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  • Swine flu to KILL OFF ISIS: Panicked Daesh issues urgent health warning after dozens die

    02/08/2016 3:35:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 68 replies
    Express ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Oli Smith
    Swine flu to KILL OFF ISIS: Panicked Daesh issues urgent health warning after dozens die ISLAMIC State (ISIS) jihadis have issued an urgent health warning as the killer swine flu epidemic threatens to wipe out fighters across Syria and Iraq. By Oli Smith PUBLISHED: 04:58, Sun, Feb 7, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:37, Sun, Feb 7, 2016 Panicking ISIS could be crippled by the deadly virus after residents living under the ISIS reign - also known as Daesh - reported a "mysterious epidemic" sweeping through the region. A human rights monitor group based in ISIS-ruled territories revealed the outbreak had infected...
  • Hundreds Claim Swine Flu Vaccine Injury From 2009 Push

    04/20/2015 5:35:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies ^ | 2015-04-20 | Sharyl Attkisson
    An investigation I conducted in 2009 revealed that the H1N1 swine flu epidemic was far less than the U.S. government had made it out to be. I exclusively obtained lab test results from 50 states when the Centers for Disease Control refused to produce them. The results showed that most of the supposed cases of swine flu were not swine flu at all. In fact, they weren’t any type of flu.That reality makes it all the more difficult for those who were brain damaged by the vaccine they took to try to prevent swine flu.The British press reported in March of 2014 that UK...
  • No Polite Way to Say it, We Were Lied to on Ebola

    12/15/2014 4:50:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Michael Fumento
    They've gotten away with it time and again. With AIDS, SARS, avian flu, swine flu and two past Ebola hysterias The current Ebola outbreak is “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times,” Ian Smith, the World Health Organization’s executive director, announced at a mid-October press conference. Huh? Worse than the “Spanish flu” of 1918-19? Extrapolated to today’s world population, that would mean 60 million to 150 million deaths. Worse than AIDS, with its 35 million deaths? But the media weren’t asking skeptical questions. The next day, reporting on a separate WHO conference, a New York Times headline...
  • Feds Scramble for Risky Vaccine

    10/23/2014 8:26:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Whether the mandatory vaccines work or not, they will most likely be covered under Obamacare By failing to impose a travel ban, the Obama administration allowed a carrier of Ebola from Liberia into the United States, where he infected two nurses, one of whom was allowed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to travel on a plane. But don’t worry. The publication Politico says the system “is working.” The “experts” say they still don’t know how or why two nurses treating the Ebola carrier contracted the disease. So-called “revised guidelines” for handling Ebola have now been issued by the...
  • Before there was Ebola...

    10/16/2014 10:36:57 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Ebola reminds me of the swine flu episode and the graphic I made for it…
  • Illegal Alien Minors Spreading TB, Ebola, Dengue, Swine Flu

    07/08/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2014
    The hordes of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. are bringing serious diseases—including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis—that present a danger to the American public as well as the Border Patrol agents forced to care for the kids, according to a U.S. Congressman who is also medical doctor. This has created a “severe and dangerous” crisis, says the Georgia lawmaker, Phil Gingrey. Most of the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) are coming from Central America and they’re importing infectious diseases considered to be largely eradicated in this country. Additionally, many of the migrants lack basic vaccinations such as...
  • Young immigrant diagnosed with H1N1 at Lackland Air Force Base

    06/25/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    WOAI TV ^ | June 25th, 2014 3:06pm PST | Action 4 News Staff
    Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio has been diagnosed with swine flu. The San Antonio Metro Health District confirmed the H1N1 virus case with WOAI-TV. Online media outlet The Blaze first reported the case of H1N1 at the base, quoting Rep. Louie Gohmert as saying the child was "feverish for several days." The Blaze reported that 2,000 swine flu vaccines are being sent to Lackland to treat anyone who may have been exposed to the child. A spokeswoman for San Antonio Metro Health told WOAI-TV that the military reported the case to the health agency.
  • Moscow pork embargo causes havoc in Brussels

