The media has gone nuts over this Mexican Swine flu story. Let’s put things into perspective…
First of all, in any given year, 36,000 people die of the flu in the USA alone. Worldwide, the annual total is between 250,00 and 500,000.
Second of all, every single day, 36,000 children die of starvation whilst food conglomerates not only refuse to help by supplying surplus food, but seek to control all food production and distribution. That is 13 million innocent lives snuffed out while you eat junk food and watch Fuax News to listen to the latest propaganda about the latest scare tactic of the day.
Let’s not forget that 3.2 million people die every year from Aids and that another 62 million people die every year from pollution related causes. Tuberculosis kills 2 million every year. Baby, you can drive my car? 1.2 million people die every year in automobile accidents around the world; 40,000 of those in the USA alone.
What exactly is the flu?
This is from the World Health Organization (WHO)…
“Influenza is caused by a virus that attacks mainly the upper respiratory tract – the nose, throat and bronchi and rarely also the lungs. The infection usually lasts for about a week. It is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, myalgia, headache and severe malaise, non-productive cough, sore throat, and rhinitis. Most people recover within one to two weeks without requiring any medical treatment. In the very young, the elderly and people suffering from medical conditions such as lung diseases, diabetes, cancer, kidney or heart problems, influenza poses a serious risk. In these people, the infection may lead to severe complications of underlying diseases, pneumonia and death.
Influenza rapidly spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics and imposes a considerable economic burden in the form of hospital and other health care costs and lost productivity.
In annual influenza epidemics 5-15% of the population are affected with upper respiratory tract infections. Hospitalization and deaths mainly occur in high-risk groups (elderly, chronically ill). Although difficult to assess, these annual epidemics are thought to result in between three and five million cases of severe illness and between 250 000 and 500 000 deaths every year around the world. Most deaths currently associated with influenza in industrialized countries occur among the elderly over 65 years of age.”
Always remember to ask WHY! Why is this story being made into such a big deal?
And, for goodness sake, do NOT run out and take Tamiflu. Try some homemade chicken soup with plenty of garlic instead.