize the dozens that die and the public not understanding this will panic and not take the shots.
U.S. Slow to Learn of Mexico Flu
Canadian Officials Knew of Rare Strain Before Americans Did
By David Brown
Sunday, April 26, 2009
U.S. public health officials did not know about a growing outbreak of swine flu in Mexico until nearly a week after that country started invoking protective measures, and didnt learn that the deaths were caused by a rare strain of the influenza until after Canadian officials did.
Good time line for mexico at link...
The who just raised the alert level and mexico’s response well this will continue to spread...
From my cold dead hands, perhaps...
No need to worry, the government will soon have it under control!
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