    03/21/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2014 | Aline Robert
    The European Commission has ordered EU member states to stop holding bilaterals with Russia over the pork trade and has threatened to complain to the World Trade Organization, claiming that a Russian embargo on European pork is unwarranted. EurActiv France reports. According to informed sources, France, Denmark and the Netherlands established bilateral contact with Russia in an attempt to end the embargo on European pork. The embargo, which began in January over concerns of African swine fever in European wild boar, blocks all European pork on sanitary grounds. […] Brussels “called for Europe to speak with one voice, seeing as...
  • Report: Girl Falls Asleep Up To 30 Times A Day After Getting Flu Shot

    01/06/2014 12:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | January 6, 2014
    A 15-year-old girl is reportedly falling asleep up to 30 times a day after getting a flu shot. Australia’s News Limited reports Chloe Glasson began suffering from narcolepsy four months after being injected with Pandemrix, a vaccine to combat against swine flu, in November 2009. She is one of at least 100 people to suffer from the sleeping disorder after getting vaccinated with Pandemrix. “She has gone from being a bright, outgoing girl to one who cannot go out on her own,” Rebecca Glasson, Chloe’s mother, told News Limited. “She doesn’t doze for more than a couple of hours at...
  • 2009 swine flu death toll much higher than thought

    11/27/2013 6:28:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | November 27, 2013, 8: 44 AM
    The new analysis "confirms that the H1N1 virus killed many more people globally than originally believed," said study author Lone Simonsen, a research professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "We also found that the mortality burden of this pandemic fell most heavily on younger people and those living in certain parts of the Americas." The 2009 swine flu caused by a new strain of H1N1 was first noticed in April of that year, when health officials detected a virus with a novel genetic makeup. In a few weeks, the virus had spread around the world and triggered...
  • The Difference Between Bird Flu and Swine Flu

    04/24/2013 5:04:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Bird flu is in the news again. So consider this a public service announcement. :-)
  • CDC Issues Fair Warning About Pig Flu

    08/04/2012 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | August 3, 2012 | MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
    It's the season for state and county fairs, and health officials are reminding fairgoers to be careful around pigs because of a new flu spreading from the animals to people. Officials say 29 human cases of the new strain of swine flu have been confirmed in the U.S. in the last year, most of them children. Ten of the 12 cases confirmed this week were linked to the Butler County Fair in southwest Ohio, which ended last weekend. … Fairgoers are advised to wash their hands and avoid taking food and drinks into livestock barns. Pregnant women, young children, the...
  • Alarming: In One Week H1N1 Deaths in Mexico Increase by 67 Percent

    02/18/2012 6:17:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | February 18, 2012
    The AH1N1 flu virus has left a total of 135 people dead in Mexico so far this year, with the number of fatalities up 67 percent in just one week, according to figures released by the authorities. The total number of deaths from AH1N1 flu reported by Mexico’s Health Secretariat up to Feb. 9 was 81, with another 54 the following week. The secretariat said Friday that deaths from the AH1N1 strain of flu from Jan. 1 to Feb. 16 represents 91 percent of the 149 fatalities from the different types of flu now active in the country. At the...
  • 12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain

    01/11/2012 3:06:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    US News ^ | January 11,2012 | JASON KOEBLER
    The days of medical masks at airports and widespread panic may be coming back—that's because at least 12 humans are believed to have been infected with a new strain of swine flu that's not covered by this season's vaccine. The new swine flu strain, H3N2v, has shown at least some potential for human-to-human transmission in those 12 individuals, which makes it especially dangerous. Between 2009 and mid-2010, more than 17,000 people died worldwide from the highly contagious H1N1 swine flu strain, leading the World Health Organization to call the strain a pandemic. The 12 people with the new swine flu...
  • Novel Swine Flu Virus Now Reported in 5 States, Says CDC

