Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu, McDonalds and Huntington.

Photo of La Gloria, Mexico, from:

Here are some pieces of the jigsaw.

1. Swine Flu and McDonalds

Maybe the swine flu is an accident, associated with factory farming and globalisation.

Maybe the swine flu started at a large pig producing facility in La Gloria in Mexico.

However, only ONE case of swine flu has been confirmed as having come from La Gloria.

Local and federal health officials are downplaying suggestions that the epidemic started in La Gloria.

(Swine Flu Baffles Experts And Raises More Questions Than Answers)

The local and federal health officials insist that the other cases of sickness from La Gloria were of a completely different and common strain of flu, H2N3.

Governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera has told the media there was not a single indicator that the epidemic started in La Gloria.

Miguel Angel Lezana, the director of the National Centre for Disease Control, said that genetic information in the H1N1 virus show it is more similar to types of flu that affect pigs in Central and East Asia. (Swine flu: Mexico claims it started in Asia)

Disinformation by the media?

By 29 April 2009, the world's media were interviewing the mother of 4-year-old Edgar Hernandez who reportedly got swine flu on 2nd April 2009.

(‘I had a headache and fever' says boy who survived - Times Online / 'I feel great,' says five-year-old Mexican boy living near 'ground ... )

Edgar comes from La Gloria in Veracruz in Mexico, where there is the giant US-owned Smithfield Foods pig production facility.

Edgar is quoted as saying: 'I feel great. But I had a headache and a sore throat and a fever for a while. I had to lay down in bed.'

Reportedly, it was confirmed, on 27April 27 2009, that Edgar was the first known sufferer of swine flu.

Mexico's Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova told reporters a sample taken from 4-year-old Edgar in Mexico's Veracruz state in early April tested positive for swine flu.

Smithfield spokeswoman Keira Ullrich said the company has found no clinical signs or symptoms of the presence of swine influenza in its swine herd or its employees working at its joint ventures anywhere in Mexico.

The company supplies the McDonald’s and Subway fast-food chains.

Mexican Agriculture Department officials said that its inspectors found no sign of swine flu among pigs around the farm in Veracruz, and that no infected pigs have been found yet anywhere in Mexico.

"However, Ochoa, the farm manager, said no one from the government has inspected his farm for swine flu." ('I feel great,' says five-year-old Mexican boy living near 'ground ...)

Smithfields was fined $12.3 million in the United States in 1997 for violating the Clean Water Act.

Mexico City.

The Swine Flu story sounds like a psy-op:

2. Millions die in Mexico each year from diseases such as TB, typhoid and malaria.

But we don't hear much about that.

Due to high levels of poverty in Mexico, there is a tendency for outbreaks of flu to kill large numbers of people.

"During a typical year in the United States, 30,000 to 50,000 persons die as a result of influenza viral infection." - Flu Pandemic Morbidity / Mortality

3. In the USA and Canada, flu symptoms have been described as mild.

Professor Wendy Barclay, chair in influenza virology at Imperial College London says initial indications suggest there is nothing about the genetic make-up of the new virus which is a cause for particular concern. (What scientists know about swine flu )

"Several students experienced flu symptoms after they returned but they were so mild that they didn't raise any concerns." (Swine flu hits Canada)

This swine flu's a "relative lightweight" (Swine flu's a relative lightweight.)

The first reports of swine infections in Mexico came in mid-March.

The current swine flu strain still has fewer than 1,000 reported cases.

Vivienne Allan of the World Health Organisation said the body had confirmed that worldwide there have been just seven deaths from swine flu - all in Mexico.

(Only 7 swine flu deaths, not 152, says WHO / The Truth Seeker - Only 7 swine flu deaths, not 152, says WHO )

Remember: "During a typical year in the United States, 30,000 to 50,000 persons die as a result of influenza viral infection." - Flu Pandemic Morbidity / Mortality

So, why is publicity for the flu coming now?

4. The Flu Kills The Torture Memos

And reports of the Lockerbie Bomb case appeal (Lockerbie bomber launches second appeal).

5. And, certain fascist swine are hoping to make lots of money from selling vaccines.

Venture capital firm set to reap rewards on swine flu .

Firms Look to Prevent Swine Flu Pandemic, Turn a Profit - ABC News

Swine Flu: Who Profits? Clipmarks

"On March 20, 2009, this researcher outlined a peculiar PANDEMIC VACCINE TRAINING exercise in Texas scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 2, 2009." (

"There was a Swine Flu outbreak in 1976. President Gerald Ford asked that all Americans be innoculated.

"As it turned out, the disease only killed one person but the vaccine harmed hundreds and may have killed some." (This article addresses that question.)

Video from Leonard Horowitz. Leonard Horowitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

6. And maybe the latest swine flu is meant to target certain groups?

Germ warfare `could target ethnic groups' acording to an article in The Independent

"Viruses ... tailored to detect the differences in the DNA of races could offer warmakers ... a new means to carry out 'ethnic cleansing'," said a panel convened by the British Medical Association (BMA).

7. Why Mexico?


Samuel P Huntington saw a new threat to the United States: Mexicans.

"In The Hispanic Challenge, Huntington claims that 'the single most serious challenge to America’s traditional identity comes from the immense and continuing immigration from Latin America, especially from Mexico.'" - The Huntington Challenge: Why The Hispanic Challenge should be ...

Huntington and Hispanic immigration: "The extent and nature of this immigration differ fundamentally from those of previous immigration, and the assimilation successes of the past are unlikely to be duplicated with the contemporary flood of immigrants from Latin America.

"This reality poses a fundamental question: Will the United States remain a country with a single national language and a core Anglo-Protestant culture?" - Civilizations (print)

Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927–December 24, 2008) was an American political scientist who gained prominence through his Clash of Civilizations (1993, 1996) thesis of a post-Cold War new world order.

And, Mexico and the USA have not been getting along too well.

There is a trade dispute.

Mexico raised tariffs on scores of U.S. imports - retaliation for Washington's decision to stop funding a program that allowed some Mexican trucks on U.S. highways under a free-trade agreement.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and other top officials "let fly unusually sharp remarks about drug consumption and possible official corruption north of the border."

(Mexico's Drug War: U.S.-Mexico relationship hits some bumps.)

Sir Roy Anderson

8. But should we be worried about Swine Flu?

In the UK, the 'spooky' Sir Roy Anderson, a British 'expert' on epidemiology, has told the BBC that Swine Flu is a real problem.

Anderson left the University of Oxford after a unanimous vote of no confidence in him by the Department of Zoology.[2]

This also prompted his resignation in May 2000, from the Wellcome Trust where he had been a Trustee (then a Governor) for nearly 10 years.[3]

Roy Anderson was one of the most prominent scientists who advised the UK Government on the handling of the Foot and Mouth control policy in 2001, a policy that culminated in the destruction of around six million UK cattle.

He was Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Ministry of Defence from October 2004 to September 2007.



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1 comment:

McGonagall said...

This is a keeper. Well done Aangirfan.

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