Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu info

Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction?

By Dr. Mercola

American health officials declared a public health emergency as cases of swine flu were confirmed in the U.S. Health officials across the world fear this could be the leading edge of a global pandemic emerging from Mexico, where seven people are confirmed dead as a result of the new virus.

On Monday April 27th, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to four on its six-level threat scale, which means they've determined that the virus is capable of human-to-human transmission.

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Alice said...

Well, I'm no expert, but I think the media are shamelessly and uneccessarily causing blind panic, too.
This is the comment I left on another Blog re' the same subject:

"People have been going nuts about this over here in the UK, trying to get everybody off their skulls with worry. The newspapers and news reports are full of it. Only earlier today they had to "revise" some of the earlier 'OH MY GOD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLE THIS HAS INFECTED/KILLED/EATEN ALIVE ALREADY' figures and statistics. It's laughable.

My opinion, for what it's worth (not much in the grand scheme, I know), is that if we're going to be hit by a superbug one day, well; there it is. And yes, it's awful, but as the powers that be have already admitted that there is almost no way to prevent it from slamming into us with the power of several wrecking balls when it DOES hit us, why not forget about it for now, let the scientists faff about doing clever things that I don't understand as they always have, and if we have to worry about anything, worry about stuff we can actually DO something about.

....Oh, and eat chocolate. I also propose that as being a good idea...."

- So there you go. As I said. I'm no expert. But that's my tuppence worth, anyhoot.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go and buy some chocolate...

Mother Mayhem said...

The very thought that more people have died from the vaccine than the actual flu is astonishing. :o\

Great info. Thanks for sharing! ;o)

Anne said...

Alice - I'm all for eating chocolate!

Mayhem - Just stickin' the info out there.

Mother Mayhem said...

Pass the chocolate! :o)