    12/29/2011 1:15:14 PM PST · by tired&retired · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Medscape ^ | December 28, 2011 | Robert Lowes
    — The number of reported cases of a novel swine influenza virus has risen to 12 since July, encompassing 5 states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus includes a gene from the human pandemic strain and affects mostly children. The infections in question involve a variant of the A(H3N2) virus that circulates among pigs. It contains a gene from the pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus that codes for matrix proteins found in the viral shell. In 3 of the 5 states where the A(H3N2)v virus has surfaced — Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Maine —...
  • Fears of new deadly super-flu which 'could spread to Britain within 24 hours'

    11/03/2011 7:54:57 AM PDT · by Just4Him · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/3/2011 | EMMA REYNOLDS
    Bird flu and human flu could merge into 'one of biggest biological threats of our time', warn scientists A new deadly strain of super-flu could spread to Britain within 24 hours, experts have warned. The potential for bird flu and human flu to combine and form a new virus has been described as 'one of the biggest biological threats of our time'. The alert comes as people have started to fall victim to seasonal flu and the more virulent swine flu at the same time, according to the Daily Express.
  • Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies("universal" flu shot possible?)

    01/11/2011 3:00:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/10/11 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies Mon, Jan 10 2011 By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said people who were infected in the H1N1 pandemic developed an unusual immune response, making antibodies that could protect them from all the seasonal H1N1 flu strains from the last decade, the deadly "Spanish flu" strain from 1918...
  • Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies (Universal flu shot?)

    01/10/2011 2:55:07 PM PST · by decimon · 52 replies
    Reuters | January 10, 2011 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – A study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said people who were infected in the H1N1 pandemic developed an unusual immune response, making antibodies that could protect them from all the seasonal H1N1 flu strains from the last decade, the deadly "Spanish flu" strain from 1918 and even a strain of the H5N1 avian flu. "It says that a universal...
  • NHS at the limit: Intensive care units almost full as swine flu takes its toll

    12/24/2010 10:14:52 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Updated 12/24/2010 | Sophie Borland
    Intensive care units across Britain are almost full as the NHS faces one of the worst flu outbreaks in a decade. Some hospitals have only one or two life-support machines left and critically ill patients are being transferred by ambulance to other trusts.... >snip< Senior doctors report that they are seeing the highest number of flu cases in more than 20 years and expect the situation to worsen over the coming weeks.
  • Extreme obesity associated with higher risk of death for 2009 H1N1 patients

    01/05/2011 11:53:43 AM PST · by decimon · 10 replies
    Infectious Diseases Society of America ^ | January 5, 2011 | Unknown
    [EMBARGOED FOR JAN. 5, 2011] For those infected with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, extreme obesity was a powerful risk factor for death, according to an analysis of a public health surveillance database. In a study to be published in the February 1, 2011, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers associated extreme obesity with a nearly three-fold increased odds of death from 2009 H1N1 influenza. Half of Californians greater than 20 years of age hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 were obese. (Please see below for a link to the study online.) Data from 500 adults hospitalized with H1N1 in...
  • Swine flu pandemic outbreak sweeping through Britain

    12/27/2010 4:28:42 AM PST · by Scythian · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Natural News ^ | Monday, December 27, 2010 | Mike Adams
    A swine flu pandemic is sweeping through Britain despite the fact that 70 percent of Britain's over-65 population was vaccinated against swine flu last year. This year, that number is nearly the same -- 68.5% -- but flu vaccine proponents insist that until everyone is vaccinated, the flu will continue to infect people. What these vaccine advocates absolutely will not admit, however, is how many of those who are sick with the flu this year also got vaccinated last year. This little detail is left out of every mainstream media report on vaccines and the flu. They simply refuse to...
  • Do All 2010 Flu Shot Vaccines contain H1N1? (Vanity)

    09/19/2010 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Babu · 56 replies · 1+ views
    I was checking around online to find a convenient place nearby to get an annual flu shot, as is my habit, but so far, every place offering shots this year I have gone to is stating something along the lines of this: "The H1N1 component is included in this year's Seasonal Influenza Immunization." They don't offer a "plain vanilla" flu shot, so to speak, that is, a regular flu shot, WITHOUT any H1N1. If I am unable to find a flu shot offered without H1N1 included, then I will be skipping it this year. My wife is a health care...
  • Millions of Swine Flu Vaccine Doses Have Expired and Will Be Burned

