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More swine flu deaths, cases confirmed

May 10, 2009

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— Kansas has confirmed six more swine flu cases, bringing the total to 18 in the state.

The Department of Health and Environment said Saturday in a news release that the latest cases involve three children in Wyandotte County, an adult and a child in Johnson County, and a child in Ottawa County.

No other details were released about these new cases.

The state health department has established a phone line for concerned Kansans to call with questions about swine flu. The number is 1-877-427-7317. Operators will be available to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Costa Rica reported the first swine flu death outside North America on Saturday and the U.S. announced its third death from the virus, while Mexico delayed the reopening of primary schools in some states.

Japanese authorities, meanwhile, scrambled to limit contact with their country’s first cases, and Australia and Norway joined the list of nations with confirmed cases of swine flu.

Like other deaths outside Mexico, the Costa Rican man suffered from complicating illnesses, including diabetes and chronic lung disease. In the latest U.S. death, health officials in Washington state said Saturday night that a 30-year-old man with underlying heart conditions died last week with what appeared to be complications of swine flu.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Don't you love it that Marion quotes his pig-flu news from Obama and Kathleen?

Next thing you know, he will actually accept that people were killed in the Auschwitz Crematoria.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 11 months ago

Marion has experienced three times as many posting deaths in the last 24 hours than the US has experienced flu deaths in the last two weeks.

LOL.

gee, where is the panicker in chief [marion]?

well last couple days we've learned that swine flu has been supplanted by sun spots as the scare of the week!

"we're all gonna die!"

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Linda Endicott 4 years, 11 months ago

Wait...only 45 confirmed deaths from this flu in Mexico?

Then what was all that mass hysteria the media was feeding us in the first couple of weeks, saying that 150 people in Mexico had died from it?

Could it be that someone actually...gasp...announced deaths from flu before they even knew what they died from?

Way to go, media...instead of waiting until you know for sure...how many times have we heard in the last two weeks: "there are blah-blah suspected cases of swine flu in blah blah county..."

Gee...why don't you wait until something is confirmed before you report it as so-called news??

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fraublucher 4 years, 11 months ago

I liked this one:

Marion has experienced three times as many posting deaths in the last 24 hours than the US has experienced flu deaths in the last two weeks.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 11 months ago

Oh Boston, we have to trust the secretary of homeland insecurity. after all, she's told us that mexican drug violence is not spilling over the border; we don't need a fence on our southern border. so, how dare you question her, plus she said some of the 9-11 terrorists came in to the u.s. through Canada! I am quite sure that every word she utters is golden.


gallina, it is a very very decayed old dead horse: everybody you disagree with is just lying. sad, and false. Godot is a faithful poster. it is you who has often posted falsehoods while slinging the "lie" claim.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

a four day old press conference the best ya got Marion? really breaking news.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

cont'd:

Next, the CDC has already taken the first step on the vaccine by isolating the H1N1 strain. Once a reference strain has been developed—which CDC is now working on—they can at that time share it with pharmaceutical companies to produce an initial vaccine to test. As we are monitoring the progress of the vaccine, we'll also be taking a number of concurrent steps to enhance the nation's readiness for a potentially severe pandemic. Right now we don't know if this will be the case. But we want to have—we have an obligation to err on the side of safety. Thus, we are working across the federal government to ensure that plans for pandemic are revised in light of our experience these past 10 days—that we are as prepared and have thought through as many issues as possible should this virus re-present itself in the fall.

Next we are continuing working with state, local, tribal, and territorial health officials and emergency managers because they, too, have now seen after this round of outbreak what gaps they may have in their systems, and we want to work with them on that and what needs to be present.

Next we will continue to work with the private sector to make sure they have plans in place should a pandemic threaten their workforce. Again, over the past days we've had unprecedented contacts with the private sector.* Indeed, we've had conference calls with more than 1,000 participants. But I think what came out of those calls is that many in the private sector really have gone through what they need to have in place to continue their business operations should they experience a high rate of absenteeism. So that work will continue as well.

Next we will continue to meet with President Obama, Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan, and other Cabinet members to go over additional areas where the federal government's response can be even more robust than it was this past ten days.

Finally, again, this is an area where we want to lean forward. This is an area where we are not declaring victory. "Cautious action" might be a phrase we could use—but where we need to continue to lean forward. And individuals and families, in addition to businesses and governments and public health authorities, individuals and families have a shared responsibility here as well: the responsibility to stay home from work; keep your child home from school if you are sick with the flu; to cover your mouth when you cough, but cover it with your sleeve, not with your hand; to take common-sense steps to protect yourself and your family, including washing your hands regularly; and thinking through what you would do in your family if, for example, in the fall the schools need to close again for some period of time. We hope that is not the case—but again, part of being prepared for flu is thinking ahead of the flu and staying ahead of the flu, and that is what we intend to accomplish."

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1241646562350.shtm

"Remarks by Secretary Napolitano at Today’s Media Briefing on the H1N1 Flu Outbreak

Release Date: May 6, 2009

For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact 202-282-8010 Washington, D.C.

Secretary Napolitano: Good afternoon. Let me begin by saying this is the last day we plan to hold a daily briefing on the H1N1 flu situation. We will have briefings on an as-needed basis as new details warrant. So today I want to talk about where we are and then where we are going.

The CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has confirmed 642 cases of H1N1 flu in 41 states. Additionally, CDC has begun reporting probable cases as well, which now stand at 845 in 42 states. Sadly, we also learned of the second death in the United States from H1N1 flu. This death was reported in Texas. We are respecting the privacy of that individual and that individual's family, and our thoughts and our prayers are with them.

Despite this loss and despite the fact that others may still come, the science tells us that this is most likely a milder strain than we first feared. As such, yesterday the CDC revised their school closure guidance and the doors of classrooms are and will be reopening across the country. But as I said yesterday, now is not the time to declare victory. We continue to have cases. We continue to vigilantly monitor the situation. And even if the encouraging signs we are now seeing hold firm, we know that this virus could come back stronger in the fall.

So where are we going? In the coming weeks and months ahead, we will be involved in an ongoing series of actions to ensure individuals, families, government, and private sector entities are well-prepared for what may come next. First is to work in a collective manner with the public health community and our international partners, closely monitoring the H1N1 flu to determine if it becomes more contagious and more severe than this initial outbreak. The Southern Hemisphere is entering its flu season now. We will pay close attention to the virus there.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Marion has experienced three times as many posting deaths in the last 24 hours than the US has experienced flu deaths in the last two weeks.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Marion has experienced three times as many posting deaths in the last 24 hours than the US has experience flu deaths in the last two weeks.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

I think flu epidemic was caused by a virus in the LJW forum server allowing Marion to see a posting ghost of his Nick Danger self.

Don't you love it that he has learned to accept orders from Obama and Kathleen? Maybe he got infected with one of those brain-stem beetles the Romulans in Star Trek use.

Next thing you know, he will actually accept that people were killed in the Auschwitz Crematoria.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_05_10/en/index.html

From the World Health Organization:

"Influenza A(H1N1) - update 24

10 May 2009 -- As of 07:30 GMT, 10 May 2009, 29 countries have officially reported 4379 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The United States has reported 2254 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths. Canada has reported 280 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (6), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (12), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Panama (3), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (93), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (39).

WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus.

Individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning travelers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care. These recommendations are prudent measures which can limit the spread of many communicable diseases, including influenza.

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO web site on a regular basis. "

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Assuming a one-half year flu season, with 36K deaths per year, there would normally be 2,800 deaths from seasonal flus in a two week period during flu season. The US has now experienced three H1N1 deaths, all in health compromised individuals.

Fourteen days.....2,800...... to 3.

Run for the hills Marion. Run. Run. Run. Stay off those trade routes. Avoid Mexican Tequila.

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AjiDeGallina 4 years, 11 months ago

Godot can never be trusted to tell the truth..

and Marion Holocaust deniar Lynne is known to be..well, rather hysterical.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Godot..... could this PSA you listened to been broadcast on a Christian radio network? If so, I'm not sure it was even a "Homeland Security" made PSA.

