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    pandemic emerging from Mexico, where seven people are confi e d d ad a a resul t o th n w       f e e
    virus.
    On Monday April 27th, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to four
    on its six-level threat scale, which means they've determined that the virus is capable of human-to-
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    human transmission. The initial outbreaks across North America reveal an infection already
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    traveling at higher velocity than did the last offi pnde m c strai n, th 19 Hn g K n g flu      o      .
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    the source, so your best bet -- if you want the latest numbers -- is to use Google Maps' Swine Flu
    Tracker.
    Several nations have imposed travel bans, or made plans to quarantine air travelers that present
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    symptoms of the swine fl, suc h a      s:

•           Fever of more than 100
•           Coughing
•           Runny nose and/or sore throat
•           Joint aches
•           Severe headache
•           Vomiting and/or diarrhea
•           Lethargy
•           Lack of appetite
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    Top global fl e rts a e tryi n to p edi ct h  ow d ngerous th n w sw n fl s trai n w l b, a i t
                                                     a            e e      i e u           il e s
                                      f r a     n bout M xi co' s o b eak. It is a y u l ear h
    became clear that they had li le in o m t io a      e         ut r            s et nc            a
                                                                                                ow m ny
    cases occurred in the month or so before the outbreak was detected. It's also unknown whether the
    virus was mutating to be more lethal, or less.
    Much Fear Mongering Being Promoted
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    I suspect you have likely been alarmed by the media's coverage of the swine fl scare. It h aas
    noticeable subplot - preparing you for draconian measures to combat a future pandemic as well as
    forcing you to accept the idea of mandatory vaccinations.
    On April 27, Time magazine published an article which discusses how dozens died and hundreds
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    were injured from vaccines as a result of the 1976 swine fl fi        he     e r       m          n
        p        s     e f      n f      i
    a em t ed to u e th in ect io o sol d ers a F t D x a a p et ext fo a m ss v
                                               t or i     s r          r    a           at n f e nt
                                                                                   acci n io o th e ire
    country.

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    Despite acknowledging that the 1976 farce was an example of “how not to handle a fl o b eak”,
                                                  cials “m so ha t o co der we t her toi n i tu
    the article still introduces the notion that offi      ay on ve     nsi     h           st te
    draconian measures to combat the disease”.

