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Suddenly the panic button is pushed,  pandemic levels raised, health emergencies declared and as the H1N1 flu continues to spread, the lead story from Google blogs this morning;- Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games for testing positive under Major League Baseball’s drug policy. No mention of the flu til page 4- some 40 topics behind. 

Baseball is a game full of cheating- doctoring baseballs, cork bats, watering home plate, steroid use.  The medical community that researches the various Flu’s appear to be in the same league with cheating, but no one is investigating them.  Congressional hearings on steroids- howzabout a hearing on the flu industry?

Ramirez took the banned substance HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin,  prescribed to stimulate female fertility and testosterone production in men and to treat delayed puberty in boys.  Humph, more likely to stop his balls from shriveling up to eventually looking like a couple of raisins.

Who has the biggest balls of them all?  The CDC.- touting that the latest H1N1 virus is the first reassortment genotype virus- a mutation of bird, pig and human.  Bullshit. Ramirez is way past puberty to take HCG, and CDC ought to start reading some of it own documented case of re-assorted viruses. 

Zoonotic infections with swine influenza A viruses are reported sporadically. Triple reassortment swine influenza viruses have been isolated from pigs in the United States since 1998. We report a human case of upper respiratory illness associated with swine influenza A (H1N1) triple reassortment virus infection that occurred in a HUMAN SUBJECT during 2005 following exposure to freshly killed pigs. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2603093f

An H1N2 influenza virus (A/Duck/North Carolina/91347/01) (Dk/NC) was isolated from a wild duck in the United States in 2001. Genetic analysis showed that this duck virus has the same human/classical swine/avian reassortment genotype as the H1N2 viruses that have been isolated from pigs and turkeys in the US since 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12727349?dopt=Abstract

This report describes the first isolation of a human/classical swine/avian triple reassortment H3N2 virus from a human. “Since January 2005, H3N2 influenza viruses have been isolated from pigs and turkeys throughout Canada and from a swine farmer and pigs on the same farm in Ontario. These are human/classical swine/avian reassortants similar to viruses that emerged in US pigs in 1998 but with a distinct human-lineage neuraminidase gene” http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no07/06-0268.htm

Jan 2002, Infection of turkeys with swine H1N1 viruses has been documented on several occasions. Sequence analysis of the virus showed that it was a complex reassortant virus with a mix of swine-, human-, and avian-origin influenza gene.
The CDC has warned that it’s test panels for the flu may not be accurate, yet way back in 1997 from the Bureau of Microbiology, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-“all segments of the viral genome can be amplified from a single MRT reaction, which can yield valuable sources of products for future genetic analysis. This method should facilitate genetic screening and characterization of influenza virus variants.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9316919?dopt=Abstract
During a peak in the 2008 flu season, the CDC said, “that many H3N2 and B viruses making people ill differ from the strains in the vaccine, though the H1N1 viruses continue to match the vaccine.”  They knew damned well the virus was hardly effective saying, “”Slightly more than half of the viruses we looked at in our lab are somewhat different from the vaccine strains and may not be well covered by the vaccine strains.” http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/feb1508flu.html 
They also reported that H1N1 has a resistance to oseltamivir.  Absofrickinglutely incredible is this statement-  Resistance to the older flu drugs, amantadine and rimantadine, remains high this season, and the CDC continues to advise against using them for flu, the CDC report says.
In January of 2004, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began experiments designed to combine the H5N1 virus and human flu viruses and then see how the resulting hybrids affect animals. The goal is to assess the chances that such a “reassortant” virus will emerge and how dangerous it might be.  The agency already has made hybrid viruses with H5N1 samples isolated from patients in Hong Kong in 1997, when the virus first caused human disease.
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/news/jan1404hybrids.htmlDangerous enough to create a pandemic?  Test it out on a highly populated area like Mexico City and see what happens?  Pandemic preparation, error, or stupidity?
Claiming it is still searching for the origins of H1N1, NPR Reports,5.5.09- “Now where could it have come from?” … “We reckon now, in retrospect, it was probably released accidentally from a laboratory, probably in northern China or just across the border in Russia, because everyone was experimenting with those viruses at the time in the lab.” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103711274&sc=emaf
A lab?  So much security.  Score one for the conspiracy theorists, eh?  These same “Biologists say there’s a good chance that the emerging flu strain could establish itself as the dominant strain of influenza in future flu seasons.”  Nothing like blaming the Russians or the Chinese.  Is Baxter Pharmaceutical to blame with a manufacturing plant 50 miles outside of Mexico City.  What about the concerns about potential construction or design flaws designed to contain the world’s most dangerous germs like smallpox and Ebola viruses at the CDC’s Bio safety Level 4 labs in Atlanta?  http://www.ajc.com/wednesday/content/metro/stories/2008/05/15/cdclabs_0515.html
That takes some big balls to tell the public the flu was created in a lab, the tests don’t work, the vaccine doesn’t work, the drugs don’t work, while we provide tax dollars to buy the drugs and vaccines, and then ask the public to get a flu shot.
Baseball is not a game of life and death.  At least Ramirez is taking his punishment like a man whatever is going on with his balls.  I am thinking, the CDC is lying, manipulating facts and has so far, failed miserably to inform the public of the facts only playing the game of fear.  I’d rather play baseball or go to a game, the odds are better no one will lie about the score.  Too bad I have to wait 50 games to see Ramirez.
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