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Israel renames unkosher swine flu (they call it Mexiflu)
BBC ^ | Page last updated at 16:36 GMT, Monday, 27 April 2009 17:36 UK

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel
KEYWORDS: chimeraflu; flu; influenza; mexiflu; nachovirus; swine; swineflu

1 posted on 04/27/2009 7:34:25 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

MEXICAN FLU!

he who controls the terms of the debate, controls the DEBATE.


2 posted on 04/27/2009 7:41:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Perdogg

I love Israelis and their great sense of sense.


3 posted on 04/27/2009 7:43:33 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: Perdogg

No, it’s the 0bama bug, as he is Typhoid Barry.


4 posted on 04/27/2009 7:46:21 PM PDT by combat_boots ("too much money is spent on extending the life of old people who are just gonna die anyway J Elders)
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To: Perdogg; ExTexasRedhead

ping


5 posted on 04/27/2009 7:46:50 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: Perdogg

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.


6 posted on 04/27/2009 7:49:15 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

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...


7 posted on 04/27/2009 7:52:39 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: Perdogg

How bout Mexipig Flu?


8 posted on 04/27/2009 8:10:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: gaijin

Call it wetback flu.


9 posted on 04/27/2009 8:18:45 PM PDT by WVNight (We havn't played Cowboys and Muslims yet....)
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To: Perdogg

Am I the only one who thinks this could be a terrorist attack?


10 posted on 04/27/2009 8:19:13 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: Petronski

Hey, Petronski, get a load of this! That the name you came up with a couple of days ago, right here on FR.


11 posted on 04/27/2009 8:21:56 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Perdogg

That’s wacist!


12 posted on 04/27/2009 8:27:35 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: combat_boots
“Typhoid Barry.”

Typhoid Barry golfs while swine flu spreads. Obama doesn't care about America's youth.

13 posted on 04/27/2009 8:31:57 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: Perdogg

Brilliant! Israel picks up on FreeRepublic talking points!!!


14 posted on 04/27/2009 8:32:17 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Gordon Greene
It is, in fact “Swine” flu.

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.

15 posted on 04/27/2009 8:40:04 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: politicket; All

“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’.


16 posted on 04/27/2009 8:51:58 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth and THE life." Any questions?)
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To: Gordon Greene
I think we should call it something scientific sounding like Swinavisapeinitis.

How about the Obama-nation flu?

Or the Barry Hussein Hurler flu?

17 posted on 04/27/2009 9:02:01 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: Gordon Greene

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..........


18 posted on 04/27/2009 9:11:36 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: Perdogg
Israel renames unkosher swine flu (they call it Mexiflu)

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.

19 posted on 04/27/2009 9:42:09 PM PDT by Will88
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To: politicket
It is, in fact 2 parts Swine flu, one part Avian flu, and one part human flu.

Manbirdpig flu?

20 posted on 04/28/2009 6:01:35 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Politicians do financial/economic surgery to fix ailments much like bloodletters in the Dark Ages.)
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To: Perdogg; SJackson; Alouette; ml/nj; Yitzchak; tedbel; Yaelle; sofaman; Zionist Conspirator; ...
I don't care if the term “Mexican flu” stigmatizes Mexico, but I see no reason why any Jew can't use the term “swine flu,” if the causative virus originally was confined to the pig population. The Jewish ban on eating pork is unrelated to the airborne transmission of the virus from swine to man, so if a Jew contracts the illness, it hardly implies that he is not observing the Jewish dietary laws. I presume, therefore, that the renaming of the virus by Dr. Litzman was nothing more than an instance of political correctness, Israeli style.
21 posted on 04/28/2009 5:59:26 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
The US is changing the name too, swine flu hurts pork sales. Mexiflu might hurt future travel, I guess we don't care, so we're calling it H1N1. That'll never catch on.
22 posted on 04/28/2009 6:28:56 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
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To: justiceseeker93

He must have grown up in overly close pproximity to TROP..


23 posted on 04/28/2009 7:38:56 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: justiceseeker93

call it muslim flu, obama flu....


24 posted on 04/28/2009 10:22:18 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Perdogg
Natural infections by influenza type A is in humans, swine, horses, seals, mink, whales and birds (avian).

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.

25 posted on 04/29/2009 12:13:49 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith; LibertyRocks
Thanks AS for the detailed and knowledgeable information regarding this beastie's makeup. I'll stick with calling it the Mexican Flu.
26 posted on 04/29/2009 12:23:44 AM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: 21twelve; AdmSmith; Polarik

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! ;) ]


27 posted on 04/29/2009 12:50:29 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: GOPsterinMA

NO, you aren’t. AFAIC, it’s definitely a possibility.


28 posted on 04/29/2009 1:01:27 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

Dr. Henry Niman Talks Swine Flu (26 min Video)

http://www.wpxi.com/video/19313969/index.html


29 posted on 04/29/2009 1:20:27 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Thanks! Will watch that in the morning! :)


30 posted on 04/29/2009 1:22:44 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Perdogg

‘Swine flu’ name won’t 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.


31 posted on 04/29/2009 5:18:55 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/04/29/1004758/swine-flu-name-wont-be-changed-in-israel


32 posted on 04/29/2009 5:19:11 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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