    WHO and CDC Pandemic Preparedness Seriously Broken

    The pandemic warning system has failed as it simply doesn't exist, even in North America and
                                                                                            c nd
    Europe. To improve the system, massive new investments in surveillance, scientifi a regul a o y    t r
    infrastructure, basic public health, and global access to common sense interventions like vitamin D
    optimization are required.
    According to the Washington Post, the CDC did not learn about the outbreak until six days a er
    Mexico had begun to impose emergency measures. There should be no excuses. The paradox of this
            u a         at h        t      ne              a ccur at el y p edi ct ed. S x y s a
    swine fl p ni c is th , w i le to al ly u xpe ct ed, it w s a          r            i ear go, Science
                                                      ear f          , e o           me         i e u
    dedicated a major story to evidence that "a er y s o st abi lity th N r th A ri can sw n fl vir u      s
    has jumped onto an evolutionary fas rack" .
    However, maybe this is precisely what public health authorities desire.
    This is NOT the First Swine Flu Panic
My guess is that you can expect to see a lot of panic over this issue in the near future. But the key is
                                   rst e e ubl
to remain calm -- this isn't the fi tim th p ic h b               a e bout sw n fl. Te l a tim
                                                         as een w r n d a         i e u h      st e
was in 1976, right before I entered medical school and I remember it very clearly. It resulted in the
massive swine fl v          e am
                  u acci n c p a i g   n.
Do you happen to recall the result of this massive campaign?
                                                                led y i      s h
Within a few months, claims totaling $1.3 billion had been fi b v ct im w o h suffered  ad
paralysis from the vaccine. The vaccine was also blamed for 25 deaths.
However, several hundred people developed crippling Guillain-Barré Syndrome a er th y w re   e e
injected with the swine fl v          e ven h al th 2 y -o d e d u a p apl egi cs.
                            u acci n . E        e   y 0- ear l s nde p s ar
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And the swine fl p nde m c itsel f? It n ver m t eri a iz l ed.
More People Died From the Swine Flu Vaccine than Swine Flu!
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It is very diffil t to forecast a pandemic, and a rash response can be extremely damaging.
As of Monday April 27, the worldwide total number of confi e d c  rm            a 2, ccor d n to W O,
                                                                        ases w s 8 a       i g    H
                                               rm     y e e         r i         o
which included 40 cases in the U.S., confi e d b th C nt ers fo D sease C nt rol . B d    ut oes that
truly warrant the feverish news headlines?
To put things into perspective, malaria kills 3,000 people EVERY DAY, and it's considered "a health
problem"... But of course, there are no fancy vaccines for malaria that can rake in billions of dollars
in a short amount of time.
                                                                                u pi e i   oul
One Australian news source, for example, states that even a mild swine fl e d m c c d lead to
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the deaths of 1.4 million people and would reduce economic growth by nearly $5 trillion dollars.
                                                                                           u on' now
Give me a break, if this doesn't sound like the outlandish cries of the pandemic bird-fl I d t k
what does. Do you remember when President Bush said two million Americans would die as a result
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of the bird fl ?
                                                                                 o     an rue oax,
In 2005, in 2006, 2007, and again in 2008, those fears were exposed as li le m r e th a c l h
designed to instill fear, and line the pocketbooks of various individuals and industry. I became so
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convinced by the evidence AGAINST the possibility of a bird fl p nde m c th I w ot e a N w Y r k e   o
Times bestselling book, The Bird Flu Hoax, all about the massive fraud involved with the epidemic
that never happened..
What is the Swine Flu?
                  u       ont     us
Regular swine fl is a c agi o respi rat o y      r
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disease, caused by a type-A infle nza v rus thi     at
   ect i s he ur                 , ( 1 1
aff s p g . T c rent st rai n A H N ) , is a n w     e
variation of an H1N1 virus -- which causes
           u ut r             um
seasonal fl o b eaks in h a ns -- th a so   at l
contains genetic material of bird and pig versions
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of the fl.
Interestingly enough, this version has never before
been seen in neither human nor animal, which I
will discuss a bit later.
This does sound bad. But not so fast. There are a
few reasons to not rush to conclusions that this is
the deadly pandemic we've been told would occur
in the near future (as if anyone could predict it
without having some sort of inside knowledge).
Why a True Bird- or Swine Flu Pandemic is
HIGHLY Unlikely While in my opinion it is highly
likely factory farming is responsible for producing
this viral strain, I believe there is still no cause for
concern.

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You may not know this, but all H1N1 fl' s a
descendants of the 1918 pandemic strain. The
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reason why the fl shot m y o m y n w r k,
however, from year to year, is due to mutations. Therefore, there's no vaccine available for this
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current hybrid fl strai n a n u al ly th s is feedi n th fear th m llio o p opl e w ll d e b o e
                                                   g e          at i     ns f e        i    i ef r
a vaccine can be made.
However, let me remind you of one very important fact here.
                                                                  u a      i     at i       et e
Just a couple of months ago, scientists concluded that the 1918 fl p nde m c th k lled b w en 5       0-
                                             f 8 o     s    h      l e       o
100 million people worldwide in a ma er o 1 m nt h -- w i ch a l th se w r st c                 s r
                                                                                   ase scenari o a e
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Instead, they discovered the real culprit was strep infections.
                u            t h  a        ow
People with infle nza o en ge w t is kn n as a " su i nfe ct i o " w ha ba t eri al a ent . In19 i t
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appears to have been Streptococcus pneumoniae.
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Since strep is much easier to treat than the fl u i n m de rn m di ci n , a n w p nde m c w ul d lik y
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be much less dire than it was in the early 20th century, the researchers concluded.
Others, such as evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald, claim that a pandemic of this sort simply cannot
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happen, because in order for it to occur, the world has to change. Not the virus itself, but the world.
In a previous interview for Esquire magazine, in which he discusses the possibility of a bird fl  u
pandemic, he states:

"They think that if a virus mutates, it's an evolutionary event. Well, the virus is mutating because that is what
viruses and other pathogens do. But evolution is not just random mutation. It is random mutation coupled
                                             p       e dvant age am ng d ff
with natural selection; it is a ba le for com e titiv a             o    i erent strai ns gener ated by rando m
mutation.
          u         e t       um
For bird fl to evol v in o a h a n p    ande m c, the strai n that fid a hom inhu a n i t y has to be a strai n t h is
                                             i                     ns     e       m                              at
both highly virulent and highly transmissible. Deadliness has to translate somehow into popularity; H5N1 has
    n    a       i       mo              um
to fi d a w y to k ll or im bi lize its h a n h   osts, a still fid other host s to i n ct. U al l y t h doesn't
                                                        nd        n                 fe     su         at
happen."

