U.S. Braces For Swine Flu Surge

U.S. Braces For Swine Flu Surge

There are 6 comments on the ABC News story from Jul 23, 2009, titled U.S. Braces For Swine Flu Surge. In it, ABC News reports that:

Public health officials today are considering how to best vaccinate people for swine flu as part of the government's plans to prepare for August's clinical trials for potential vaccines .

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“we attempt to Clean Up Stories”

Since: Jun 09

Concord, Canada

#1 Jul 23, 2009
Britain sets up flu phone line as swine flu cases double to 100,000

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jul. 23, 2009

Authorities estimate the number of swine flu cases in Britain has doubled in the last week to about 100,000.

http://www.thestar.com/healthzone/newsfeature...

scout

Since: Feb 07

Foster City, CA

#2 Jul 23, 2009
So?

More people have teeth problems than the flu.

I wish we would stop working the Orwellian fear mongering stuff with the UK.
Jones

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#3 Jul 23, 2009
The Swine Flu casualties are less than 0.1% of the regular Flu.
Yet it was chosen by Obama as worldwide ‘pandemic’ to become the cornerstone of the Obama's revolution and new world order under the dictator Obama and his rule over the world and the Islamic world with cooperation with the UN.
Obama wants to use vaccine against the Swine Flu. However, the vaccine must be tested first on the African Islamic Barack Obama and on the butts of the liberal Marxists Congressmen including the corrupt Pelosi and Barney Frank and the White House administration including the fear monger Rohm Emanuel and Dr. Ezekias Emanuel who push the pandemic scare tactics as political stunt. No American should become victim of the fraudulent Obama's pandemic conspiracy vaccine that he use as part of his efforts to push failed socialistic healthcare plan aiming at destroying the private healthcare in America and driving our of business Doctors, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals.

“we attempt to Clean Up Stories”

Since: Jun 09

Concord, Canada

#4 Jul 23, 2009
Why Doesn't Canada Bother to Correct Erroneous TV Ads Going on in USA World

Shona has it wrong: Former health minister

Former federal health minister Ujjal Dosanjh has already been on CNN trying to correct misinformation about Canadian medicare.

He's appalled by misrepresentations of the Canadian health care system now circulating in the United States, part of the lobbying battle over President Barack Obama's health insurance plan.

One of the TV ads, called Shona's Story, features a Hamilton woman deriding Canadian-style care.

And there is plenty of other material that portrays Canadian health care in an unfavourable light.

"These are absolute distortions of our system," says Dosanjh, Liberal MP for Vancouver South. "At the federal level, we need to stand up and say our system is basically sound, basically good."

But so far, no one in any Canadian ministry is acting, despite calls from many quarters to speak out.

NDP health critic Judy Wasylycia-Leis wrote to the health minister two weeks ago, stressing the need for Ottawa to correct "reprehensible and misleading representations" of Canadian medicare.

"I urge you to act quickly before these negative and fundamentally anti-Canadian messages gain a stronger foothold," she wrote to Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq on July 9.

Wasylycia-Leis said the federal government should be countering such a vast body of misinformation, especially since it could negatively affect Canada's tourism and investment as well.
A spokesperson for Aglukkaq did not answer questions about how Canada is addressing erroneous facts about the health system. Press secretary Josee Bellemare said only that "we recognize there is always room for improvement."

"That's why we're committed to working with the provinces and territories to ensure that our system provides high quality health care for all Canadians, regardless of their ability to pay," Bellemare wrote in an e-mail response.

Local - You have the wrong S. Holmes

Couple getting abusive calls meant for Canadian health critic July 23, 2009 Carmela Fragomeni The Hamilton Spectator I am NOT Shona Holmes.

http://www.topix.com/world/north-america/2009...
Free Thinker

Eden Prairie, MN

#6 Jul 23, 2009
Be sure to wash your hands before those important moments like eating.

The byword is "hygiene," not Hi, Gene." :)

“we attempt to Clean Up Stories”

Since: Jun 09

Concord, Canada

#7 Jul 23, 2009
Swine Flu May Cause Seizures in Children

NY Times- The nation's top public health officials are alerting doctors that swine flu may cause seizures , after four children were hospitalized in Texas for neurological complications.
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