Saturday, 2 May 2009

The lies about Swine Flu

1) It is mild. Proven to be wrong by the 13th confirmed British
It is only mild after being treated with Tamilflu or Relenza.

2) You can test for Swine Flu.
This third victim thought that he got it from his colleague who was
actually tested negative. She is being retested but the damage had
been done. Just imagine how many such cases could have occurred.

3) Swine Flu is not contagious.
This victim confirmed that he was only in the room of that collleague
for a few minutes but was enough for him to catch it.

4) Swine Flu can be controlled.
Despite suffering from flu since Monday, with clear symptoms that can
be contagious to others, it was only Friday that he was tested

His family are obviously infected but they still have not shown any
symptoms. Fortunately they are already given Tamilflu which proved
effective so far.

If they are only given after tests prove that they are positive it
will be too late already.

It is safe for the families to mix with the public as long as they
don't cough or spit in public.

For others that he had been in contact with when he was coughing, if
any, must also be treated with Tamilflu, but obviously this is not
done. This victim is already aware of his situation and must have
taken precautions so his assurance that he has not infected others
should be believed but we are not sure of others.

As long as authorities don't take this seriously, Swine Flu cannot be
controlled. This is not SARS but many authorities treat it like SARS.
It is much worse than SARS in being contagious.

There are many other lies but I don't have proofs handy but cases
previously should be studied.

Pigs don't infect Swine flu to humans is false.
Pigs don't spread this Swine flu is also false.
You don't get infected by eating infected pork is also false.
Assuming that you can kill virus with 70 degree Celsius heating is
most probably false. What I know is that many virus cannot be killed
with heat but easily killed with UV and oxidising chemicals.

Above is an excellent actual current victim of Swine Flu.

'I've never experienced anything like it': England's first victim to
contract swine flu from another human speaks as number of cases in
Britain reaches 13

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:33 PM on 02nd May 2009

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* 615 confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide
* Italy reports first infection

England's first human-to-human swine flu sufferer has been quarantined
to his home but is said to be doing well.
Barry Greatorex may have caught swine flu from a colleague who visited

Barry Greatorex may have caught swine flu from a colleague who visited

Barry Greatorex, 43, from Chipping Sodbury, south Gloucestershire, is
stuck at home with wife Fran, 46, and son Jamie, 13.

Mrs Greatorex told The Sun newspaper: 'I'm just worried for other

It is thought that Mr Greatorex caught the virus last week from a work
mate who had visited Mexico.

Mr Greatorex, the 13th victim of swine flu in Britain, and his family
have been given Tamiflu and he is responding well.

A spokesman for NHS South West confirmed today that Mr Greatorex had
no connection with a 12-year-old girl who has contracted swine flu in
nearby Downend.

'He has mild cold-like symptoms,' she said.

'The HPA are looking at all the circumstances surrounding the man and
who he has had contact with.'

Mr Greatorex told Sky News he started taking Tamiflu last night and
was now feeling better.

'I've been pretty bad all week,' he said.

'I've not had flu before. The first few days this week I've never
experienced anything like it and wouldn't wish it on anybody.'

He said his wife and son, who have been with him since he contracted
the disease, were showing 'absolutely no signs' of the disease but had
also started taking anti virals.

'The fear for them now is whether they are going to catch it this late
in the day.'

Mr Greatorex believes he caught the swine flu from a colleague who
recently returned from Mexico when he visited her office in the East

Swine flu fears: Year Seven pupil Gareth Dawes leaves Downend School
near Bristol wearing a face mask after a fellow student was thought to
have swine flu

He was only talking to her in her office for about half an hour but
she was coughing.

'I wasn't there for too long but it was obviously enough,' he said.

Tests for swine flu on his colleague have came back negative but she
is being retested.

Mr and Mr Greatorex said they were confident the virus had not spread
to anyone else in their community.

Mr Greatorex said believed he caught swine flu after the business
meeting on Thursday April 23.

He said he first felt unwell last Monday with usual cold symptoms but
these developed into a high temperature by Tuesday, when he contacted
his GP.

Tests were done but it wasn't until yesterday that he was confirmed as
having swine flu and was given Tamiflu.

He said today: 'I am showing signs of improvement but I have never
been through anything like this before, the first two or three days
were pretty horrible.

'We have been together as a family for six days and my wife and son
have shown no signs of it and the doctors are quite happy.

'I don't want anyone in the local area to panic, the proof is that my
wife and son are fine, so the chances are that I have not passed it on
to anyone else.'

Health officials today confirmed a man in Italy has been infected with
the virus.

The man had returned to Italy from Mexico on April 24 with a mild
fever. He was hospitalised and treated with anti-virals and is
believed to have made a full recovery.

Today it was also confirmed that the lead singer from chart-toppers N-
Dubz is being treated in a Greek hospital for a suspected case of
swine flu.

Tulisa Contostavlos, 20, from north London, was taken to hospital in
Athens after being taken ill on a flight to the country on Thursday.

Meanwhile a school in Bristol was closed yesterday after a pupil who
returned from a holiday in Mexico was diagnosed with the virus.

The Year Seven girl at Downend School in South Gloucestershire is now
undergoing tests and frightened fellow students are being now checked
for symptoms and given antiviral medication.

It was confirmed last night that she had been on the same flight from
Mexico last week as newlyweds Iain and Dawn Askham and a schoolgirl in

The school will remain closed for more than a week in order to help
contain the virus.