                                                                        s, nd     e vol t n f
Ewald goes on to explain that evolution in general is all about trade-off a in th e u io o
                           et e     i         nd       i    i .
infections the trade-offis b w en v rul enc e a trans m ssi b lity
                                              u r    i e u        rn to       m     nde i
What this means is that in order for a "bird fl" o "sw n fl" tot u i n a hu an pa m c , it hs   a
    n n nvi        e     at          ot e
to fid a e ronm nt th favor s b h d adl y v rul enc e a e
                                                 i                  f       i
                                                           nd ase o trans m ssi on.
People living in squalor on the Western Front at the end of World War I generated such an
environment, from which the epidemic of 1918 could arise.
Likewise, crowded chicken farms, slaughterhouses, and jam-packed markets of eastern Asia provide
                                                                         u      a ogen th b h k lls
another such environment, and that environment gave rise to the bird fl -- a p t h        at ot i
and spreads, in birds, but not in humans.
Says Ewald:

"We know that H5N1 is well adapted to birds. We also know that it has a hard time becoming a virus that can
move from person to person. It has a hard time without our doing anything. But we can make it harder. We can
make sure it has no human population in which to evolve transmissibility. There is no need to rely on the mass
extermination of chickens. There is no need to stockpile vaccines for everyone.
By vaccinating just the people most at risk -- the people who work with chickens and the caregivers -- we can
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prevent it from becoming transmissible among humans. Then it doesn't ma er w at it d in chi ckens . "

Please remember that, despite the fantastic headlines and projections of MILLIONS of deaths, the
             u i     i      e
H5N1 bird fl v rus k lled a m re 257 people worldwide since late 2003. As unfortunate as those deaths
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are, 257 deaths worldwide from any disease, over the course of fie y s, si m l y d      ot ons
                                                                                  oes n c titu e  t
                                     n,      l ne
an emergency worthy of much a ent io let a o fear !
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Honestly, your risk of being killed by a lightning strike in the last fi e y s w s a        , 00
                                                                                    bout 2 3
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percent higher than your risk of contracting and dying from the bird fl . I'm not kidding! In just
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one year (2004), more than 1,170 people died from lighting strikes, worldwide.           7



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So please, as the numbers of confi e d sw n fl c a           l sed, kep a l e el had a n do t le
                                                                     e      v   e     d n'      t
fear run away with your brains.

                         g o    r ess D nger ous ?
So is the Swine Flu Ge in M r e o L   a

On Sunday, April 26, The Independent reported that more than 1,000 people had contracted the swine
 u i        e
fl v rus in M xi co, but by the a ern
                      8                   at    e a
                                    oon th sam d y, M xi can P esi d nt C l d ron d cl a
                                                        e         r    e    a e      e red th   at
more than two-thirds of the 1,300 thought to have contracted the disease had been given a clean bill
of health and sent home.    9
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    Additionally, the number of actual confi e d c         ppe        e        w       an          a
                                                    ases a ars to b far lo e r th repor ted in m ny
    media outlets, leading me to believe that many reporters are interchanging the terms "suspected
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    cases" and "confi e d c ases. "
    Interestingly Mexico is the ONLY country in the world where someone has actually died from this
                                                   u e ases in recent d ys, seven o w i ch h
    disease.Mexico has reported 152 fatalities in fl- lik c                a              f h   ave been
        rm     s i e u n     o          t t
    confi e d a sw n fl. A t her 19 pa i en s ha be c o m as hav ng s w flu b t s urv vi ng
                                                  ve en nfir ed              i        ine     u  i    .
    About 2,000 people have been hospitalized with symptoms.
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    By contrast, the United States has had 64 confi e d c        v s         li a n d no deaths from
                                                          ases, fie ho pi t a z t i o s an
                                                     rst i e               e S
    US Citizens. On April 29th CNN reported the fi sw n fat al ity in th U , however this was actually
    a child from Mexico that died in Texas. According to the World Health Organization's Epidemic and
    Pandemic Alert and Response site; as of April 27, there are:

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            64 laboratory confi e d c        . .      e s
                                    ases in U S -- 0 d at h (reported by CDC as of April 29)
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            26 confi e d c        e            e s
                         ases in M xi co -- 7 d at h
•                 rm
            6 confi e d c        a           e s
                        ases in C nada -- 0 d at h
•                 rm
            1 confi e d c       pa         e s
                        ase in S i n -- 0 d at h
    Additionally, nearly all suspected new cases have been reported as mild.
    Personally, I am highly skeptical. It simply doesn't add up to a real pandemic.
    But it does raise serious questions about where this brand new, never before seen virus came from,
    especially since it cannot be contracted from eating pork products, and has never before been seen in
                                             u                                                    u r
    pigs, and contains traits from the bird fl -- and which, so far, only seems to respond to Tamifl. A e
    we just that lucky, or... what?

    Your Fear Will Make Some People VERY Rich in Today's Crumbling Economy

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     According to the Associated Press at least one fianc i a a y e im t es u to $p           i    n o
                                                                                       388 m llio w r th o   f
           u           e e     t r
    Tamifl sal es in th n ar fu u e -- and that's without a pandemic outbreak.
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    More than half a dozen pharmaceutical companies, including Gilead Sciences Inc., Roche,
                                                               u      e     nd e
    GlaxoSmithKline and other companies with a stake in fl treat m nt s a d t ect io h     n, ave seen a ri se
                                f a       nd i       el
    in their shares in a ma er o d ys, a w ll lik y see revenue b               e i e u t
                                                                     oosts if th sw n fl ou break
    continues to spread.
    As soon as Homeland Security declared a health emergency, 25 percent -- about 12 million doses -- of
           u nd e              e       our
    Tamifl a R l enza treat m nt c ses w re rel eased from th n io s sto
                                                 e                  e at n'                 o e        ew
                                                                                  ckpi le. H w ver, b a r e
    that the declaration also allows unapproved tests and drugs to be administered to children. Many
    health- and government offi               o      an il g        k
                                 cials are mr e t h w lin t ot a e t h ch
                                                                      at ance w h yo l ife, ad t h l ife
                                                                                   it    ur        n    e
    of your child. But are you?
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    Remember, Tamifl w nt th ough som rough tim s n to lo a                     s e a            f i r
                                                             ot o ng go, a th d ngers o th s d ug
                                               n
    came to light when, in 2007, the FDA fial ly b          vest ig in som 1 8 a
                                                     egan in      at g    e , 00 dverse e      vent repor ts
                                            ect f a i u cl e
    related to the drug. Common side eff s o T m fl i n ud :

•           Nausea
•           Vomiting
•           Diarrhea
•           Headache
•           Dizziness
•           Fatigue
•           Cough
    All in all, the very symptoms you're trying to avoid.
    More serious symptoms included convulsions, delirium or delusions, and 14 deaths in children and
    teens as a result of neuropsychiatric problems and brain infections (which led Japan to ban Tamifl   u
    for children in 2007). And that's for a drug that, when used as directed, only reduces the duration of
       u          p m y               a
    infle nza sym t o s b 1 to 1 ½ d ys, a          i g     e ffi l ta
                                             ccor d n to th o cia da .
                           o      e at           i     flu           IGH
    But making ma ers w r se, som p ient s w th in enza are at H E R r isk f o se                c
                                                                                    r condar y ba t eri al
                               u n
    infections when on Tamifl. A d secondary bacterial infections, as I mentioned earlier, was likely
    the REAL cause of the mass fatalities during the 1918 pandemic!
Where did This Mysterious New Animal-Human Flu Strain Come From?