    07/01/2010 7:29:20 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 01, 2010 | Mike Stobbe
    About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired -- meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million is being written off as trash. ..The outdated vaccine, some of which expired Wednesday, will be incinerated. The amount, more than twice the usual leftovers, likely sets a record. And that's not even all of it.
  • Axelrod: We proved we were competent by stopping the Swine Flu

    06/29/2010 7:35:14 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 29, 2010 | David Freddoso
    David Axelrod, who once wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune defending the widespread and corrupt Chicago practice of patronage hiring, accused the GOP of playing by Chicago rules on The Daily Show last night. Much better, though, he took credit for stopping the swine flu near the end of the clip below. "I'd argue that we have shown a baseline level of competence...Take the H1N1 flu for example. We jumped on that quickly...I think we averted a larger public health disaster."
  • Swine flu: Who paid the cost for the ghost pandemic?

    06/15/2010 6:11:33 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Swine flu: Who paid the cost for the ghost pandemic? By Julio Severo  During many months I have been following the international news services and, by reading several secular U.S. and English newspapers, a fact was clear: the pandemic swine flu was shrouded in serious ethical and medical problems, including vaccinated youths’ deaths. And now we have the news that the vaccination was unnecessary.  The English newspaper Daily Mail denounced in headline “The pandemic that never was: Drug firms ‘encouraged world health body to exaggerate swine flu threat’”. Then the article says, “Declaring a swine flu pandemic was a 'monumental...
  • Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers

    06/04/2010 12:46:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies · 1,098+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 4, 2010 | Rob Stein
    European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.
  • Report: WHO overstated H1N1 threat

    06/04/2010 6:29:27 AM PDT · by marioinohio · 25 replies · 464+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 6-2-2010 | Al Jazeera
    A joint report into the handling of the H1N1 outbreak has found that some scientists who advised governments to stockpile drugs, had previously been on the payroll of big drug companies. The report, published in the British Medical Journal, found World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on the use of medicine to treat the virus were prepared by experts who had received consulting fees from the top two manufacturers of the drugs - Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. The WHO's decision to name the flu a "pandemic" is also coming under scrutiny from European investigators, and stands accused of exaggerating the dangers of...
  • Swine Flu (Vanity)

    05/18/2010 11:24:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies · 510+ views
    Little House on Unaka | May 18, 2010 | don-o
    I saw a mention of swine flu on the board and it reminded me - aren't a masive number of us supposed to be dead from it by now? What happened?
  • U.S. has 71 million unused flu vaccine doses

    05/03/2010 3:52:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 510+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2010 | Maggie Fox
    Grassley says he is worried about wasting tax dollars. The United States still has 71 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine that have not been used, but it is not yet time to throw them out, the federal government said on Monday. States and other providers should hang on to the vaccine and continue to offer them to people until drug companies can start distributing seasonal vaccine for the coming influenza season in the autumn, said Health and Human Services Department spokesman Bill Hall. Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance committee, released a letter on...
  • Seasonal flu vaccines increase risk of pandemic H1N1 flu, stunned scientists discover

    04/08/2010 1:21:15 PM PDT · by Scythian · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    (NaturalNews) I remember the H1N1 "swine flu" season of 2009 very well. People were rushing out to get vaccinated, scared half to death by the mainstream media which was pushing false reports that the swine flu would kill tens of millions of people and that only a vaccine could save you. The CDC and health authorities were pushing a double-barreled vaccine strategy that demanded people get both a seasonal flu shot as well as an H1N1 pandemic flu shot. Those who questioned the sensibility of vaccines for fighting the flu were attacked as "baby killers" for not kow-towing to the...
  • Report: More Than 70 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine May Have to Be Discarded

