UPDATED: A FLU FALSE ALARM? WHAT IS KILLING MEXICANS IN THE CURRENT FLU OUTBREAK?

7 June 2009: after about 3 months since the first cases were reported (in USA), the death rate has settled down to well below 0.025% outside Mexico (about 2% there) , despite the mild swine flu having spread globally to probably millions of people briefly affected.
In virtually all deaths (149 so far associated)  there were apparently serious  underlying chronic health problems, so it remains unclear whether this virus is ever fatal in previously well people. .
UPDATE 3 June  2009: since the original report of the current epidemic of this “swine” flu, some 136 deaths  associated with it’s presence ( in well over 21000 cases world wide)  have now been “confirmed”  from North America (none from other continents) – 104 in Mexicans, 27 Americans, 3 Canadians and one Chilean and 1Costa Rican- but scant details of these deaths have so far been published.
UPDATE 28 MAY 2009: since the original report of the current epidemic of this “swine” flu, some 108 deaths  associated with it’s presence ( in well over 15 000 cases world wide)  have now been “confirmed”  from North America (none from other continents) – 90 in Mexicans, 15 Americans, 2 Canadians and one Costa Rican- but scant details of these deaths have so far been published.
UPDATE 27 MAY 2009: since the original report of the current epidemic of this “swine” flu  in this column a month ago , it appears that this virus has likely spread far more widely than is being tested (at enormous  profit for American industry?) and reported on.  It seems if anything  milder than average seasonal flu.
So the published statistics surely become increasingly meaningless?
Some 100deaths  associated with it’s presence ( in well over 13 000 cases world wide)  have now been “confirmed”  from North America (none from other continents) – 84 in Mexicans, 13 Americans, 2 Canadians and one Costa Rican- but scant details of these deaths have so far been published. The great majority of deaths  have apparently been in people with documented major underlying disease eg diabetes, lung or heart diseases.  So it is unclear what role the virus- if any- has played in these deaths, whether the virus was  contributory or incidental.
Similarly, while the virus has been reported sensitive to and widely treated with Tamiflu,  no randomized controlled trial in these flu cases has apparently been done, so there is no information as to whether using antivirals makes the slightest difference or contributes to morbidity.  It is the age-old dilemma of modern prescription antibiotics  and vaccines- when is the right time if ever to use them ?..
Only randomized controlled double blind trials will tell.

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.

ndb

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