Last night Sir Liam Donaldson, chief medical advisor, said: 'The first
non-imported cases of swine flu have been confirmed in England and

'The infection appears to have been acquired by person to person
spread within the United Kingdom. Until now cases were confined to
people who had themselves recently come back from Mexico.'

All 210 Downend School pupils in the same year as the ill girl have
been given ten days of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu as a precaution.
Graeme Pacitt

Graeme Pacitti who caught swine flu from newlywed Iain Askham

Tamryn Savage, headteacher of the 1,300-pupil school, has written to
parents confirming the swine flu case.

In a letter given to pupils to take home yesterday, Mrs Savage said
the girl was 'home and well'.

She wrote: 'I want to reassure you the school has taken all the
necessary steps today and all the relevant agencies are involved.

'The Health Protection Agency has advised that the school should close
with immediate effect and reopen again on Monday 11th May. This is to
reduce the impact of any potential spread of the infection.

'The Health Protection Agency has identified those who have been in
closer contact and will be offering them medication today. This has
been offered this afternoon to all of Year Seven.

'Any pupils who show any sign of flu-like symptoms with a temperature,
aches and pains and a cough should phone their family doctor for

Adele Dawes, 44, the mother of a Year Seven pupil at the school, said
the situation was 'very concerning'.

Her son Gareth wore a face mask as he left the school.

She said: 'Obviously the situation is very concerning, but the school
dealt with it very well and everyone at the school seemed pretty calm.

'Everybody left in an orderly fashion and the school staff all did a
good job.

'Of course I'm worried about the ripple effect, especially with
children at school in such close contact, but there's no need to

Regional director of public health for the south west Dr Gabriel
Scally said GPs in the area are now looking out for symptoms in others
in the area,

He said: 'It is a complicated process to get the results back from
tests and the girl was at school during the time that we think she may
have been infectious.

'It is difficult to know at this stage whether the flight from Mexico
had anything to do with it or whether it was the region of Mexico
where it was contracted, we are still learning so much about this

'Everyone has been made aware of the necessity of watching out for
symptoms and how to respond.

'But I do not think that people should panic, the cases that we have
had in this country are mild and we are well prepared.

'We will know within the next few days whether we are going to see
more cases coming out of transmission within the UK and that will be
the acid test.'

Cases of swine flu have now been confirmed in Newcastle, Scotland,
Merseyside, Devon, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and London. All
those in the UK who have contracted the disease appear to be suffering
mild symptoms.

In Wales, 16 possible cases of swine flu have been ruled out and
another 20 patients, all with mild symptoms and travel links to Mexico
or the US, are being investigated, the Welsh Assembly Government said.

Tests were continuing today on more than 600 suspected cases of the
Iain and Dawn Askham

Transmission fears: Iain and Dawn Askham after leaving hospital. They
may have passed on the virus to a friend before realising they were

Meanwhile, exam regulators, schools and universities are preparing for
lessons and lectures to be canceled.

Exams regulator Ofqual said last night it was drawing up contingency
plans in the event of disruption to the test and examination system
said hundreds of thousands of teenagers could be forced to sit their
GCSE exams in isolation from the rest of their school if a flu
pandemic is declared.

Pupils who are sick with swine flu on the day of their exams could
still be awarded a grade based on papers or coursework they have

Universities and colleges have been encouraged to set up 'flu buddy'
systems so those not affected by the virus could support those who

Paignton Community and Sports College in Devon has already been closed
after a 12-year-old girl contracted the disease, after holidaying in

Guidance is being issued after the first people fell victim of human-
to-human transfer of swine flu in Britain.

Graeme Pacitti, 24, fell ill after a night out with honeymooner Iain
Askham who picked up the virus with his wife in Mexico.

It is feared the development could mark a potential tipping point on
the road to a serious outbreak of swine flu here.

Until now, all the British cases originated in Mexico and developed
after holidaymakers returned home.

After the diagnosis was revealed, Mr Pacitti said he was 'gutted'.
A scientist with viral samples at the Gartnavel General Hospital in

High risk: A scientist with viral samples at the Gartnavel General
Hospital in Glasgow
viral samples

Fear of escalation: Evidence of human to human transmission could be a
potential tipping point towards a serious outbreak in the UK

'I saw Iain last Thursday, he wasn't showing any symptoms then. My
friends thought he looked a bit tired but we thought it was just jet-
lag,' he said.

'I've been feeling a lot better today than I have all week. I've still
got an upset stomach and a sore throat. Earlier in the week I was
having headaches and feeling feverish.'

There are fears people might have to avoid public events if the deadly
outbreak continues to spread.

Professor Sir Roy Anderson, rector of Imperial College, London,
declared yesterday that a pandemic had already begun and the focus had
to be on drug distribution.

People must heed warnings to use a tissue if they sneeze, not to touch
their eyes, nose and mouth, to stay at home if feeling ill and to wash
hands regularly, he said.

Although we are not at that point yet, 'there may well come a stage
where one should avoid large public gatherings', he added.

Sir Roy said the disease was being transmitted in a sustained way in
the US, and this would happen in other countries.
A mother and son play on an empty beach in Cancun

Deserted: A mother and son play on an empty beach in Cancun

He said: 'The definition of phases five and six [of the WHO's pandemic
alert scale] is somewhat irrelevant. A pandemic has started.'

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