Alongside the fear-mongering headlines, I've also seen increasing numbers of reports questioning
the true nature of this virus. And rightfully so.
Could a mixed animal-human mutant like this occur naturally? And if not, who made it, and how
was it released?
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Not one to dabble too deep in conspiracy theories, I don't have to strain very hard to fid a u fact s
to support the notion that this may not be a natural mutation, and that those who stand to gain have
the wherewithal to pull offsuc h a st u .nt
Just last month I reported on the story that the American pharmaceutical company Baxter was under
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investigation for distributing the deadly avian fl v rus to 1 d ff             unt           r f
                                                                 8 i erent co r ies as pa t o a se   asonal
 u acci n shi p e nt . C ech repor ters w re p obi n to see if it m y h
fl v       e     m       z                  e     r     g             a    ave b       a    f     e erat e
                                                                                een p r t o a d l ib
    p              a      i    s
a em t to st art a p nde m c; a suc h a "m st ake" w ul d b v rtu ly im ossi b e u r th secur i ty
                                            i         o      e i al       p        l nde       e
protocols of that virus.
The H5N1 virus on its own is not very airborne. However, when combined with seasonal fl v rus es,    u i
                                        ect oul e        ot      i        e      , i l gi
which are more easily spread, the eff c d b a p ent , a rbor ne , d adl y b o o cal w apon. If   e
                         u nd              u     se
this batch of live bird fl a seasonal fl vir u s ha r e               e bl           ul    ve sul
                                                        d ached t h pu i c, it co d ha re t ed i n
dire consequences.
There is a name for this mixing of viruses; it's called "reassortment," and it is one of two ways
pandemic viruses are created in the lab. Some scientists say the most recent global outbreak -- the
                u a                y    i
1977 Russian fl -- w s started b a v rus c              nd                  bor r
                                              reat ed a leaked from a la at o y.
Another example of the less sterling integrity of Big Pharma is the case of Bayer, who sold millions of
                                              g e        e     s n, at      me          nd
dollars worth of an injectable blood-clo in m di ci n to A i a L in A ri can, a som E ope an    e ur
countries in the mid-1980s, even though they knew it was tainted with the AIDS virus.
So while it is morally unthinkable that a drug company would knowingly contaminate fl v                   e
                                                                                                  u acci n s
                 u i           s e i - r i e u                  rt       t p  o
with a deadly fl v rus suc h a th b rd o sw n fl, it is ce ainly no im s s i ble. It hs alr e  a      ady
happened more than once.
But there seems to be no repercussions or hard feelings when industry oversteps the boundaries of
morality and integrity and enters the arena of obscenity. Because, lo and behold, which company has
                            o       l ng i      H          r
been chosen to head up effr ts, a o w th W O, to p oduc e a v              e gai s e e
                                                                     acci n a n t th M xi can sw n    i e
 u
fl?
Baxter! Despite the fact that ink has barely dried on the investigative reports from their should-be-
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criminal "mistake" against humanity.
According to other sources, a top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak
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of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, has concluded that the current
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swine fl v rus p  ossesses c               i
                            ertai n trans m ssi o "vect o s" th suggest th n w st rai n h b
                                                 n       r     at           e e             as een
genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon.
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The UN expert believes that Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and the current A-H1N1 swine fl v rus a e b o o cal  r i l gi
warfare agents.
In addition, Army criminal investigators are looking into the possibility that disease samples are
missing from biolabs at Fort Detrick -- the same Army research lab from which the 2001 anthrax
strain was released, according to a recent article in the Fredrick News Post. In February, the top
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biodefense lab halted all its research into Ebola, anthrax, plague, and other diseases known as "select
                e i              i        p        at e
agents," a er th y d scovered v rus sam l es th w ren' t listed in its in         r nd i ht ave b
                                                                           vent o y a m g h              een
switched with something else.

Factory Farming Maybe Source of Swine Flu

Another theory as to the cause of Swine Flu might be factory farming. In the United States, pigs
                                                                         e or el f w
travel coast to coast. They can be bred in North Carolina, fa ene d in th c n b t o Io a , and
slaughtered in California.
While this may reduce short-term costs for the pork industry, the highly contagious nature of
                 u       e aps m de fu th r in ect io b th stresses o trans por t) n eds to b
diseases like infle nza (p rh      a      r e    f    us y e                f            e       e
considered when calculating the true cost of long-distance live animal transport.
                                          n o      an , 00 ni a
The majority of U.S. pig farms now confie m r e th 5 0 a m l s e              i      r     f , 00
                                                                        ach. W th a g oup o 5 0
animals, if a novel virus shows up it will have more opportunity to replicate and potentially spread
than in a group of 100 pigs on a small farm.
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    With massive concentrations of farm animals within which to mutate, these new swine fl v rus es in
    North America seem to be on an evolutionary fast track, jumping and reassorting between species at
    an unprecedented rate.

    Should You Accept a Flu Vaccine -- Just to be Safe?

