Q&A Mexican - Swine Virus:
26 July 2009, by Youri Carma (FPP)
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Virus Found in Hong Kong July 3 (Bloomberg)
There where two other cases of resistance, one in Denmark 29 June 2009
Japan's first Tamiflu-resistance case reported 3 July 2009
Widespread Tamiflu resistance sparks new look at pandemic flu drug stockpile 2 March 2009
The Swine Virus:
People and pigs can both catch the same strains of influenza, but usually when people become infected by an animal, the virus stops there. They are known as dead-ends. The virus never was traced back to any specific pig. It was found only after it began spreading person to person.
People born before 1920 had a strong antibody response to the new H1N1 virus, meaning their body “remembered” it from infection early in lifejust like people who survived the 1918 pandemic still had immune protection against that virus.
The virus is an influenza A virus, carrying the designation H1N1. It is genetically different from the fully human H1N1 seasonal influenza virus that has been circulating globally for the past few years. Seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people globally in an average year.
The new flu virus contains DNA typical to avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses. Flu viruses mutate constantly, which is why the flu vaccine is changed every year, and they can also swap DNA in a process called reassortment. Most animals can get flu but viruses rarely pass from one species to another. The new H1N1 strain of swine flu is an exception, causing the first pandemic of the 21st century, because it acquired the ability to pass from person to person.
Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to those of seasonal influenza — sudden onset of fever, coughing, muscle aches and extreme tiredness. Swine flu appears to cause more diarrhea and vomiting than normal flu.
Companies working on an H1N1 vaccine include Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis AG, Baxter International Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Solvay and nasal spray maker MedImmune, now part of AstraZeneca.
Now I know for sure, Americans are insanely Crazy, read:
“At this point, 83% of the population is recommended to get an annual flu vaccine,” she said. “Unfortunately, only about 40% of the U.S. population received the flu vaccine last year.” http://tinyurl.com/nddurr
In Europe it’s only given to people who could have an extra risk on getting some type of so-called seasonal flu but with the Thimerosal inside you see the opposite, the elder die quicker trough the very poisonous Thimerosal. So, watch your OL after the seasonal flu-vaccin. Also is proven that getting 3X a seasonal vaccin with Thimerosal increases the risk on Altzheimer with 30%. Don’t take the shit!
Definition: Thimerosal is a mercury containing preservative that was commonly found in vaccines since the 1930s. Although no link to autism or other conditions was ever found, because of concerns that thimerosal could be harmful and because alternatives to thimerosal were now available, according to the FDA, 'thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger,
with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine.'
Pronunciation: thy mer o sal
Also Known As: Mercury
Alternate Spellings: Thiomersal
Common Misspellings: Thimerosol
Examples: According to the FDA, 'thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine
Research Highlight - Side effects of Tamiflu: clues from an Asian single nucleotide polymorphism http://tinyurl.com/nf339g
Tamiflu Side Effects: http://www.tamiflu.com/sideeffects.aspx
Tamiflu is very unnecessary and even harms you by totaly messing up your immune system and other side effects are possible! Why take the risk if your body is very capable of fighting of the flu. This is only mean business and can even trigger the virus into worse mutations.
These viruses mutate on a daily base so it’s difficult to say for sure. That’s why often people who get their yearly flu injection still get sick from just an other variation of the virus. That’s why even these yearly anti flu injections, often given to the elder, are bogus.
Cause the causative agent of a future pandemic never can be known in advance and may well be a novel virus whose susceptibility to existing drugs and vaccines has not been established.
Other question is: “Can this virus be man made?”
Current seasonal strains of H1N1 are distant cousins of both the 1918 pandemic strain and the new H1N1 strain.
At the time, microbiologists didn’t know what caused the widespread deaths; the influenza virus was not identified until 1933. And as the Washington Post reported, although biologists later were able to determine the broad family of influenza viruses the 1918 strain came from, its genetic identity was lost.
That is, until Jeffrey Taubenberger, a molecular pathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rockville, Md., and his team toiled for 10 years to piece together the deadly virus in a high-security laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
They got their samples from small pieces of lung tissue, preserved in wax after the autopsies of two soldiers among the Spanish flu’s 675,000 American victims, and from the frozen body of an Inuit woman who died from the virus in November 1918 and was buried in the Alaska permafrost.
The virus’ eight gene segments, or strands of RNA, were in fragments, but the team was able to piece them back together using gene sequencing and polymerase chain reaction — a method of creating copies of specific fragments of DNA.
Analysis of all eight genes showed the Spanish flu came directly from a bird virus and moved into humans after slowly mutating. The analysis suggests that H5N1 also might be capable of spreading between humans through gradual mutations, reported the Washington Post.
Another team of scientists, led by Terrence Tumpey of the CDC and Adolfo Garcia-Sastre of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, experimented with the live reconstructed Spanish flu virus and found that mice infected with the microbe died unusually quickly, in three days. The results were published in Science magazine in October 2005.
The 1918 virus was at least 100 times as lethal when compared to another flu virus, a Texas strain of H1N1 from 1991, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
What’s happening with this flu virus today?
H1N1 now in 160 countries, has killed about 800 to date. Swine flu big deal, CDC STOPS swine flu death count at 300 http://link.reuters.com/qas39c
(normal) Seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people globally in an average year so what are we talking about here?
Still they keep pushing this “high profit medicine industry” story, what they know what I don’t know I keep asking myself?
DER SPIEGEL ‘A Whole Industry Is Waiting For A Pandemic’ http://tinyurl.com/np6fvl
WHO chief casts doubts on speedy swine flu vaccinations
Mass flu vaccination would be madness
22 July 2009, by Richard Halvorsen (The Times)
Government Swine Flu Advisor On Vaccine Maker Payroll http://tinyurl.com/njnmfv List: http://tinyurl.com/lbxexn
FACTBOX: Healthcare industry spends big on lobbyists http://link.reuters.com/fug69c
Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity - Thimerosal http://tinyurl.com/l4qrmy
Tamiflu causes sickness and nightmares in children, study finds (From The Times ) http://tinyurl.com/n5ntod
China’s pharmaceutical market primed to explode http://tinyurl.com/ly8xlz
Glaxo unmasked: drug firm to make £1bn from swine flu http://tinyurl.com/lklbfy
After Medarex buy, biotech investors ask who’s next http://tinyurl.com/lxjmjk