If the media corrected the original impression that they created about the number of deaths from this Swine flu, it wouldn't be an issue

This is getting too little attention.

WHO also reported the number of confirmed swine flu cases rose to 257 worldwide Thursday, with cases in Mexico rising to 97 from 26, with seven deaths. The WHO confirmed tally from the United States now stands at 109, with one death.

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

I do have difficulty with blaming the media on this subject Dr. Lott.

Zoonotic strains of flu have occured before, yet folks haven't slaughtered the derivative sources before. Spanish Flu comes to mind here.

If one takes into account, 'unclean animals', in Islamic countries, I am not suprised. "The policy shift came a day after Egypt began slaughtering thousands of pigs in a misguided effort to prevent swine flu."

"Egypt began slaughtering its roughly 300,000 pigs Wednesday even though experts said swine flu is not linked to pigs and not spread by eating pork."

So now we have a select few cultures destroying an important food source because of a label?

What next... BHO spending money to feed these idiots because they killed off themselves, by removing a food source? Another means by which to engender panic, and more Government control.

Hmmmmmm, maybe I owe you an apology now Dr. Lott...

5/01/2009 8:39 PM  
Blogger juandos said...

I don't know if the WHO did a good thing by no longer using (pandering to political correctness? the term, "swine flu"...

Let Darwinism flourish...

Sadly with its usual perceptiveness the MSM runs with the, "if it bleeds, it leads" forgetting what the real problems are...

Consider the following from Global Security: Flu Pandemic Morbidity / MortalityPandemic years are associated with many more cases of influenza and a higher case fatality rate than that seen in seasonal flu outbreaks. It is common to encounter clinical attack rate ranges for seasonal flu of 5% to 15% in the literature. For pandemic flu, clinical attack rates are reported in the range of 25% to 50%.

During a typical year in the United States, 30,000 to 50,000 persons die as a result of influenza viral infection. Frequently cited numbers are 20,000 deaths each year, and 37,000 annual deaths. About 5-10% of hospitalizations for influenza lead to fatal outcome in adults.
(there's more)

5/02/2009 5:25 AM  

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