    04/01/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies · 765+ views ^ | April 1, 2010 |
    When the H1N1 vaccine first became available last fall, the doses were worth their weight in gold to many people desperate to get the shot, but now it’s being reported the government is about to throw away millions of those “precious” vaccines. The news comes just days after health officials warned Americans the H1N1 flu season is not over yet, with the Southeast reporting an increase in cases of the virus. According to a report in the Washington Post, less than half of the 229 million doses of the vaccine the government bought to fight the virus have been administered,...
  • Latest U.S. Swine-Flu Problem: Getting Rid of the Unused Vaccine

    04/01/2010 9:52:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 564+ views
    wsj ^ | 4/1/10 | James A. White
    First the problem was getting enough vaccine to treat the first flu pandemic in decades. Now the problem is getting rid of millions of doses of the H1N1 vaccine before they go bad. An estimated 71.5 million of the 229 million doses of swine-flu vaccine bought by the U.S. have been put in vials and syringes and will have to be discarded if they aren’t used before their expiration date, the Washington Post reported this morning. That’s after 25 million doses bought by the U.S. are sent to poor countries, the paper said.
  • Swine Flu Pandemic Reincarnates 1918 Virus

    03/24/2010 5:42:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 804+ views
    ScienceNOW ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jon Cohen
    Enlarge Image Crystal ball. The 2009 pandemic virus has the same amino acids at the tip of its HA as the 1918 strain shown here bound to an antibody (red and yellow ribbons) taken from a survivor of the 1918 pandemic. Credit: R. Xu et al., Science (Advanced Online Edition) Researchers have found that the H1N1 swine influenza virus that last year caused the first human pandemic in 4 decades shares an important surface protein with the virus responsible for the 1918 flu, the deadliest in human history. This newfound similarity answers many mysteries about the 2009 pandemic, including...
  • The problem of evil and H1N1/swine flu

    02/25/2010 5:58:34 AM PST · by MarianoApologeticus · 3 replies · 217+ views ^ | 2/16, 2/19, 2010 AD | Mariano Apologeticus
    Those who find “the problem of evil” to be of interest may consider considering it with regards to H1N1/swine flu: The problem of evil and H1N1/swine flu, part 1, part 2
  • New seasonal flu vaccine to contain H1N1 strain

    02/18/2010 4:11:59 AM PST · by decimon · 26 replies · 397+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Jonathan Lynn and Louise Ireland
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The coming year's seasonal flu vaccine in the northern hemisphere should contain three strains, including the pandemic H1N1 virus, vaccine experts recommended on Thursday. The composition of the vaccine, announced by the World Health Organization after a closed-door four-day meeting of influenza experts means governments that have stockpiled doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine may now use them for part of the seasonal flu vaccine mix. > That raised the question of whether to replace the current H1N1 seasonal strain with the pandemic strain -- also known as California 7 -- which is now circulating more widely....
  • Contagious flu sweeping the nation, but it is not the swine flu.

    02/13/2010 1:12:40 AM PST · by Sarah-bot · 11 replies · 685+ views
    self | today | me
    The population of the nation was supposed to face drastic shrinkage do to swine flu during 2009, but new statistics reveal that there is an even more deadly flu sweeping the nation. Under the Obama administration the brown bottle flu, which was once considers innocuous, is now reaching epidemic levels. Fortunately, the private sector produced plenty of vaccine prior to the outbreak and one can procure the required dose at a modest some. Inoculations can be purchases at your corner bar or the nearest liquor store.
  • Council Of Europe Will Investigate “Faked” Swine Flu Pandemic

    01/21/2010 12:31:44 PM PST · by vaper69 · 16 replies · 696+ views
    Much like all the evidence proves man-made global warming is a fraud, all the evidence clearly points to an orchestrated effort to instill panic on the swine flu. The CDC even inadvertently admitted that they were fudging numbers, and fear-mongering on swine flu. Now, finally, an major international organization is going to investigate this fraud upon the world’s citizens. The Council of Europe will investigate the “faked pandemic” to get to the bottom of this farce. To learn more about the Council of Europe … go here. They are basically a local European United Nations, and they are legit.
  • Thousands of Americans died from H1N1 even after receiving vaccine shots

