Skip to comments.Israel renames unkosher swine flu (they call it Mexiflu)
Posted on 04/27/2009 7:34:24 PM PDT by Perdogg
Israeli Health Minister Yakov Litzman has been updating a nervous public on the swine flu epidemic - and he started by renaming it for religious reasons.
"We will call it Mexican flu. We won't call it swine flu," said Mr Litzman, who belongs to the ultra-religious United Torah Judaism party.
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he who controls the terms of the debate, controls the DEBATE.
I love Israelis and their great sense of sense.
No, it’s the 0bama bug, as he is Typhoid Barry.
Man, I love the Israelis and the Jewish people. I don’t mind a bit that they call it the Mexican flu or any other thing they want to call it but you can’t deny its origin.
It is, in fact “Swine” flu.
One of my Russian friends sent me an English text from some Russian website - they called it a “human swine flu”.
Since nowhere else that article tried to be funny or to hint at who would exactly be that “human swine”, I decided that it was just a bad translation...
How bout Mexipig Flu?
Call it wetback flu.
Am I the only one who thinks this could be a terrorist attack?
Hey, Petronski, get a load of this! That the name you came up with a couple of days ago, right here on FR.
Typhoid Barry golfs while swine flu spreads. Obama doesn't care about America's youth.
Brilliant! Israel picks up on FreeRepublic talking points!!!
It is, in fact 2 parts Swine flu, one part Avian flu, and one part human flu.
Based on this - Mexican flu seems an appropriate name.
“It is, in fact 2 parts Swine flu, one part Avian flu, and one part human flu.
Based on this - Mexican flu seems an appropriate name.”
I know the progression...
In all fairness it was first swine flu from all I’ve heard. Besides, seems kind of racist to pick on the poor Mexican’s like that. It makes me feel bad for Speedy Gonzales and Nacho Libre, not to mention all those ‘day-laborers’ out keeping America’s jobs warm for them while they contemplate their economic position.
I think we should call it something scientific sounding like Swinavisapeinitis.
Or maybe Bob... or Jose’.
How about the Obama-nation flu?
Or the Barry Hussein Hurler flu?
I woke up this morning feeling fine. After lunch, I felt a strange compulsion to break out two Coronas; and a little salt and lime. All was good. After about two hours I sneezed. Thinking nothing of this, I wandered outside. Suddenly I was wallowing in the mud and the voices in my head told me to crap on the windshield.
Thank goodness that the county health department showed up and tested me. Hours later they confirmed via the CDC that I was indeed infected with the Mexi-swine-avia-flu and had to send 40% more of my money to the government.
Just kidding. Except for the more money part. If we do not send more money to the incompetent Mexican government, there might be more airplanes flying into buildings in New York. Oh wait..........
Well, they've gone from unkosher to Un-PC. But Mexi-Flu is about what it should be called, especially since swine flu is a term that's been around for years and this the new flu is significantly different from the old swine flu.
He must have grown up in overly close pproximity to TROP..
It is normally named from where it is taken and the type. The present virus has the following 8 components in its RNA, with origin:
PB2 Avian North America
PB1 Human circa 1993
PA Swine Eurasia +/-
HA Swine North America
NP Swine Eurasia +/-
NA Swine Eurasia
MP Swine Eurasia
NS Swine Eurasia +/-
It is the hemagglutinin (HA or in this case H sub-type 1 = H1) that binds to the cell and causes the virus to enter, this is from Swine hence the name Swine influenza. However, naming influenza virus is not easy as the other components should be considered as well, especially the Neuraminidase (NA or in this case N sub-type 1 = N1) that releases the virus from the infected cell and causes it to spread. Then there are differences among the sub-types i.e. a H1 is not the same as another H1.
Traditionally the name is reflected by the species and the geographical region from where the sample is taken and identified. This would give the name Influenza A Virus A/California(04/99(H1N1) as written here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/SwineFlu.html
However, the nick name could be anything like Spanish flu, Asian flu or, in this case, Swine flu.
Thanks for the ping(s), 21twelve, and for the excellent info. AS! :)
Mexiflu works for me, although I’m still partial to “Chimera Flu” LOL — especially now with 8 different “parts” to work with! ;)
Polarik — thought you’d like to see AdmSmith’s post at #25 if you haven’t seen it before. [Sorry to ping you so much on this part of things, Polarik — Why must there be so many ways to explain exactly what this is! LOL Is it an attempt for some to explain it easier — it seems some of the more complicated sounding info. is easier for me to understand (WEIRD)? Everytime, I think I’ve got a handle on understanding this, I see a different explanation! ;) ]
NO, you aren’t. AFAIC, it’s definitely a possibility.
Dr. Henry Niman Talks Swine Flu (26 min Video)
Thanks! Will watch that in the morning! :)
Swine flu name wont be changed in Israel
NEW YORK (JTA) — The swine flu will not take any new names in Israel despite the unease of a health official from a fervently religious party.