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Here's a map documenting all known cases of swine flu, updated by the World Health Organization as they are declared. Pink markers are suspect cases, purple markers are confirmed cases, and yellow markers are negativu.Se. Markers without dots in them are deaths.

 roadSwine flu F.A.Q. U.S. declares public health emergency. Mexico emergency...

 roadWhat you need to know.

 roadSwine flu "debacle" in 1976 recalled: "Warren D. Ward, 48, was in high school when the swine flu threat of 1976 swept the U.S. The Whittier man remembers the episode vividly because a relative died in the 1918 flu pandemic, and the 1976 illness was feared to be a direct descendant of the deadly virus. 'The government wanted everyone to get vaccinated,' Ward said. 'But the epidemic never really broke out. It was a threat that never materialized.' What did materialize were cases of a rare side effect thought to be linked to the shot. The unexpected development cut short the vaccination effort -- an unprecedented national campaign -- after 10 weeks."

 roadMore than 100 dead in Mexico as countries race to contain outbreak... Quarantine talk...

 roadHealth experts "puzzled" over disparity in deaths between Mexico and U.S. : "Nearly all those who died in Mexico were between 20 and 40 years old, and they died of severe pneumonia from a flu-like illness believed caused by a unique swine flu virus. The 11 U.S. victims cover a wider age range, as young as 9 to over 50. All those people either recovered or are recovering; at least two were hospitalized."

 roadQueens Prep school epicenter of flu in NYC.

 roadSwine flu to be called "Mexican flu" in Israel? World Animal Health Organization: Shouldn't be called "swine flu": "The flu virus spreading around the world should not be called "swine flu" as it also contains avian and human components and no pig was found ill with the disease so far, the World Animal Health body said on Monday. A more logical name for it would be 'North-American influenza', a name based on its geographic origin just like the Spanish influenza, another human flu pandemic with animal origin that killed more than 50 million people in 1918-1919."

Obama on swine flu ("This is obviously a cause for concern and requires a heightened state of alert. But it is not a cause for alarm."), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Oh not you too. Please stop the fear mongering. Why don't you put up little yellow arrows for all the people who died in the last day from cancer and little red arrows for all the victims who succumbed to AIDS and little blue arrows for all the people that are murdered for being gay and little green arrows for... It's a flu that if not treated can lead to death. In Mexico City where 20 million people live about 1100 people had it and 100 people died because they never went to a doctor or a hospital. Please just stop. If its so bad than why do we keep on letting in planes and cars from Mexico. Let's shut the boarders. Don't let anyone in or out. Did Obama get checked? He was just there.

    Posted by: AS13 | Apr 27, 2009 10:24:09 AM


  2. @AS13

    Shut the fuck up!!!

    The public needs to know about this stuff,the best thing right now is to get as much info about this as possible.I swear some of the queens on this blog are some of the most repulsive shitbags Ive have ever virtually dealt with.

    Try picking up a science book every once and a while instead of waxing your carrot to porn.huh!

    Posted by: Sean | Apr 27, 2009 10:38:32 AM


  3. You're right, AS13. We should completely ignore a new type of influenza virus because only a few poor Mexicans have died from it. I'm sure it will go away on its own.

    Posted by: crispy | Apr 27, 2009 10:40:48 AM


  4. AS13

    - mexico started experiencing people becoming sick many weeks ago while outside of mexico it has only been a few days to 1 week. TIME FRAME is most likely more the cause for the disparity between deaths in mexcio vs outside of mexico.


    - this flu strain concerns health workers


    -------this outbreak is way way way past the end of flu season = big sign of pandemic potential compared to past pandemics 1967 = around 6 mill dead, 1957 around 3 mill dead, spanish flu 1918 30 mill to 60 mill dead 5%- 8% of world population

    ------------ flu's generaly kill infants and elderly who become infected while the sweet spot 20-40 yr olds who get sick recover 1-2 weeks after infection BUT!!!! this strain has killed 20-40 yr olds = sign of pandemic potential like the 3 above mentioned. Spanish flu 1918 that killed 5%-8% of world population took 20-40 yr olds

