Tag Archives: Swine Flu

Rush Limbaugh: “Screw You, Ms. Sebelius!”

Saturday, October 10, 2009 As the CDC reports widespread outbreaks of the H1N1 swine flu in 37 states and 76 children dying of disease including 16 deaths this past week alone, there’s one rightwing bloviator who is having none of … Continue reading

Posted in Media Whores, News, Radical Rightwingers, Rush Limbaugh, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

WHO Declares Phase 6 Swine Flu Pandemic

Thursday, June 11, 2009 The World Health Organization today declared a Phase 6 swine flu pandemic, the first global flu epidemic in 41 years, as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a statement … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

CDC: 100,000 in U.S. Likely Infected with H1N1 Swine Flu

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 The new H1N1 swine flu circulating around most of the United States is putting a worrying number of young adults and children into the hospital and hitting schools particularly hard, U.S. health officials said on Monday. … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Swine Flu Spreads to NY’s Riker Island Prison

Sunday, May 17, 2009 The H1N1 swine flu virus continued spreading in New York City, while the disease also reached further into Asia among travelers returning from the United States. The CDC says more than 4,700 confirmed and probable cases … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Tamiflu Developer: Swine Flu May’ve Come from Bio-Experiment Lab

Thursday, May 14, 2009 An Australian researcher claims theH1N1 swine flu which has killed at least 64 people and spread to at least 30 countries, might not be a viral mutation that occurred naturally but a man-made product of genetic … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

H1N1 Swine Flu Update

Sunday, May 10, 2009 Here is the latest news on the H1N1 swine flu from the World Health Organization (WHO) as of May 10, 2009. As you can see from the map, cases of H1N1 swine flu are continuing to … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

First Human-to-Pig Swine Flu Transmission Reported in Canada

Sunday, May 3, 2009 Upsetting the epidemiological apple cart comes this story from our neighbors in the Canadian province of Alberta. Pigs on a Canadian farm have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus apparently by a farm worker … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu, U.S. | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Number of Confirmed Swine Flu Cases Double to 615

Saturday, May 2, 2009 Confirmed cases of swine flu jumped by more than 65 percent Saturday with the World Health Organization reporting 615 people in 15 countries. The organization had reported 367 cases on Friday. The jump in cases was … Continue reading

Posted in China, Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Two University of Chicago Employees Have “Probable” Swine Flu

Friday, May 1, 2009 Ignored by the mainstream media is the press release that two University of Chicago employee are among the forty-one probable swine flu cases reported by the Illinois State Department of Health. The release says the employees, … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Confirmed Swine Flu Cases Triples to 331

Friday, May 1, 2009 The mainstream media is reporting an updated number of confirmed swine flu cases this morning. According to the World Health Organization, 331 people now have H1N1 swine flu — a jump of 30%. The virus, commonly … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, Mexico, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Swine Flu Reaches the White House

Thursday, April 30, 2009 A member of the U.S. delegation that accompanied President Obama on his recent trip to Mexico has fallen ill with H1N1 Swine Flu. Energy Secretary Steven Chu exhibited flu-like symptoms after returning from Mexico City. His … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, President Barack Obama, Public Health, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Vice President Biden: “Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic”

Thursday, April 30, 2009 Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. as the swine flu outbreak spread to 11 states and forced school closures amid confirmation of the … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Swine Flu, Vice President Biden | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Mainstream Media Misrepresenting the Actual Number of Swine Flu Cases

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The mainstream media is deliberately misrepresenting the actual number of H1N1 swine flu cases in the United States, stubbornly reporting 91 “official” cases. This number is wrong. It is not an accurate representation of the realĀ  … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, International News, News, Public Health, Public Safety, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , , | 40 Comments

World Health Organization Raises Threat Level to Phase 5

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the pandemic threat level to Phase 5 meaning the world is at imminent risk of a pandemic outbreak from the H1N1 swine flu. Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said: “I … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, Healthcare, International News, News, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

First Swine Flu Death in U.S. Reported

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a child in Texas is the first U.S. death from the swine flu. Cases of swine flu have risen to at least 112 and health officials think they … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, News, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Democratic Rep. Eric Massa Wants Border Closed Over Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 In comments sure to spark controversy, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) said the border with Mexico should be closed until the swine flu threat is resolved. In a statement Massa said: “The public needs to be aware … Continue reading

Posted in California, Epidemics, Healthcare, International News, Mexico, News, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

California Declares State of Emergency to Combat Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Gov. Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in California today to help clear the way for swifter action against the swine flu virus. Schwarzenegger ordered state agencies to work together in their responses, allowed some departments … Continue reading

Posted in California, Epidemics, Healthcare, News, Swine Flu | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

U.S. Worst Case Scenario Pandemic Plan

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 What happens if the swine flu outbreak becomes the dreaded worst case scenario? According to planning reports reviewed by the Associated Press and interviews with planners, government leaders and major employers have spent four years planning … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, Healthcare, International News, News, Swine Flu, U.S. Economy | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments