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H1N1 Swine Flu. Is this a Genuine Flu or a Hoax.

  1. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Many are now in danger of the pandemic scare brought by this newest and harmful thread of flu. Come to think of it many will profit by this especially those drug makers. What do you think guys about this matter.

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
      GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  2. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    What sort of hoax could it be? Not sure what you mean. People are dying from it (15 or so here in the UK, so far)

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Umm, one would expect slightly different levels from pandemic I think. More in the order of thousands - not that I want it to get there, just does not qualify yet IMO smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Take a look at Australia folks, it is full bore in my state of Victoria.

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
        GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah it is nyahahaha its wide barren outback there I guess. smile

      2. profile image46
        Frenchmaidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well this is freak me out... here in Canada there is not enough of tamiflu for all the canadian... so they said that they will have to wait a while to see what happen if the hospital and doc office get congested...

        hOW ABOUT THE VACCINE....ARE YOU GOING TO GET IT?

  4. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    according to the CDC there have been about 37,000 cases in the us and 211 deaths in the US. I believe it. Here's the details. I live in an area where there have been a alot of cases. So maybe that's why I believe it.

    http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm

    Misha, I did think a pandemic would feel alot worse too, so I under stand your point

  5. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    A pandemic isn't about the number of deaths, though, that's not how it's defined.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Had to look it up LOL. Well, then I don't at all understand what's the fuss is all about, as defined, common cold is pandemic too, as well as say psoriasis or herpes or hundreds if not thousands of other diseases... One more one less does not really make any difference. smile

  6. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    What i mean about hoax is that, is this thread of flu is man made that was leaked out in the laboratory so that pharmaceuticals could earn from it. there's suspicion that this was intentionally done unlike other thread of flu which mutated without intervention of man.

  7. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Oh I get your conspiracy concern.

    Where I live in the US we have a terrible problem with something called Lyme Disease, which is rumored to have leaked from a secret Govt Lab called either Lab 247 or Lab 274 (something like that).

    So I think it does happen. Whether in this case or not. I don't know.

  8. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Yeah maybe it could be, in the initial news these strain of flu comes actually from laboratory, same like producing computer virus so that IT companies will profit from it.

    I suspect something is fishy going on here, whoa, greed is always the root of evil, i hope im correct though.

  9. soni2006 profile image79
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    HiN1 Influenza Swine flu is not a hoax. It is a deadly communicable exposure. There are many cases of people having this flu reported worldwide and many deaths too. A five day course of Tamiflu is given to patients or health care workers who have been in contact with patients who initially come up with some symptoms like cough and runny nose and then it turns out be a this deadly flu.

    Health care professionals should take proper precautions such as wearing a mask, etc. to prevent exposure.

  10. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 8 years ago

    Serious flu pandemics start slow with low mortality at first and then build into absolute nightmares of millions dead. It's certainly not a hoax but we might be lucky on the seriousness front.

  11. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Smart Investors should have scrip in Rosche anyway smile

    But there is a problem with this bug.  We have currently 1500 cases in NZ and as at today a total of 7 Deaths; although all have come as a result of other complications.

    I suggest that you should only buy bacon & ham wearing a face mask! big_smile

  12. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Philippines is widely hit too, man we rank fifth now worldwide in terms of number of cases, but then again, the flu thread is rather weak here. Thank you all for posting, your partly right Misha. But this seems alarming now, in southern part of our country 300 cases was been reported in just one province, its ability to spread is very fast. Some of my students now wears a face mask to avoid the risks of getting infected.

  13. profile image0
    Hack Retisposted 8 years ago

    I think it's a good way to make money.

    One major flu vaccine maker for all of the US, and who needs the money?

    Oh right, the US. wink

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
      GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing hack...

      Yeah it is i guess nyahahaha.

  14. profile image0
    Hack Retisposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, but that's just my lame theory.

    I'm probably wrong, but who knows.

    Maybe the Scottish Mafia;)

  15. profile image48
    untiedshoelaceposted 8 years ago

    I really don't know what to think of it. We will see what happens when families come home from summer vacations and go back to school and work. CHECK OUT MY HUB ON THE SWINE FLU AND SHOW SOME LOVE IN THE POLLS AND COMMENT. =]

  16. SparklingJewel profile image76
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    check out the scary videos i posted about the H1N1, they are in this health forum

  17. Susana S profile image96
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    I've got the swine flu so I'd say it's genuine! Wrote a hub about how crap it is. I'm on day 5 today and I'm just starting to feel better - never thought I'd say it but hooray for Tamiflu! It's definitely helped me.

  18. Trow profile image59
    Trowposted 8 years ago

    <last warning!>

    I've posted a video about a "Conspiration Theory" about the Influenza

  19. rsmallory profile image80
    rsmalloryposted 8 years ago

    According to some emails released regarding the press secretary's response to the uproar Obama's Air Force One Fly By/Photo Op caused in New York a few months ago the news coverage of the swine flu came at an opportune time to shift focus off of the administration's disregard for cost and effect of the low flying plane in downtown Manhattan.

    Regardless, I know it's real. I have friends who have lost loved ones.

  20. GeneralHowitzer profile image75
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing guys...

    and good thing your getting well susana s.

 
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