    Again. the time factor is most likely to blame for mexican deaths as vs non deaths in other countries so far. mexico infections started weeks ago while US etc 1 week at most to only a few days ago

    ---- so far 2 of the 4 anti0-virals do not work. 2 do appear to work so far but due to the massive evolution potential of viruses due to extremly fast turn over of generations (reproduce die off reproduce die off reproduce =- evolve within days as compared to humans hundreds of thousands of yrs) The danger is in evolution of the current strain and or misuse of the 2 antivirals providing oppurtunity for strains to develope that are themselves immune to the 2 anti-virals that currently appear to work (study up on the evolution of superbugs via misuse of antivirals and antibacterials)

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    The pandemics of yesteryear lacked the sanitation practices and medical know how that we posses today but with our hugely larger population density and speed of travel the exposure chances increase possibly washing out our superior sanitation and medical know how.

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    The best messures the average person can take are

    - WASH YOUR HANDS! constantly or at least carry around a bottle of at least 60% proof alcohol hand sanitizer for quick hand
    cleaning

    - avoid exposure. If you are in an area designated with infection then if you see excessive sweating of a person with deep chest coughing quickly turn around and head in the opposite direction (problem being 1 sneeze from 1 person can infect 100+ people in rush hour mass transit situations)


    No need for alarm but need for concern and awareness.

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    108 dfeaths in mexico with 1,500+ sick

    5 states in US with confirmed cases CA, TX, KS, OH, NY

    Canada, Israel, New Zealand, France, Spain all confirmed cases now.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 11:06:48 AM


  5. PS

    repubs cut flu pandemic financing for CDC and states from Obama's current budget plans

    Be sure and thank your repub politcians 2010 congressional elections

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 11:08:10 AM


  6. Hahaha

    Posted by: AS13 | Apr 27, 2009 11:08:31 AM


  7. Sean
    Is that what you do, "wax your carrot to porn". That's so funny. You crack me up. Ahhh wax you...LOL

    Posted by: AS13 | Apr 27, 2009 11:10:58 AM


  8. post post script

    of concern for OUR community in that our brothers who are HIV+ having already stressed immune systems could find it much harder for their bodies to fight off this infection. My biggest concern for friends. HIV+ brothers in any of the current 5 state areas with confirmed infections should doubly make sure they constantly wash their hands, limit shaking hands, carry a bottle of minimum 60% alcohol hand sanitizer , and limit exposre potential by only going out to public places when necessary for the next week or 2 and pay atention to the news

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 11:14:36 AM


  9. Does anyone have insight on how location specific economic investments might result from the swine flu?
    Here are some maps of the swine flu:
    http://phloem.org/swineflu/
    http://www.healthmap.org/en

    Posted by: Jerry | Apr 27, 2009 11:37:47 AM


  10. Jerry

    There was an article in Huffpo yesterday discussing economics of the swine flu (I can't find the link)

    summed up

    - either nothing to worry about

    - 1957 and 1967 pandemic model = up to lets say 6 mill dead world wide = no impact

    - spanish flu numbers at 30-60 mill or even worse at % of pop 5-8%= avg 6.5% current world pop 6.7 bill + = 435,500,000 would have a huge impact economicaly with madatory gov take overs of all necessary infrastructure like utilities, food distrubition, medical, and possibly banks. shutting down everything else world wide. Huge fluctuations in stock market but only something a profesional should try to buy sell in

    minimum preparedness

    - have cash on hand in case of atm and bank temp closures , unability to cash pay checks, etc Cash + tradables for barter system till fed gov gets everything flowing properly again and beware of black market meds because many would be fake

    - stock up on supplies of bottled water, batteries, medicine, non necessary to cook food products that do not perish easily a few weeks worth to 1 month.

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    This whole flu thing intrests me particularly due to the family stories of my great grandmother surviving the spanish flu pandemic of 1918. She became very sick and lost all of her curly hair and when better it grew back straight forever after due to how hard the flu had trashed her body.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 11:56:15 AM


  11. another PS

    for any chicken littles

    The active ingredient in Tamiflu = 1 of 2 antivirals that so far appear to work against this flu strain = main ingredient derived straight from Star Anise. Most health food stores have Star Anise in bulk.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 12:05:34 PM


  12. Could they stop calling it the Swine Flu, it is an H1N1 of the type influenza A, which is common among humans, not pigs. Although a swine flu does exist, this a new human influenza flu virus. Unlike the bird flu, which does exist among birds and can infect humans, scientist do not know if this new virus cam make swines sick. But it makes for great scary graphics on CNN all day...

