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April 29th, 2009

Flu = boring, being milked by the media. [Apr. 29th, 2009|11:54 am]
No one outside Mexico has died from it, anywhere!
Wake me up when 5% of entire towns aren't making it - till then, it's just a curiosity.

Although it could be a conspiracy - Mexico's legal system's all over the place so it would be hard to stop news getting out.
Elsewhere the reports can be changed by the authorities anyway they want.
So maybe lots of people are infected, and 2% of them are dying.

Where are all the video interviews from survivors for instance - I think I've seen one report from one person so far.
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Egypt - epic fail. [Apr. 29th, 2009|11:13 pm]
Egypt orders slaughter of all pigs over swine flu...

"It is unfortunate," the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech said of Egypt's decision. "The crisis today is in transmission from human to human. It has nothing to do with pigs," he told The Associated Press.


"So why is Egypt culling all of the more than 300,000 pigs in the country? Probably because it can.

When 90% of your population doesn't eat pork, and there's a virus named after pigs that's causing worldwide panic, the political benefits of screwing over the 10 per cent who do eat it probably outweigh the negatives.

If that just meant that Egypt's Christian population had to eat more chicken for a while, it would be hard to get worked up. But those Egyptians who raise pork - of whom there must be a significant number, if there are more than 300,000 pigs in the country - just had their livelihoods yanked out from under them.

If they weren't part of a minority group, you have to figure they'd at least get compensation. Instead, Egypt's health minister has informed them that no compensation is needed, because they can still sell the meat from the pigs being killed off."


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Micro images of swine flu! [Apr. 29th, 2009|11:36 pm]

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