I am feeling rather uncomfortable about the latest media frenzy and feel compelled to share another side of the Swine Flu story. This was forwarded to me by Pam Blowers of Viola Organics NZ who is very knowledgeable and thorough in her research before she passes on information. Make of this what you will, but knowledge is power. I’m off to buy some bacon…

Here we go again. Another media beat up. Make a huge story out of… what?

An influenza virus which has caused thousands of cases, which in that horribly polluted smoggy lung-coughing place called Mexico City, has caused serious pneumonia in some of them, which has killed less than 150 of them.  

Some thousands of cases you say? Maybe. Cruising all the medical reports, it’s pretty obvious that there are far more cases than we’re being told. More importantly, why call this the “Swine flu pandemic“?  

Where did the media get that idea from?  Maybe some medic whose repeatedly cried wolf, and really needs to justify their job?  They made a cash cow out of the non-existent bird flu, so why not bolster Wall street yet again. What a sound-bite to get the adrenalin running… “Swine Flu epidemic here to kill us all” 

It’s time the media got real, and started doing some real journalism; real reading; and asking some real questions like: who called this particular strain a swine flu virus? Why has there been absolutely NO contact with pigs in even ONE case, anywhere in the world?

Unlike the media, a professional medical organisation called ProMed has questioned the name “swine flu”. They say it’s a human flu, but just what sort of human flu? Where did it come from? This is what ProMed has to say:

“It appears as if no exposure to swine has occurred among people who have come down with the current novel H1N1 virus. The virus has elements of human, swine, and avian viruses normally found in Europe or Asia. It is this genetic analysis of the virus which has really developed the level of concern for this outbreak. If there wasn’t a match with the US virus the fact that it is being transmitted out of season and in young, healthy adults might have even been overlooked. So, in summary, the reason that we are calling this virus swine flu is the history and evolution of the virus.

It also rests on the fact that some of the genetic analysis indicates that elements from viruses that have traditionally been found in swine populations are incorporated. However since we know nothing of how this particular virus has gotten into the human population but there apparently is no history of swine exposure, it probably makes more sense epidemiologically to refer to this simply as an H1N1 influenza virus.

So let me clearly state what I believe.  This virus cannot possibly be a natural virus, developed in pigs in Mexico.   Anyone who says this is a natural mutant, has gone some really tough questions to answer to justify such a statement.

Written by Hilary Butler, Beyond Conformity NZ. Read further here.

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