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To: scaram(o)uche who wrote (4174)11/11/2009 10:58:52 PM
From: scaram(o)uche
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So.... looking at that data and at the last chart here.....

cdc.gov

can anyone tell me how adults in the 50-64 age group have been defined as low risk?

Not saying the data doesn't exist, just wondering if Washington D.C. is trying to save on future Medicare costs the easy way.

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From: Think4Yourself11/20/2009 3:39:37 PM
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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cluster reported in NC

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By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer – 1 hr 5 mins ago

ATLANTA – Health officials say four people in North Carolina have tested positive for a type of swine flu that's resistant to the drug Tamiflu.

It's the first cluster of that many cases seen in the U.S.

Health officials said Friday the four cases were reported at Duke University Medical Center in Durham over the past six weeks.

Tamiflu is one of two medicines that help against swine flu. Health officials have been closely watching for signs that the virus is mutating, making the drugs ineffective.

About 52 resistant cases have been reported in the world since April, including 15 in the U.S. so far. Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say almost all the U.S. cases have been isolated.

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To: Think4Yourself who wrote (4176)11/20/2009 10:07:56 PM
From: tom pope
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There's also this, from the BBC

By Fergus Walsh
Health correspondent, BBC News

Health officials say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu has spread between hospital patients.

Five patients on a unit treating people with severe underlying health conditions at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, were infected.

Three appear to have acquired the infection in hospital.

They are thought to be the first confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission of a Tamiflu-resistant strain in the world.

There have been several dozen reports around the world of people developing resistance to Tamiflu while taking the drug - but they have not passed on the strain to others.

Just one possible cases of person-to-person transmission of a resistant strain has been recorded - between two people at a US summer camp - and this has never been confirmed.

Two of the University Hospital Wales patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital, one is in critical care and two are being treated on the ward.

The health officials stressed there was no risk to anyone else.

They said tests were being carried out to confirm exactly what happened.

The UK has bought enough doses of Tamiflu, which can shorten the duration of swine flu and reduce the risk of complications, for half the population.

Serious concern

So any spread of a Tamiflu-resistant strain of the illness is a serious public health concern.<snip>

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To: tom pope who wrote (4177)11/20/2009 10:42:19 PM
From: John Metcalf
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Henry Niman has a longer piece on two Tamiflu-resistant clusters recombinomics.com

Dr. Niman has also been writing about a binding domain receptor change which was found in four Ukrainian fatalities, and also in Norway, Brazil, China, Australia, Siberia, and 1918/19 Spanish flu samples. recombinomics.com

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To: John Metcalf who wrote (4178)11/20/2009 11:27:44 PM
From: Think4Yourself
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Let's just hope they are able to identify and quarantine cases like this quickly. With the human ability to travel worldwide in a day the human race could be decimated in no time by a Tamiflu resistant strain.

Hopefully that strain would strongly favor politicians.

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To: Think4Yourself who wrote (4179)11/23/2009 4:14:51 AM
From: Maurice Winn
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Swine flu has been and gone in NZ. It's quite a nasty respiratory infection, but no big deal.

It hangs on and whacks away at lungs, but nearly everyone survives the inconvenience.

We need to keep our panic ready for a recombined H5N1 with a virulent human flu. With 70% mortality, H5N1 is a reason for serious panic if it gets going. Fortunately, it has been running out of vectors of transmission in the avian world and losing position in the human realm too. It has done its run by the look of it.

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From: Sr K1/19/2010 7:45:00 PM
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Wellesley school staff given insulin in flu-vaccine error
Some became ill; no students at risk

By John M. Guilfoil
Globe Staff / January 19, 2010

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From: caly11/19/2010 5:34:43 PM
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Bird Flu Pops Up Again in Hong Kong. Is a Pandemic on Its Way?

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From: caly12/10/2011 1:52:43 AM
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World vigilant after Dutch lab mutates killer virus

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To: caly who wrote (4183)12/13/2011 12:05:39 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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Oh, no worries then. They have a government code of conduct: <"The Dutch authorities confirmed that the virus itself is stored in a very secured way and that the necessary permits were given and that the researchers are bound by a code of conduct," Dalli said.> But is the virus bound by the code of conduct when the code of conduct is forgotten like the code of conduct for the Mann Made Warming "scientists"?


Islamic Jihad would love to get their hands on it. Seems as though a simple break in would do it. Then threaten the world with release if they don't surrender or pay $1 trillion and get rid of Israel. And open the borders to Europe and USA. It would be quite a useful doomsday device to hold as a threat.


Playing with fire.



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