This story is moving faster than a gossipy lie at a bridge party.
Mexico says it is returning to normalcy. WHAAAAA? You mean, those brown people in the south AREN'T going to invade our calm shores with killer influenza? Gee, and here I'd stocked up on dust masks from Home Depot.
But don't despair, we might still be able to use them. . . there are 1200 new cases reported in the past couple days in over 20, yes, read em TWENTY different countries world wide. Got that? Over 1200 cases world wide. How many billion people in the world? 1200 have the latest version of influenza? Be afraid you ignorant proles. . . be VERY afraid. It's gonna get you.
Here's a little factoid for ya. . . from 250,000 to 500,000 people die of influenza every year. Now, how does that relate to the fact the 1200 new cases of flu have been reported in the past couple days in 20 countries. Out of those 1200 cases, how many will die? one? two? five? What part of the 1/4 to 1/2 million flu deaths per year will that be?
And they're still reporting this bullshit as if it matters. Man, those drug companies are selling some products! Products that will be flushed down the toilet and will enter the world wide water system. Great.
More schools shut as swine flu spreads in US
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer –
WASHINGTON – Scores more schools shut down around the country because of the swine flu virus at week's end and Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered tips to teachers and students on how to deal with classroom interruptions.
Federal officials closely watched developments as at least two dozen new cases of swine flu were reported.
WOW! 2 dozen more cases this week! OMG! It's a pandemic!
The Education Department said that more than 430 schools had closed, affecting about 245,000 children in 18 states. . . .
Confirmed cases had risen from 109 on Thursday to 161 Friday, the CDC said, with the flu reported in about double the number of states as the 11 reported Thursday. The U.S. death toll remained at one — the Mexican toddler who visited Texas with his family and died there.
Mexico has confirmed more than 300 swine flu cases and has 16 confirmed deaths, although reports have indicated that roughly 120 may have died from it.
GASP! 161 confimed cases in the whole USA!
16 confirmed deaths in Mexico?!?!
LEt's go over this again: 37,000 people per year die from the flu and related illnesses every year in the USA alone.
Though most U.S. cases have been relatively mild and have not required a doctor's visit, U.S. precautions include shipping millions of doses of anti-flu drugs to states in case they're needed, replenishing the U.S. strategic stockpile with millions more treatment courses, and shipping 400,000 treatment courses to Mexico.
I recently read an article that said this strain of the flu seems to be very mild and not very robust and may actually be dying out already. I can't seem to find it as it seems to have been buried.
To who's advantage is it to get the proles all riled up over this nonthreat? Drug companies? ["U.S. precautions include shipping millions of doses of anti-flu drugs"] Federal gov't?
I know, I know, the gov't likes to keep the people on edge a little bit all the times, but this just seems ridiculous. Are they trying to see how far they can go in duping the proles? Perhaps they are testing just how stupid the desperate masses really are?
THIS JUST IN. . .
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!:
Mexico swine flu death toll jumps to 19.
Yes, it "JUMPED" to 19. All the way from 16!!!! Like, OH MY GOD BUFFY, we're not going there! We could end up being one of 19 in 250,000,000!!!
Lessee, 37,000 deaths per year in the USA, I wonder how many flu deaths per year in Mexico?
Man, I came down with the flu down in southern Mexico one time. I slurped caldo de pollo for two days, chewed some mushrooms then took a bus back to Mexico City.