Homeland Security would have distributed any PSA to all radio media. And I can not find a record of such a campaign online.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Godot..... could this PSA you listened to been broadcast on a Christian radio network? If so, I'm not sure it was even a "Homeland Security" made PSA.

Homeland Security would have distributed any PSA to all radio media.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

It wasn't Napolitano/Obama that created that mega-bureaucracy of police-defense speak and think, Godot. It was the master fearmongers.

Right up your alley. Keep on listening and believing. Your type is their target demographic. Say hello to Cheney next time you see him.

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Godot 4 years, 11 months ago

Make that Napolitano/Sebelius/Obama factory of lies.

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Godot 4 years, 11 months ago

I guess DHS messages are all to be disbelieved. After all, they do come from the Sebelius/Obama factory of lies.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

When you start believing those voices, Godot, it is time to get back on the medications.

When you start listening to homeland security PSA's for advice about public health issues, you should start getting your annual prostate exam from the coast guard helicopter teams. Or from Marion. He knows everything.

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Godot 4 years, 11 months ago

Several times this week I heard radio spots by Homeland Security warning us to prepare for the swine flu, to have two weeks worth of water, food, medications, cold medicine, aspirin, etc.on hand. The announcer was a woman, speaking in a very soft, matter of fact tone.

It is one thing when you read that kind of stuff on a tinfoil survival blog, and quite another when you hear it repeatedly as a Dept. of Homeland Security PSA on mainstream radio.

What's up with that? Is DHS anticipating the need for 14 day quarantines? Or that the water supply will be contaminated, or that the electrical grid will go down so that water cannot be treated?

I have not done any preparation. I wonder how many people have heeded the DHS warnings, and how many are like me, still not believing it?

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Recent Marion S. Lynn observations about the flu:


I think we're in for it with this one.


it's here and runnning.


I concur but also expect that one or the other of the flus or hemoragic fevers is going to take care of that matter for us and in the not too distant future.


Boston, were I you, I would be out trying to find some masks and thinking about preparation as this situation is going downhill fast.


If you get locked out, no one may let you in.


And if things do go South, don't knock on my door if you don't know my Rottweiller's name!


Got YOUR masks yet?


Why is the US/Mexican border not closed?


Get your N95s while you still can.


There are still N95s on a few store shelves.


Essentially, you are on your own


See, the thing is about flu and other diseases is that they can run and run hard.


Duck and cover, folks!


N95 masks are still available but will most likely be sold out in a few days

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

Boston_Corbett (Anonymous) says…

Get 4 face-masks, wrap your tinfoil around them, then glue them to a some popsicle sticks, and stick 2 of them in your ears, 2 in your nostrils.

Congratulations, you now look like Marion, and you have done just as much as he has for the understanding of this health event."

Marion writes:

What about what Barack Hussein Obama is saying?

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

And stay off all those burgeoning trade routes to Dickinson County. They are dangerous.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Get 4 face-masks, wrap your tinfoil around them, then glue them to a some popsicle sticks, and stick 2 of them in your ears, 2 in your nostrils.

Congratulations, you now look like Marion, and you have done just as much as he has for the understanding of this health event.

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

Barack Hussein Obama is still concerned:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30398682

From the citation:

"Obama: 'Not out of the woods' on swine flu

May 8: Addressing a White House town hall on the swine flu, President Obama says that while the virus may not have been as bad as first expected, "we're not out of the woods yet" and we need to continue precautions."

"President Barack Obama said Friday that public health agencies must reach all corners of the nation when providing information on matters such as swine flu.

The president dropped by a town hall-style meeting at the White House co-sponsored by the Spanish-language media company Univision.

He said, "we're all in this together. We're one country, we're one community. When one person gets sick, it has the potential of making us all sick."

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Godot 4 years, 11 months ago

Passengers from a plane from Seattle to Tokyo have been quarrantined for up to 10 days after a teacher and 2 students became ill mid-flight. Four other passengers have since been hospitalized. Japan is taking this flu very seriously.

http://www.cjonline.com/news/local/2009-05-09/former_topekan_quarantined

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