Swine Flu Peaks Before Vaccine Makes Widespread Distribution

According to recent findings by the CDC, one in five U.S. children have already experienced the flu this month, and most of those were likely H1N1 swine flu cases.

Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast majority of those were H1N1 swine flu infections. (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/) This is a very strong indication that swine flu infections have peaked during October, 2009.

Researchers from Purdue University just published a paper in the October 15 issue of Eurosurveillance (a science journal about communicable disease) in which researchers stated that the H1N1 swine flu epidemic would peak during "week 42" (the end of October). Week 42 just passed.

The AJC is also reporting this week that swine flu is "retreating" in Georgia, where hospital visits from the flu are markedly down (http://www.ajc.com/health/swine-flu...) and fewer illnesses are being reported in schools, too.

Even the WHO is reporting a downward trend in many areas, saying, "In tropical areas of the world, rates of illness are generally declining, with a few exceptions. ...In tropical Asia, of the countries that are reporting this week, all report decreases in respiratory disease activity." (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_10_...)


Meanwhile the vaccine shortage has been causing chaos according to news reports and many vaccination events are being canceled as a result as well.

This is what you expect when a President declares a National Emergency for something that really isn't, scaring the American Public, and creating the resulting chaos. There were actually reports of women who were stuffing pillows under their clothes to feign pregnancy so that they could get the vaccine. Sad and disgraceful.

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Troops Hope Afghanistan Mission Sacrafices Not in Vain

While Obama fiddles, Afghanistan burns and some of those serving while rockets and bombs are falling around them worry that the mission has lost the support of the American people and that their sacrifices and those of their fallen comrades have been in vain.
"What about the troops who died giving their lives for this mission?" Sgt. Coble asked.

"We would not be honoring the lives of the troops who died if we left here without finishing our mission, and many troops are concerned that the American people have forgotten why we came here to begin with," she said.

"If we left Afghanistan right now, its equivalent to somebody going up to help a rape victim, engaging in a fight to help that rape victim, then giving up because they didn't want to get hurt themselves and allowing that rape to continue," she said. "Because essentially that's what the Afghan population is: They are victims, and we need to follow through with what we promised."

A soldier who wished to remain anonymous asked:
"Do the people in Washington even remember we're here?"
A Major had this to say:
"I have hope in what we're doing here," Maj. Espinoza said, as he donned armor in preparation for the short ride from International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters to Kabul airport. "Look, if I didn't have hope, I wouldn't be here. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing. It's as simple as that."
Sgt. Coble urged Americans to think about the sacrifices U.S. troops have made in Afghanistan and the consequences of narrowing the mission before it has more time to succeed.
"We're not just numbers," she said. "I'm not going to say morale is high with everything going on at home. We're here for a reason. This is not a draft military. When people go out on the streets in America and say, 'Bring our troops home,' it infuriates me. Don't go out there talking about bringing our troops home, let us decide when to come back home. We're here because we want our children, my son, to have a safer world, and we know the risks."
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These brave men and women deserve better than this folks let's make sure that are voices are heard in support of our brave men and women in the military and their missions in the war on terror. We must remember that while we are at home busy fighting the socialist agenda of the ObamaNation, our brave men and women are dodging bullets, rockets and IEDs both in Afghanistan and in Iraq on a daily basis.

All of this while Obama declares national emergencies on a Pandemic that has peaked and hasn't really even been a Pandemic, travels around the country to push his socialist agenda in regards to health care and runs off to Norway to pick up his undeserved award. In the meantime our brave men and women in Afghanistan are in peril due to his indecisiveness on sending in more troops that McChrystal asked for.

Please go to America Supports You and let the troops know you have not forgotten them and that you support the vital missions they are on in Afghanistan and Iraq. It doesn't cost a dime and it means so much to them to hear from you, the American People, please do it right now, it only takes a few moments.

Thanks,
Jay

Obama Declares National Emergency For Swine Flu; The Question is Why Now?

On Saturday President Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency. The White House said the declaration would allow medical officials to bypass certain federal requirements.

Even though the H1N1 pandemic appears to have peaked out, President Obama has now declared a national emergency over swine flu infections.

According to the CDC, swine flu infections have already peaked, and the pandemic is on its way out. Peak infection time was the middle of October, where one in five U.S. children experienced the flu, says the CDC. Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast majority of those were confirmed as H1N1 swine flu infections.

When you realize that about 30,000 people die from the regular Flu every year and no national emergency has ever been declared it gives one pause to wonder why the Swine Flu is being treated differently when you consider the lower death toll.
According to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the vast majority of people who get swine flu "so far are not terribly ill," Sebelius noted, saying most will recover fine at home with some rest and fluids. And they shouldn't race to doctors' offices seeking tests to find out what kind of flu they have - H1N1 or the regular strains that circulate every winter - because treatment is the same.

"The flu is the flu is the flu right now," Sebelius said.


Does this sound like an official who thinks this is a "National Emergency", it sure doesn't to me.

As I wrote earlier this week, a CBS investigation revealed that H1N1 flu cases are not as prevalent as we are told by the government, the CDC, WHO, and the corporate media.

A recent study published Oct. 15 in Eurosurveillance, a scientific journal devoted to epidemiology and the surveillance and control of communicable diseases, shows that the H1N1 vaccine will arrive too late to help most Americans who will be infected during this flu season. The study was conducted by professors Sherry Towers and Zhilan Feng of, respectively, Purdue's statistics and mathematics departments.

"The model predicts that there will be a significant wave in autumn, with 63% of the population being infected, and that this wave will peak so early that the planned [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] vaccination campaign will likely not have a large effect on the total number of people ultimately infected by the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus," the authors wrote in their study.

The authors said that this is the week, through Oct. 24, during which the greatest number of people would be infected. The vaccination program has barely started in the U.S.

"The model predicts that the peak wave of infection will occur near the end of October in week 42, with 8% of the population being infected during that week. By the end of 2009, the model predicts that a total of 63% of the population will have been infected," the authors wrote in a conclusion that ignored the effects of a CDC vaccination program.


Recently the state of New York backed off of mandating their health care workers get the H1N1 vaccine after many of the workers protested the policy, certainly if this were really thought to be a national emergency, these health care workers would have been required to be immunized against the Swine Flu.

So for all intensive purposes there does not seem to be a need for a declared National Emergency for the Swine Flu, which would give the Obama administration the power to force U.S. Citizens to get vaccinated against their will, all the while making big money for the companies who manufacture the vaccine.