Europe swine flu spreads, 'millions' infected in US
Swine flu is spreading faster and claiming new fatalities in Europe, health officials said, as the global death toll from the virus rose to nearly 5,000 victims and the US said millions had been infected.
Since the A(H1N1) virus was uncovered in April, there have been over 4,735 deaths reported to the World Health Organisation as of a week ago, the WHO said.
Most of the fatal cases -- 3,539 -- have been recorded in North and South America, the UN health agency said in its latest update on the flu pandemic.
A top US health official said Friday swine flu had infected "many millions" and killed over 1,000 people in the United States since the outbreak began six months ago....
Jim, if we wait a while, the "epidemic" will likely go away quietly, just like the 2009 version. Here's a question for you: Why is 1000 flu deaths in the US alone over the last 6 months a concern, but 1600 cancer deaths a day not worthy of even a hohum from the World "Health" Organisation?
Jim, who said they work? if they did, why is it that so many I know who get the shot then get the flu? I even saw an MSM broadcast years ago saying it doesn't reduce chances for elderly. when science proves something doesn't work and people still "believe" in it...... that's just religion. its our medical version of fast food. drive thru health and box food eating! charge ahead, we're on the move!
Not So Trusting, I got the flu once right after getting a flu shot, I would really like to blame it on it (well in my mind I do! ) But, still it could be a case of two things happening at nearly the same time with no actual logical connection.
I have had flu in the past, however when I wasn't vaccinated, so I think I can safely tie those together. It is usually healthier to only get medical treatment when you need it, hence, I haven't seen any reason to get an H1N1 flu shot, but many others should.
I think too many of our users have been hanging around Seventh Day Adventists or Christian Scientists too much!
Jim Lincoln wrote: I have the regular flu vaccination, and no ill effects from that. I am surprised that some of our English users are so hostile to vaccinations, the first, if not the first vaccination was done in England to stop smallpox. Vaccinations on the whole have been very beneficial to mankind.
The problem is that you have to trust the people who make the vaccinations not to put anything harmful in them. I don't trust them. I have only gotten the flu twice in the last 20 years, both times were during the years that I got the vaccination when I believed the government's scare stories that my child would get it if I didn't get vaccinated.
Washing your hands, gargling with salt water twice a day, and blowing your nose daily are a much better solution that allowing Big Pharma to put its stuff into your body (and paying for the privilege, at that!).
The only problem is that we have undocumented swine crossing our southern border, carrying the flu, we just got to jump all over those Mexican pig farmers!
I have the regular flu vaccination, and no ill effects from that. I am surprised that some of our English users are so hostile to vaccinations, the first, if not the first vaccination was done in England to stop smallpox. Vaccinations on the whole have been very beneficial to mankind.
John Paul's wife wrote: Wonder if the live nasal vaccines will actually spread the disease. God made an immune system and we keep messing with it.
Well said! I'm glad there are some who believe the human body was excellently designed by the Lord God, in that it is capable of fighting off those elements which could be detrimental to it. Of course, this powerful immune system itself has to be looked after, and fed with the right sort of fuel, in order to its maintainance, and when this is done, the human can withstand much, and defend itself without the supposed help of 'medication'. Living cells need living food to be healthy. Check out Lester Roloff on SA sermons. He was such a happy preacher he'd break out in song during the sermon!
I've not even had a common cold since taking his advice.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalms 139:14 KJV