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Really, what’s next about the Swine Flu?

From MSNBC this week- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32863511/ns/health-swine_flu/
Swine flu deaths show this flu is different. H1N1 virus ‘looks like avian flu on steroids,’ expert says.

The last sentence of the article which notes the difference in the veracity of H1N1 in attacking patient lungs, is this little tidbit:

Ruiz-Palacios also said the new virus can be found in the urine and feces of patients, something that may affect how it spreads.

The effect that may affect how it spreads, is the fact that we all go to the bathroom.  Everyone of us. 

Public bathrooms are notorious for filth, but even the cleanest restrooms of the fancy Vegas hotels are laden with invisible germs.  I mean, how do you go to the bathroom without touching the door and then maybe the stall? 

Sanitized for your protection, my ass.

The episode from the Soprano’s comes to mind about Paulie Walnuts Gualtieri shoelaces. “Even if you keep your shoes tied, and your laces aren’t dragging through urine….then Silvio eating his lunch- SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!” So I can’t stand touchin fuckin’ shoelaces.”  something like that anyways.

Charles Gerba, Ph.D., co-author of “The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu,” suggests some of her advice seems panicky, like the suggestion to exit a public restroom stall immediately after flushing, since “fecal matter” can fly 20 feet into the air when flushed (“Better to Flush and Rush than Feel the Gush”).http://www.amazon.com/Germ-Freaks-Guide-Outwitting-Colds/dp/0757303277

I am going to be moving a little faster out of the stall.

How about touching the sink handles after the person in front of you just took a crap.  Or the soap dispenser?  Back out the door? 

Don’t even get me started on the grocery stores or restaurant menus.

Aw piss on it.  I’ve got a good immune system and I am sure as hell not going to make it all day without going to the the bathroom and I am not the boy in the bubble.   

Cheers to hoping our body’s immune systems don’t go ape shit and kill us, because I am not getting a seasonal or a Swine Flu Shot- EVER. Piss on that.

btw for whatever it’s worth- In a 2007 University of Florida study, people who took a 450-milligram green-tea supplement twice a day for 3 months had a third fewer days of cold symptoms. Try Immune Guard ($30 for 60 pills, www.immune-guard.us).   

Disclaimer-Swine Flu Conspiracy theories can sometimes be triggered by real world events.

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Open wide, say ahhh and check out these posts on the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from Ahrcanum, where the conspiracy spreads as fast as the virus itself.

http://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/swine-flu-report/

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How do we cure the H1N1 Swine Flu?

Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even curing the flu!  http://www.ted.com/index.php/speakers/paul_stamets.htmlRead more.

As swine flu cases approach 20,000 worldwide the number is significantly lower than reported cases of death from the seasonal flu.  Yet, “Pharmaceutical companies are ready to begin making a swine flu vaccine – but as the virus constantly mutates, questions abound: How much should be produced? How will it be distributed? Who should get it?”  reports http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/14/health/main5013643.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_5013643.  Will you ask for the one manufactured by Baxter Pharma?

America’s North Shore blog clearly shows and increase in the number of cases- to the tune of 700 more cases per day. http://northshorejournal.org/is-swine-flu-or-novel-h1n1-in-decline-in-the-us

David Fedson, a vaccines expert and former professor of medicine at the University of Virginia. “If we don’t invest in an H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine, then possibly we could have a reappearance of this virus in a mild, moderate, or catastrophic form and we would have absolutely nothing.” 

Exxxxcccuuuuse me? Where is the hope for an aids vaccine or even an antibiotic against staph infections- due to an increase in MRSA; which because of drug resistance are much harder to treat?  These world wide death tolls and infection rates are staggering. 

The latest statistics on the world epidemic of AIDS & HIV were published by UNAIDSEstimateEstimate Range Range/WHO in July 2008, and refer to the end of 2007.

  Estimate Range
People living with HIV/AIDS in 2007 33.0 million 30.3-36.1 million
Adults living with HIV/AIDS in 2007 30.8 million 28.2-34.0 million
Women living with HIV/AIDS in 2007 15.5 million 14.2-16.9 million
Children living with HIV/AIDS in 2007 2.0 million 1.9-2.3 million
People newly infected with HIV in 2007 2.7 million 2.2-3.2 million
Children newly infected with HIV in 2007 0.37 million 0.33-0.41 million
AIDS deaths in 2007 2.0 million 1.8-2.3 million
Child AIDS deaths in 2007 0.27 million 0.25-0.29 million

More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981. sourced from http://www.avert.org/worldstats.htm

According to the world Health Organization, the number of people diagnosed with cancer will rise to 26.4 million of which 17 million will die, triple the number of today’s patients. http://news.ert.gr/en/23084-triplasiazontai-ta-krousmata-karkinou-mexri-to-2030.htm

Cholera can be treated in nearly 99% of cases http://diarrhea.emedtv.com/cholera/cholera-cure.html yet in Zimbabwe alone the number of cholera cases has climbed to 100,000 with 4,283 deaths according to The Red Cross http://www.ifrc.org/docs/news/pr09/2709.asp.  Clean water is the first step to prevention but the Red Cross has decreased funding.  2007 IRS filing http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/corppubs/ARC_990_2008.pdf shows revenue of a staggering $31.8 Billion. 

Still funding goes to vaccines for the unknown, the new H1N1 Swine Flu.  While H1N1 is a new variable what happens if it merges with the more deadly Avian Flu.  Can it merge with Aids? 

I am ready to order some mushroom soup, crab stuffed mushrooms, mushroom quiche, beef stroganoff with mushrooms; but I will pass on the mushroom sorbet.  Man’s got to draw the line somewhere.  Instead give me the double fried cheesecake, topped with strawberries and loads of whipped cream.  If the shrooms don’t boost my immune system at least when they roll my sorry ass into a casket- from whatever illness there is no cure from, I will have died one fat happy mother Fred.

People before profits?  Just add the automatic 20% tip charge please.

The CDC has this to say on a cure and prevention besides determining that this new H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human  - http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/qa.htm.

Disclaimer-Swine Flu Conspiracy theories can sometimes be triggered by real world events.

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Open wide, say ahhh and check out these posts on the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from Ahrcanum, where the conspiracy spreads as fast as the virus itself.

http://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/swine-flu-report/

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