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US declares public health emergency for swine flu

April 26th, 2009 . by TexasFred

US declares public health emergency for swine flu

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to prepare for approaching hurricanes.

Officials reported 20 U.S. cases of swine flu in five states so far, with the latest in Ohio and New York. Unlike in Mexico where the same strain appears to be killing dozens of people, cases in the United State have been mild – and U.S. health authorities can’t yet explain why.

“As we continue to look for cases, we are going to see a broader spectrum of disease,” predicted Dr. Richard Besser, acting chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re going to see more severe disease in this country.”

At a White House news conference, Besser and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sought to assure Americans that health officials are taking all appropriate steps to minimize the impact of the outbreak.

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US declares public health emergency for swine flu

We’re gonna DIE! We’re gonna DIE!! We’re ALL gonna DIE!!!

The fact of the matter is, yes, we really are ALL going to die, sooner or later. Perhaps this swine flu pandemic isn’t going to hit the USA as hard as it does Mexico. Maybe we are in better overall health, better fed, a higher level of nutrition and so forth.

GENEVA (AP) – Canada became the third country to confirm human cases of swine flu Sunday as global health officials considered whether to raise the global pandemic alert level.

Nations from New Zealand to France also reported suspected cases and some warned citizens against travel to North America while others planned quarantines, tightened rules on pork imports and tested airline passengers for fevers.

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Swine flu fears prompt quarantine plans, pork bans

If this actually started IN Mexico, how did it get boosted world wide that fast? Are there that many people traveling to Mexico? It seems that some Canadian public health officials think so.

I have seen a number of sites offering up conspiracy theories of sorts. I may be wrong but I don’t see a conspiracy. What I see is a 3rd world, fly and flea infested pimple on the ass of North America and a less than stellar government that does nothing to assure that their people receive top shelf medical care. Look at the standard of living of the average Mexican citizen, it is atrocious! Many live in squalor. It’s amazing that something like this hasn’t happened in the past.

What I DO believe this calls for is, BORDER SECURITY. Americans do NOT need to be going to Mexico, not at this particular time, and a travel ban would not be a bad idea at all.

Additionally, I can’t think of a better time, or reason, to fully secure OUR border as we stop ALL ILLEGAL border crossings into the USA as well as enforcing a ban of all LEGAL Mexicans traveling to this nation until the swine flu dangers pass.

Some of us have been pleading for better border security for a very long time, and now we have an even more urgent reason to demand that the U.S. government become involved in the manner they are intended to be involved, to provide for the common defense!

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16 Responses to “US declares public health emergency for swine flu”

  1. comment number 1 by: mrchuck

    On Channel 4 yesterday in Dallas, they said the swine flu was brought into Dallas Texas by an undocumented Mexican worker, who is now quarantined.

    So, the fucking illegals are now out to kill us another way.

    Hey, Janet Napolitano, CLOSE the Border Tight, shoot to kill.

    When is this country gonna get this Tex-Mex border secure???

  2. comment number 2 by: Kate

    I think Butt Orifice brought it back with him.

  3. comment number 3 by: BobF

    I was just watching this on the news. They showed the states that have confirmed cases of the Swine Flu and each one of them is known for high concentrations of Illegals. California, Kansas, NY, Ohio.

    I remember the big Swine Flu scare in the mid-70′s. Being in the military, we were all ordered to get a Swine Flu shot along with our regular annual flu shot. I remember watching my maintenance officer, a major, walking away and suddenly going stiff as a board, falling to the ground. Shot didn’t do a thing to me though. I always felt we were used as guinea pigs for the shot because the government dropped it soon after we got ours.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    When is this country gonna get this Tex-Mex border secure???

    You can bet your ass it won’t be under the reign of The Obamessiah, not unless one of his kids or his wife get this crap and become seriously ill, or dies…

  5. comment number 5 by: Texas Cowgirl

    Of course this should be the perfect “excuse” to close the borders. But it ain’t gonna happen.

    So, I’m just gonna savor my conspiracy theory for a little while. http://realtexascowgirl.blogspot.com/

    Besides that, I don’t need to worry about this particular virus, as I’m outside the age range. Bwa ha ha…..

    My son is at college, and mostly in classes with Pakistanis, so swine flu shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

  6. comment number 6 by: MissBeth

    Fred, while I don’t think of this as a conspiracy per se, it does strike me as one more way to undermine the strength of the US–keep the borders open for all the disease, undermine our military, reveal military secrets (you realize, of course, the interrogation memos at the very least breached attorney-client privilege), install completely ineffectual idiots into cabinet posts, undermine the economy–it all goes together. And Napolitano? Who in their right mind would ever appoint her as DHS head after the way she destroyed Arizona as governor? But then, stinky isn’t in his right mind, at least IMHO.

    It’s time–for those of us who are still sane–to stand up and say ENOUGH! Shut the damn borders–tighter than a gnat’s ass–and start recall elections. Just for starters.

  7. comment number 7 by: Longstreet

    Oh crap! Here we go again! I remember thus swine flu scare the first time around! I believe Jerry Ford was President. If memory serves, more Americans died from the swine flue shot than died from the swine flu! THAT’S why they stopped giving the shots!

    JDL

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    Makes me want a BLT or a ham steak… :-|

  9. comment number 9 by: Kate

    BLT? I’ll take one while yer at it! :P

  10. comment number 10 by: Col. Sanders

    Hey y’all, my wife makes some mean pork chops..

  11. comment number 11 by: Kate

    Darn. That sounds good too. Haven’t had a good southern type pork chop in ages. Come to think of it, not since my mom died. :?

  12. comment number 12 by: WashingtonArmory.com

    Fred,

    The reason the “swine Flu” was originally found in Mexico is beacuse of the pork (Unwillingly donated by the actual taxpayers of the current U.S.A.) contained in the Porkulus package which was our first step (of maybe Mexico’s fisrt step) Into the United Socialist States of AmeriBroke. And the “poor” mexicans who actually still live in Mexibroke are not used to so much Pork. Maybe??? I seem to be losing some weight in my wallet lately, Maybe I have Leach Flu!

    “Washington Armory”

  13. comment number 13 by: hardheadedtexan

    Great, a Wetback virus. We just can’t win.

  14. comment number 14 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Hey, you know, if this gets us BETTER BORDER SECURITY then I am ALL for that!!

    BZ

  15. comment number 15 by: Mattexian

    If any of my coworkers complained of not feeling well today, I asked them “You feeling feverish? Chills? Sudden craving for Mexican food?” I think I’ll go inoculate myself with more bacon.

    I find it interesting that the rest of the world has no problem with calling this, “Mexican Flu,” while the US media and gubmint insist on it being plain ol’ “swine flu.”

  16. comment number 16 by: BobF

    Here’s an articled from the 1976 Swine Flu shots ordered by Pres. Ford to be given to the military. Only one person in 76 died from the flu but 30 people died from the vaccination which had a very serious side effect.

    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/03/dayintech_0324