Skip to comments.LIVE Influenza Thread 04-26-09
Posted on 04/26/2009 8:41:48 AM PDT by BagCamAddict
Please keep chat and one-liners to a minimum. This thread is intended to be a one-stop-shop for all of todays NEWS and info related to the Mexican Swine Flu.
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As far as I am concerned, the “pandemic” is over. CDC on Twitter says all 20 cases in the USA have recovered. We apparently are not seeing more. Or are we?
I heard last night on the radio that Baxter wants to make a vaccine for the swine flu since they can make it in 13 weeks rather than the 26 weeks it normally takes Baxter is the same company that sent tainted vaccine with an avian strain in it flu vaccine to Europe.
Now I just caught a mainline Japanese daily newspaper online, smacking the Mexican Government for refusing to quickly seal the border with the USA, stop outgoing airlines, trucks, cars, ships, etc. and from coming and, and sealing up the country in order to get a quick hand on what is going on and avoid its spread to others. It is from the distinguished Japanese daily YOMIURI NEWS.
The headline offers THIS:
AiT Rough Paraphrase in English: "Travelers Able to Continue to Go Over the Mexican Border Back and Forth; No Effort to Energetically (in Detail) Contain The Hog Influenza."
This, top of the hour, in major Japanese newspaper.
Fox News reported that there are at least 100 young people ill with flu symptoms at St. Francis School in New York.
Prime Minister Aso of Japan calls emergency meeting of crisis mgt. committee in Tokyo, at 8:30 a.m. local (about one and a half hours ago).
Commits to keeping in close contact with international health agencies to exchange information, and also vows to immediately tighten up all ports of entry into Japan, land-sea-air (immigration process) through screening of all coming into Japan. Commits to keeping Japan isolated from this outbreak as best as possible.(Meanwhile, thousands of Japanese travelers are urgently cancelling all trips to Mexico (and some to US west coast) even before the string of May Japanese holidays known as Golden Week. Many restructuring to instead stay in Japan only, or perhaps visits to local Asian countries also with strict immigration/quarantine policies.
I’ve fallen behind on this thread.
I’m in Ohio and have just read the thread about the Ohio boy who has the MEXICAN swine flu.
But, I have not read how he caught it. Thus far, haven’t all who’ve contracted this been to Mexico? If not, I don’t see how a lone child in Ohio contracted it?
Ooh, not good.
mainline Japanese daily newspaper online, smacking the Mexican Government for refusing to quickly seal the border
All these countries need to do is to tell Mexico they will refuse to permit landing of planes and everything would be closed off.
Suspected Swine Flu Case
on Long Island
I agree with every word of that.
I can't believe our gov't is letting them in! On second thought, I guess it should be expected.
We’re dealing with that now in my house. Hubby is just getting over it, and I have a sore throat, headache, and a cough. Hubby keeps cracking that he has the Swine Flu. What a dork! ;^)
I was just thinking that a whole bunch of kids and their parents from my child’s elementary school went to Mexico at the end of March for a school project. I wonder when this thing “kicked off” so-to-speak. Doesn’t this kind of thing lay dormant for up to 11-14 days? Or am I thinking of something else? I hope my children’s school is paying attention.
Next live Mexican Flu thread here:
Typical incubation for influenza is 1-4 days, avg. 2 days.
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