UPDATE: Despite the current epidemic of this “swine” flu so far mild in North America (even in Mexico) and then western Europe, only 61 deaths in Mexicans-(out of >2400 confirmed cases there so far – ie 0.25%), and a handful in neighbours- Americans Canadians and a Costa Rican- have by 14th May been associated with proven American hybrid H1N1 swine flu. (Another ~100 deaths in N America are suspect, await reporting of both hybrid virus test results, autopsy and antecedent pathology).
Contrary to skeptical US physicians , the current American swine influenza A flu H1N1 concern is anything but a hoax – although deaths attributable to swine flu have been confirmed only in some two dozen Mexicans.
It is common cause that influenza A kills hundreds of thousands of the frail elderly and children worldwide each year.
Is the new hybrid America-Mexican “swine” H1N1 flu virus epidemic virulent at all?
What are Mexican and USA Public Health officials doing to clarify this?
No autopsy results have yet been reported to confirm whether and how overwhelming Mexican hybrid swine flu has actually directly caused a single death. . . The death rate in Mexico attributed directly to swine flu is currently apparently unknown. But if it is the American swine virus causing death, below 8 deaths might have been expected in non-Mexicans . But so far there have been no very ill cases or suspicious deaths attributed to swine virus except in Mexicans..
It is striking that after a month, there are still no reports anywhere to indicate whether deaths in these Mexicans with the hybrid American flu virus had any clear cause of death attributable to the virus eg virus meningitis, virus pneumonitis, virus carditis, virus hepatitis, virus gastroenteritis, etc.
So there is still slim proof yet that this hybrid (human-swine-avian) H1N1 virus is virulent, has actually itself killed anyone (as opposed to them dying of other causes eg malnutrition, exposure, intoxications, bacterial or other virus infection, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc, although also carrying the hybrid virus). Most of us in eg South Africa carry TB, but it mostly harms only those with eg malnutrition/poor crowded housing/ diabetes or HIV.
With billions dying prematurely each year of poverty, poor obstetric and child care, plagues, and human malevolence like war and genocide, motor accidents, homicide, cholera, AIDs, smoking, alcoholism and other lethal street drugs, what is the fuss all about? Is it just another misguided false alarm or, worse, a hoax?
Or is the frenzy over swine flu a deliberate opportunistic conspiracy beloved of dramatists and the media, shock tactics to distract from the world Depression and irreversible climate change caused by willful global governmental- Big-Business disaster capitalism? Is it mostly opportunism to earn $billions for the global Disease Industry mafia and their lobbyists in academia, the media and academia by generating panic flu product buying over the rest of 2009, and divert a few $million in aid to poor countries?
Stranger human conspiracies have happened the past two centuries ie in our /grandparents’ lifetime, – like the recent two world wars started by Europeans, the holocausts perpetrated by power-mad “enlightened” humans against blacks (USA, Africa), the poor/ intellectually impaired (America), jews & gypsies (Europe), armenians, greeks, hindus, kurds and muslims(eg the Balkans), arabs (by Europeans), Poles & Russians (Stalin), Chinese (the Opium wars), against pregnant women and infants (the American stilbestrol and German-Japanese thalidomide scandals), against the now virtually extinct non-white natives of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand – and against the larger non-human life forms of the forests, wilds and the oceans.
The latest persisting genocidal conspiracy is the ongoing denial by Mother Church and governments of any form of birth control or equal rights to billions of defenseless women worldwide; and the ongoing tolerance of barbaric primitive genital mutilation of millions of African female (including forced circumcision of male) children; and the gang-rape and execution of millions of (mostly) Muslim women on grounds of adultery after they have been seduced/ raped or attempted to escape from forced slavery- abusive “marriage”. .
Only time will tell.