    01/18/2010 5:36:23 AM PST · by Scythian · 30 replies · 1,355+ views
    The CDC is engaged in a very clever, statistically devious spin campaign, and nearly every journalist in the mainstream media has fallen for its ploy. No one has yet reported what I'm about to reveal here. It all started with the CDC's recent release of new statistics about swine flu fatalities, infection rates and vaccination rates. According to the CDC: How do I know that swine flu vaccines don't reduce infection mortality? Because I've looked through all the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials that have ever been conducted on H1N1 vaccines. It didn't take me very long, because the number...
  • (CDC claims) 55 Million Americans Had H1N1 Swine Flu

    01/15/2010 10:11:23 PM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    WebMD ^ | 01/15/2010 | Salynn Boyles
    New CDC Estimates Also Show 61 Million in U.S. Have Been Vaccinated Jan. 15, 2010 -- The CDC estimates that 55 million Americans became sick with H1N1 swine flu between April and mid-December 2009 and roughly 11,000 people died of the disease. These numbers represent a middle range in CDC estimates. The actual number of swine flu cases could be as low as 39 million and as high as 80 million cases during this time period, government officials say. In addition: * Between 173,000 and 362,000 Americans were hospitalized with H1N1 flu between April and mid-December. * Between 7,880 and...
  • Serbia to stop importing swine flu vaccines because of lack of demand

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (CP) – 1 day ago Serbia's health officials say they will stop the purchase of swine flu vaccines from a Swiss pharmaceutical company because of the lack of demand. Serbia last year ordered 3 million doses, of the vaccine from Novartis AG worth an estimated C24 million ($35 million). Health officials said Wednesday that so far Serbia has received and paid for about 850,000 doses, while only some 135,000 people - about 2 per cent of the population - have been vaccinated. the director of the state health insurance company, Svetlana Vukajlovic, says the Serbian importer...
  • Poland stands alone in refusing swine flu vaccines

    01/14/2010 6:23:50 AM PST · by lizol · 13 replies · 551+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2010 | VANESSA GERA
    Poland stands alone in refusing swine flu vaccines By VANESSA GERA The Associated Press Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 10:02 AM WARSAW, Poland -- The decision seemed fraught with risk: a government refusing to import swine flu vaccines amid worldwide warnings of a spreading epidemic. But Poland did just that, becoming the only country worldwide known to reject the vaccines over safety fears and distrust in the drug companies producing them - concerns international health experts reject as unfounded. Now that the current outbreak appears to have peaked in much of Europe, many Poles feel their government has been vindicated: Countries...
  • Was the H1N1 Scare a 'False Pandemic'

    01/11/2010 12:10:43 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 71 replies · 2,167+ views
    TransWorldNews ^ | 1-11-10 | Beverly Hills
    The head of health at the Council of Europe, Wolfgang Wodarg, called the swine flu scare a “false pandemic” orchestrated by drug companies looking pull in large profits from the vaccines. Saying it was “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,” Wodark said, “[Swine flu] is just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu. The great campaign of panic we have seen provided a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.” The...
  • The cost of the swine 'flu scare (UK)

    01/10/2010 7:08:08 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies · 292+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | January 9th, 2010 | Daniel Hannan
    How irksome, at a time when our national debt is rising by £5,000 a second, to learn that the Government has squandered a billion pounds on swine ‘flu vaccines. Having stockpiled 132 million doses, it is now giving the stuff away. Good news for Big Pharma, bad news for everyone else. It’s all very well being wise after the event, you might say. Actually, though, quite a few of us were wise before the event (see here). You didn’t need any special expertise in epidemiology to spot an obvious boondoggle. All the interested parties collaborated to talk up the danger....
  • Truckloads Of Unused Swine Flu Vaccines

    01/08/2010 8:07:15 AM PST · by traumer · 25 replies · 948+ views
    <p>After months of fear, media coverage and government warnings there wasn't as much demand for the swine flu vaccine in New York state as expected.</p> <p>Truckloads of swine flu vaccines are being returned by counties that say the expected demand for the shots never happened.</p>
  • Harvard: Swine Flu Pandemic Oversold; Fear Mongering Government To Blame?

