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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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