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Piggy Flu Now in all 50 States

As of Monday June 1st the CDC reports there are now confirmed cases of swine flu in all 50 states. To date, Alaska has the fewest with 1 case, Wyoming with 2 and both Vermont and West Virginia with 3. The CDC says the total number of cases in the U.S. is 10,053, but the actual figure could be as high as 200,000, due to unreported or less severe symptoms; via HealthDay News.

If you’re betting on the flu, take the over. Just last week the number of cases was 7,927 and the high figure was only 100,000. Quick, call your bookie! With vaccines only working against 11% of flu strains, except those numbers to jump even further by next week.

And experts predict the swine flu pandemic will reach the U.K. by the fall. Currently, there have been 225 confirmed cases of H1N1 in England, followed by Scotland with 17.

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jocelyn - June 4, 2009 9:08 AM

I think this whole swine flu thing has been blown way out of proportion. Besides, with any flu, if you take good care of your body and eat like Dr Fuhrman suggests, you can ward off illnesses like flu. I think there's a pandemic of panic.

Monty - June 4, 2009 1:04 PM

The original Swine Flu of 1976 turned out to be a hoax. Could this hoax have been revived as a cover for something new, such as poisoning from GMO-contaminated food crops? According to Jeffrey M. Smith's Spilling The Beans newsletter of May 28, 2009, BT spraying for gypsy moths resulted in an outbreak of "allergy or flu-like symptoms", and the BT-toxin produced in GM plants is "thousands of times more concentrated than natural BT spray, is designed to be more toxic, and cannot be washed off the plant." Then the BT gene transfers into the body's own intestinal bacteria, and continues to produce BT (or other transferred genes), possibly for the person's lifetime. And who knows what the effects of a swine-flu vaccine could be? Could the "pandemic of panic" that Jocelyn mentioned be the conditioning for it?

James - June 4, 2009 6:31 PM

Boy, some of those conspiracy theorists out there sure are dependable for a good laugh.

And I suppose, Monty, that you also believe the Roman Catholic church has historically conspired to consolidate their power, as described in the DaVinci Code? Or that the AIDS virus was genetically engineered in a lab by the government for the purpose of driving down the population of homosexuals? Or that the moon landing was faked? Or that the CIA conspired with top ranking members of the Mafia to assassinate JFK?

The thing about conspiracies, you either have to ignore facts and evidence staring you in the face, and/or you have to invent facts and evidence out of thin air to support said conspiracy.

Sara - June 4, 2009 10:53 PM

James- Your personal attacks on fellow readers are ofensive. I do not see you citing any "facts" or "evidence".

James - June 5, 2009 5:25 AM

I really don't see how laughing at an unrealistic, unfounded claim (I didn't laugh at HIM), or comparing his theory to other theories which have been debunked, can be construed as a personal attack. If I said something to the effect of "only an idiot would make a claim like that" or "anybody who believes in this conspiracy is an ignoramus", then you have a case.

BTW, do you think his theory has merit? I do not, which is pretty much the point I was trying to get across.

Sara - June 6, 2009 2:15 PM

The point is you indicated he had opinions which he did not express and that you were using to ridicule. We are interested in health here. I have read your comments before.As to merit I don't know. He cites the source.Btw I don't know any nutritarians who have gotten swine flu.

LESLIE - November 14, 2009 7:17 AM


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