    Posted by: Paul | Apr 27, 2009 4:13:00 PM


  13. In looking at AS13's post, I wonder how many other people have such distrust of the government after 8 years of "you can build a rainbow terror alams", "duct tape yourself in" and "hell of a job, brownie" to ignore the science-based information being produced by this administration.

    That legacy of distrust may do more long-term harm to this country than anything else. Here is a great piece that I saw today on the insidious effect of distrust:
    http://canonical.org/~kragen/costs-lives.html

    Posted by: Ed | Apr 27, 2009 4:56:36 PM


  14. I don't distrust anyone Ed. I just think a handful of people in the U.S. have a bad case of the flu and most of them have already gone through the complete effects just fine. No one has died. Maybe a couple will, but over 36,000 people die each year from the flu in the U.S. alone. People with compromised immune systems and elderly people will probably be the most at risk but they are every year from the flu.

    Posted by: AS13 | Apr 27, 2009 7:18:38 PM


  15. Both in disregard for the victims (they're poor Mexicans without access to American style healthcare) and the resort to fuzzy "scientistic" dietary cures (star anise is used to make Tamiflu, so go buy star anise & ingest it) there is so much about the comments on this post that echoes the early days I witnessed of the HIV (formerly named "Gay Cancer") Epidemic, of which I am one of only a handful of folks in my widest social & professional circles to survive. Please, fellow gay folks, don't allow this history lesson to ever be repeated. Heed the common sense advice of those tasked with combatting the ever changing viral threats to Humankind, please.

    Posted by: RomanFingers | Apr 27, 2009 10:06:21 PM


  16. Romanfingers

    Did I say such? No

    tamiflu, which by the way is now not available at most pharmacies in NYC, = main ingredient is a synthetic of a compound found in star anise. Just as aspirin's main ingredient is now a synthetic of sacilic acid which was derived from willow bark for thousand of years pre synthetic. One wonders about your grasp of science when you obviously ignored my simple english "FOR THE CHICKEN LITTLES"

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 10:50:22 PM


  17. PS along with the no more tamiflu in pharmacies in NY, there are now 45 confirmed cases in NY with 106 possible

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 27, 2009 10:51:26 PM


  18. Uh, Jimmy Boyd, just two words for your Narcissistic self in this discussion of a threat to the public health: "Fuck you!" Chicken Littles indeed, you self-serving fuck. Allow me to reiterate with further embellishment: "Fuck you, you fucking fuck!" Get the fucking point, you humanitarian you?

    Posted by: RomanFingers | Apr 27, 2009 11:09:09 PM


  19. romanfingers

    on the one hand you play it all down and then you try to seem all concerned

    Which are you Roman? Most likely a crack head

    peace be with you

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 28, 2009 1:20:04 PM


  20. My, jimmyboyo, You are quite the diagnostician, aren't you? Just how do You achieve such heights of insight? Oh, that's right. God is indeed such a powerful Know-It-All, especially about addictions, that He (She?) can bandy about such accusations, especially when some uppity speck of God's dust voices an opinion that deviates from God's endless edicts. While it continues to amaze me that You can connect to the internet from way out there in the center of the universe, my only response to Your comment (with my back up against this schoolyard wall) is to say: "You're mother is so ugly..."

    And then again, when You say that comparing Swine Flu comments to those of the early days of the HIV Epidemic is how I "play it all down," oh Omnivorous One, well what more can I say than:"You win! Please resume Your pontificating about Chicken Littles and other mere mortals as we, Your inferiors, as You return to spinning the planets in their orbits. God bless!"


    Posted by: RomanFingers | Apr 28, 2009 8:49:31 PM


  21. That map goes hours and hours without being updated try http://tinyurl.com/swinemap09

    Posted by: rick | Apr 28, 2009 10:40:41 PM


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