Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Australia will pay for its slack Swine Flu control

Normal flu kills about 2,500. Assuming the population of Australia is
25 million, this should be about 0.01% fatality rate but this is for
normal flu.

Normal flu only kill those that are less than 2 years old and older
than 60.

This Swine flu, not only has no vaccination for it, unlike normal flu,
it also kills all age groups.

Its fatality rate will be many times higher than normal flu so at
least 5,000 additional deaths making the total death due to flu 7,500.

This is assuming that the Australian health care is still perfectly
intact and the supply of Tamilflu is fast and efficient, but worrying
news shows that Swine flu will kill in less than 2 days. Not enough
time for Tamilflu to help the immune system of the human body.

These are unnecessary deaths due to Australian experts treating Swine
flu as MILDER than normal flu, despite all the evidences reported in
the news of swine flu deaths all over the world.


Domestic news
Vic man with swine flu dies in hospital
23rd June 2009, 15:38 WST

Victorian health authorities are refusing to confirm whether a Colac
man diagnosed with swine flu died as a direct result of the H1N1

The 35-year-old man from western Victorian presented to the Colac
Hospital with flu-like symptoms on Friday and was transferred to the
Maroondah Hospital in Melbourne's outer east where he died on

Test results released to the Victorian health department on Tuesday
showed the man tested positive for swine flu after swabs were taken
following his death.

Acting chief health officer Dr Rosemary Lester said the man received
treatment consistent with the symptoms of his severe illness.

"He wouldn't have been treated any differently if we'd known that he
had swine flu from the outset," Dr Lester told reporters.

"He arrived with an influenza-like illness and then I believe he
rapidly deteriorated.

"His respiratory function deteriorated and he went into shock quite

Dr Lester said the man had a "range of underlying medical conditions".

She would not confirm whether the man's death was a direct result of
swine flu or one of the other medical conditions.

"I'm obviously not the clinician - that's for the clinicians to decide
what he's died from," she said.

"My information that it is respiratory failure, but other than that I
can't make any comment."

There are five Victorians receiving treatment in intensive care with
swine flu out of 18 in hospital.

"We know that around about four per cent of the ones we are testing
are currently swine flu positive," Dr Lester said.

"We do however expect that proportion to rise as more testing's

Dr Lester said more deaths from swine flu were expected.

"Unfortunately, I think it is quite possible that more people will die
from swine flu.

"We know that in a usual influenza season across Australia about 2,500
to 3,000 people will die from influenza, and we don't expect swine flu
to be any different."

All Australian state and territories including Victoria are now
operating in the "protect" phase, which focuses on the protection of
people in high-risk groups.

A West Australian man was the first Australian with swine flu to die
last Friday.

The 26-year-old died in the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Friday
afternoon after being diagnosed with the virus on Thursday, but he had
also been suffering from a number of other serious health conditions.

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the latest death was a
reminder swine flu could present severe consequences for some people,
including those who have respiratory diseases, pregnant women and the
morbidly obese.

"I would also like to take the opportunity to remind people that for
the vast majority this infection remains mild and most people will
make a rapid and full recovery with no medical intervention," she told

"Unfortunately, as this disease continues to spread through the
community, it is inevitable that we will experience more cases with
severe outcomes, potentially also resulting in death."

No comments: