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H1N1 ‘not stoppable,’ World Health Organization says – CNN.com


H1N1  – are we in danger of just going bananas over this flu variant 28,744 cases and 144 deaths doesn’t seem like there is any requirement or panic Malaria deaths average about 1,1 million a year;  whereas 2 million a year die as a result of HIV.  So is WHO getting hysterical. Even today there is widespread publicity suggesting that schools should close due to H1N1, this is going over the top.  There is no evidence that H1N1 is any worse than the normal flu viruses that visit these islands in the winter and closing schools due to H1N1 would be ridiculous. See CNN report below regarding WHO’s hysteria:

(CNN) — The World Health Organization raised the swine flu alert Thursday to its highest level, saying the H1N1 virus has spread to enough countries to be considered a global pandemic.

Kindergarten students, some wearing masks, attend school in a residential estate in Hong Kong on Thursday.

Increasing the alert to Phase 6 does not mean that the disease is deadlier or more dangerous than before, just that it has spread to more countries, the WHO said.

“This is an important and challenging day for all of us,” WHO Director General Margaret Chan said in a briefing with reporters. “We are moving into the early days of the first flu pandemic of the 21st century.”

The last previous pandemic occurred in 1968.

As of Thursday, the virus had spread to 74 countries, the health agency said. There were 28,774 confirmed cases and 144 deaths.

The United States had 13,217 cases and 27 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said June 5 in its weekly update. Cases have been reported in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico

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  1. penultima
    June 12, 2009 at 06:55

    they are going to force vaccines soon…

    then it will spread like wild fire

  2. zebrambizi
    June 12, 2009 at 07:11

    No, I doubt it, no one will force anything.

  3. penultima
    June 15, 2009 at 20:03

    Take a look at the following French news article.

    (I’m not sure if you can read French, so I put it through Google Translate, so thatyou can read the title and the first paragraph in English.)

    Link: http://tf1.lci.fr/infos/sciences/sante/0,,4429193,00-tous-les-francais-vaccines-a-l-automne-.html

    Title: All French vaccinated in the fall?

    Article: To do this, the state placed an order for 100 million doses of vaccine against influenza A (H1N1) and three pharmaceutical companies: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Novartis, said the newspaper. The first doses of this vaccine in the pipeline could be available within four to six months, in the middle of autumn, a group Glaxo announced two weeks ago. “It’s in the fall we will know exactly how the virus evolves,” says a spokesman for the Ministry of Health to JDD. “We will rely on three pillars: the masks, antivirals and vaccines.”

  4. penultima
    June 15, 2009 at 20:09

    Another interesting news article to note on this issue: http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=17565

    Title: 80 per cent of Jordanians to receive swine flu vaccine

    Article quote: Eighty per cent of the Kingdom’s population will be given the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine when it becomes available in October, an official said on Sunday.

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