    01/02/2010 6:44:32 PM PST · by delacoert · 65 replies · 1,729+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | January 2, 2010 | Shannon Bell
    Some of you may find this to be a big surprise, but a Harvard study shows that the great swine flu pandemic was oversold. Shocking I know, as one doctor points out, “The H1N1 pandemic was a pandemic that never materialized.” Then I guess you could call the swine flu pandemic oversold, wouldn’t you think? The Harvard study uses the deaths from H1N1 back in the spring and projecting what they would have been in the fall suggests that the swine flu pandemic was indeed oversold by a government willing to allow its citizens to be in a constant state...
  • Rapid flu testing (differentiates flu types)

    12/29/2009 1:11:08 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 342+ views
    American Journal of Pathology ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | Unknown
    Milwaukee, WI – Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Children's Research Institute, and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin have developed a rapid, automated system to differentiate strains of influenza. The related report by Beck et al, "Development of a rapid automated influenza A, influenza B, and RSV A/B multiplex real-time RT-PCR assay and its use during the 2009 H1N1 swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) epidemic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin," appears in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. In pandemic infection, such as the present H1N1 influenza outbreak, rapid automated tests are needed in order to make...
  • Family: H1N1 Flu Shot Caused Severe Reaction

    12/31/2009 1:46:23 PM PST · by PilotDave · 20 replies · 999+ views ^ | 31 Dec 09 | Staff
    A nurse herself for many years, the 47-year-old Milliken has spent the last 38 days in medical care. Her boyfriend and family said she may have been struck down by what's called Guillain-Barre Syndrome -- which starts with pain and ends with paralysis. Milliken's family said they believe the H1N1 flu shot she received in the first week of November may be to blame for her suffering. "Right now, she's in a lot of pain, mostly in her extremities. A lot of nerve sensations such as burning in her legs is what she's feeling," said Milliken's daughter Michelle Mellett. The...
  • Former head of CDC lands lucrative job as president of Merck vaccine division, opinion

    12/23/2009 2:14:36 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 666+ views
    natural news ^ | December 22, 2009 | Mike Adams,
    You've heard it before, how the pharmaceutical industry has a giant "revolving door" through which corporations and government agencies frequently exchange key employees. That reality was driven home in a huge way today when news broke that Dr. Julie Gerberding, who headed the CDC from 2002 through 2009, landed a top job with Merck, one of the largest drug companies in the world. Her job there? She's the new president of the vaccine division. How convenient. That means the former head of the CDC was very likely cultivating a relationship with Merck all these years, and now comes the big...
  • Drugmaker Recalls Nearly 5 Million Doses of H1N1 Flu Vaccine

    12/22/2009 5:25:01 PM PST · by AngieGal · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2009 | AP
    Drugmaker MedImmune is recalling nearly 5 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine because the nasal spray appears to lose strength over time, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The vaccine recall is the second this month caused by declining potency and comes as public health officials urge millions of Americans to get vaccinated against swine flu. The action affects more than 4.6 million doses, but the vast majority have already been used, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Agency officials said the vaccine was strong enough when it was distributed in October and November.
  • Swine flu shots now available to everyone

    12/18/2009 2:18:48 AM PST · by This_far · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | BETH LAMONTAGNE HALL
    f you've been waiting to get a swine flu shot, here's your chance. New Hampshire Public Health Director Dr. Jose Montero announced yesterday that anyone over the age of 6 months may receive a swine flu vaccine. The shot had previously been limited to people in high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, health care workers and those with a serious health condition. "The supply has caught up with the demand and allowed us to move forward," said Montero. "I know it has been difficult to wait, but it has been the right thing to do to protect the people of...