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willing dwarf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:35 PM
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Bloomberg says that Obama met with possible Swine Flu Victim
In Mexico, the day before the man died of an illness which Bloomberg says had symptoms similar to Swine Flu. Though I'm loathe to jump to conclusions, the pattern of this flu is weird --sort of a designed disease?
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At least 20 deaths in Mexico from the disease are confirmed, Health Minister Jose Cordova said yesterday. The strain is a variant of H1N1 swine influenza that has also sickened at least eight people in California and Texas. As many as 68 deaths may be attributed to the virus in Mexico, and about 1,000 people in the Mexico City area are showing symptoms of the illness, Cordoba said.

Obamas Visit:

The first case was seen in Mexico on April 13. The outbreak coincided with the President Barack Obamas trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at Mexicos anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didnt confirm if Solis had swine flu or not.

more on this at <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aEsNownABJ6Q&refer=home>
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:39 PM
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1. 1000 cases in a city of over 10 million, over a 2-week period.
How long does it take between being exposed and being symptomatic?
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willing dwarf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:46 PM
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4. Incubation Period uncertain, thought to be as little as 2 to 5 days
There's a lot of information over at Effect Measure <http://scienceblogs.com/effectmeasure/> They are public health epidemiologists, so they have good insight into the data as its reported.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:57 PM
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5. The comments on this blog...woah!
Doctor in Mexico City estimating deaths 10x higher than what's being reported.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:02 PM
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6. News reports 2-9 day incubation period.
Interesting time variable, 2 to 9 days.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:39 PM
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2. but don't post stuff like this it's a real downer, bud
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 09:42 PM by seemslikeadream
:sarcasm:


and I'm putting on my hat for this one :tinfoilhat:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:41 PM
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3. And that is a tragedy for the Anthropology bidness down there
highly respected

Now where did I leave my tinfoil? Goes to discussion with hubby this morning

Oh and you can bet Obama is getting constant monitoring and... perhaps antivirals
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:05 PM
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7. If he shook hands with the Solis guy on the 16th, this is the 25th..
couple of days outside of the incubation period that is being reported.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:19 PM
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8. and he is in the US and has access to tamiflu
:-)

I would not worry TOO MUCH
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:48 PM
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10. tamiflu? Are you sure? That was the antidote for avia flu - which was supposed to be
a big money maker for Rumsfeld - he owned part of it or an affiliated company with the tamiflu company - involves Europe owndership - Switzerland company? Really, tamiflu?
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:56 PM
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12. tamiflu and Rumsfeld - this is what CNN wrote in 2005.
"NEW YORK (Fortune) - The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to Tamiflu, the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in the world.

Rumsfeld served as Gilead (Research)'s chairman from 1997 until he joined the Bush administration in 2001, and he still holds a Gilead stake valued at between $5 million and $25 million, according to federal financial disclosures filed by Rumsfeld.

The forms don't reveal the exact number of shares Rumsfeld owns, but in the past six months fears of a pandemic and the ensuing scramble for Tamiflu have sent Gilead's stock from $35 to $47. That's made the Pentagon chief, already one of the wealthiest members of the Bush cabinet, at least $1 million richer.

Rumsfeld isn't the only political heavyweight benefiting from demand for Tamiflu, which is manufactured and marketed by Swiss pharma giant Roche. (Gilead receives a royalty from Roche equaling about 10% of sales.) Former Secretary of State George Shultz, who is on Gilead's board, has sold more than $7 million worth of Gilead since the beginning of 2005.

Another board member is the wife of former California Gov. Pete Wilson. "

http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/31/news/newsmakers/fortune_rumsfeld/


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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:00 PM
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13. This is how Conspiracy News reported it:
"US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former chairman of Gilead, the manufacturer of Tamiflu, will also make big profits, since he is a major shareholder.

Better yet, Bilderberger spokesman Etienne F. Davignon (Vice-Chairman, Suez-Tractebel)and Reagan-Bush Cabal insider former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, PhD (Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University) are also on the board of directors of Gilead. (http://www.gilead.com/wt/sec/bod)

Another Bilderberger regular is Lodewijk J.R. de Vink, who sits on the board of Hoffman-La Roche, Gilead's partner.
http://www.roche.com/home/company/com_gov/com_gov_dir/com_gov_dir_vink.htm

In other words, the "Bird Flu" scam will generate outrageous profits for globalist-insiders like Shultz, Rumsfeld, Davignon, and de Vink.

And where did Tamiflu come from?"

http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=82&contentid=2892&page=2


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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:42 PM
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9. Weird
I wonder what the odds are of a President of the US being one of the first people on Earth exposed to a new virus? Gotta be pretty damned unlikely.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:51 PM
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11. The timing is unvelievable. The bigots are going to get super excited.
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