This being said… I would like to point out that one reason they did this was because of the death of the toddler in Texas, saying deaths have now occurred in two countries… however… the toddler, from what I have just read, was already living in Mexico and traveled here to visit relatives in Texas. He later died in a Houston hospital. That is not the same as someone who is living here and just suddenly acquires it… he was already living in Mexico where the outbreak was hardest hit.
Yes, the whole situation is scary enough, but this makes it sound even scarier, the way it is being reported. So far in all the other cases/countries, it is behaving like a “normal” flu pretty much, and the symptoms have been mild. I don’t know why it hit Mexico so hard, unless it is because, bless their hearts, of the sanitation problems there. I have read of this problem in the country and that it severely weakens people’s immunities… many there die from other diseases quite a bit, such as TB, and even leprosy occurs in some areas there. They may have been poorly prepared for sickness even before this hard-hitting virus came along. And when it did, it hit them incredibly hard. This is just my opinion.
It also occurs to me… some are saying they are expecting a second wave. If so many have been exposed to it, in a non-lethal way, have gotten sick only mildly with it… then doesn’t that mean that if a second wave comes along… their bodies would have some natural immunity to it built up?
Below is the headline about the WHO, and remember to click here http://www.idemc.org/read/index.php?pageid=news_index for the very latest updates on the swine flu spread.
UPDATE*** WHO have just changed the name of the virus to Influenza A (H1N1) – post follows
WHO boosts pandemic alert level to 5
2009.04.30 03:38:49 Global
The World Health Organization on Wednesday raised its global pandemic alert level to five — its second highest level — meaning a pandemic is imminent and countries must finalize preparations to deal with the outbreak of swine flu.
WHO changes flu virus strain name from swine flu
2009.04.30 19:12:48 Worldwide
The World Health Organisation (WHO), bowing to pressure from meat industry producers and concerned governments, said on Thursday it would refer to a deadly new virus strain as influenza A (H1N1) not swine flu. “From today, WHO will refer to the new influenza virus as ‘influenza A (H1N1)’,” it said in a brief announcement posted on its www.who.int/en/ website.