29 April 2009

Oh gawd... pandemic goes international

Is it time to pull up the drawbridge and hunker down?

Government officials confirmed the first U.S. death from the new H1N1 swine flu today - a 23-month-old child who died in Texas. It is the first death from swine flu reported outside Mexico, the country hardest hit by the influenza outbreak.
Well, not quite...
-- HOUSTON -- A Mexico City toddler who travelled to Texas with family to visit relatives is the first confirmed death in the U.S. from swine flu.
Shshhhh... let's not put poor Lloyd over the edge.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It has been absolutely disgusting how the major networks have been treating this story.
Oh...oh it happened in the US we are all doomed .
Falling to mention the child was from Mexico .
Buck up MSM, tell the truth for once!

treb said...

Exactly,How do you get the BASTARDS from fear mongering.Who is paying them to do this???The same with the economy.Anything good is not reported and any little bad news is printed day after day after day.I think they should all be jailed for this crap they are pulling on the population.The MSM in the USA and more so in Canada are trying to bring down these two great countries with their negative reporting day after day and year after year.Never any good news.They are a disgusting group of people and should be arrested and jailed.

Neo Conservative said...

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i dunno... perhaps i'm just a little more sensitive than some about this type of manipulation.

give me the straight goods and i'm a happy man. when i start to get the soft soap, or the hard sell... it gets my back up.

modern life, huh?

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liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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good ol' liberal supporter... one minute he's kissin' up... the next minute he challenges you to a duel.

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Rocky said...

Neo,

Don't know if you have ever read the book. The Science of Fear by Dan Gardner, but this pretty much sums up the whole thing in there. He talks about how we are hard wired to see some bad news that is out of the ordinary and freak out, yet 1000's of people die every year from the flu, but there is no mass hysteria about that.

We should really be concerned about our drive home from work each day as that has a much higher chance of a "pandemic" if you will of death. Just look at the number of car accidents fatalities in a year and I think you will see my point.

Rocky

Rich said...

Last word from the W.H.O. was that there have been 7 deaths worldwide....not 152.
More than a bit odd.
http://tinyurl.com/cy3kup

Neo Conservative said...

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rocky... i'll have to check out that book... but as i commented elsewhere thusly...

"there was a thing on jon stewart the other night... where he claimed that 'swine flu' was actually near the bottom of the '100 things that will kill you in mexico' list.""number one was... 'bullet flu'... the 7500 people killed last year by mexico's infamous narco-trafficantes."*

Philanthropist said...

Obama borrowed another 1.5 billion for this flu - can't let a 'crisis' go to waste don't you know!

Apparently the Spanish flu in 1919 killed people in hours - get sick in morning, be dead by nightfall. We're not seeing anything like that here, it's just a 'cry wolf' media circus.

liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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good ol' liberal supporter... one minute he's kissin' up... the next minute he challenges you to a duel.

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