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    As stated in the New York Times and elsewhere, fl e rts h
                                       14                                 o e h          e  e ur
                                                                    ave n id a w e t h r th c rent
               u acci n w ul d o an protect i o wa t so
    seasonal fl v       e o       ffer y               n h      ever ag nst th ex i c mt an , ad i t w l
                                                                    ai      is ot        u t n        il
    take months to create a new one.
                              g acci n ed n
    But let me tell you, ge in v        at          o      ot nl ffer no protection and potentially cause
                                             ow w ul d n o y o
    great harm, it would most likely be loaded with toxic mercury which is used as a preservative in
           u acci n s. .
    most fl v         e
                  xt     el bout th numerous dangers (and ineff iv ss) o fl va ci ne , and why I
    I've wri en e ens i v y a         e                                ect ene      f u c      s
                                                          h     ou e
    do not recommend them to anyone. So no ma er w at y h ar -- e                     om
                                                                           ven if it c e s from y      oct r
                                                                                                  our d o
                            u       he            o     gai s             u n     rt        n' ff
    -- don't get a regular fl shot . T y rar el y w r k a n t seasonal fl.. .ad c e ainly ca t oer
    protection against a never-before- seen strain.
                                           u nd e           re e nl r          at ppe
    Currently, the antiviral drugs Tamifl a R l enza a th o y d ugs th a ar e i v ag nst    ffect e ai
                   u 1 1 i          nd              el          g a i u                o       ai
    the (human fl) H N v rus , a I st rongl y b ieve taki n T m fl t oprotect y ur s el f ag nst th      is
    new virus could be a serious mistake -- for all the reasons I already mentioned above.
                                               ect f a i u er                  i         i
    But in addition to the dangerous side eff s o T m fl, th e i s also grow n g ev dence of re stan si    ce
                                                                            n gs ur al al
    against the drug. In February, the pre-publication and preliminary fidi n jo n c led Nature
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    The dramatic rise of oseltamivir [Tamifl] resistance in the H1N1 serotype in the 2007/2008 season and the
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    infle nz a, as w l l as d ve l opm nt of si m lar resi stanc e in the H N serot ype [bird fl] .
    Previously, oseltamivir resistance produced changes in H1N1 and H3N2 at multiple positions in treated
    patients. In contrast, the recently reported resistance involved patients who had not recently taken oseltamivir.


    It's one more reason not to bother with this potentially dangerous drug.
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    And, once a specifi sw n fl drug i s creat ed yu c a be su t h it hs no hd t h t im t obe
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    tested in clinical trials to determine safety and eff iv ss, w i ch p s u ri g b            h
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    this article -- with a potential repeat of the last dangerous swine fl v     e h        e           e
    lives of hundreds of people.
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    Topping the whole mess off o c se, is th fact th if th n w v  e e    acci n tu n o to b a k ller, th
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    pharmaceutical companies responsible are immune from lawsuits -- something I've also warned
    about before on numerous occasions.
    Unfortunately, those prospects won't stop the governments of the world from mandating the vaccine
    -- a scenario I hope we can all avoid.

    How to Protect Yourself Without Dangerous Drugs and Vaccinations

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    For now, my point is that there are always going to be threats of fl p nde m cs, real o c           nd
    there will always be potentially toxic vaccines that are peddled as the solution. But you can break
    free of that whole drug-solution trap by following some natural health principles.
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    I have not caught a fl in o         o e          nd ou an voi
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    following these simple guidelines, which will keep your immune system in optimal working order
    so that you're far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with.

•            Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I've previously reported, optimizing your vitamin D
       levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D
          ci           el    e RUE c p i t b n th seasonal ity o th fl -- not the fl v rus itsel f.
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    This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. I would
    STRONGLY urge you to have your vitamin D level monitored to confi y                    r    e
                                                                          rm our level s a e th rape ut ic
    at 50-70 ng.ml and done by a reliable vitamin D lab like Lab Corp.
    For those of you in the US we hope to launch a vitamin D testing service through Lab Corp that
    allows you to have your vitamin D levels checked at your local blood drawing facility, and relatively
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    inexpensively. We hope to off th s servi ce b Ju 2

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    If you are coming down with fl lik sym t o s a h                       n i i          ou an
                                                                  ot een o v tam n D y c take d      oses
    of 50,000 units a day for three days to treat the acute infection. Some researchers like Dr. Cannell,
    believe the dose could even be as high as 1000 units per pound of body weight for three days.

•          Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar decreases the function of your immune system
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      almost immediately, and as you likely know, a strong immune system is key to fiht in o
      viruses and other illness. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like
      ketchup and fruit juice.

•           Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you're
                                                                          g    e u e re       ec   t y
      tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fiht th fl. B su t och k ou m
      article Guide to a Good Night's Sleep for some great tips to help you get quality rest.

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          Have Eff iv T ol s to A dr ess S ress . We all face some stress every day, but if stress
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      becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fiht o th flua ot h i l ln .ess

      If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health, consider using an energy psychology tool
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      such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which is remarkably eff iv in rel ievi n st ress
      associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma. You can check out my free, 25-
      page EFT manual for some guidelines on how to perform EFT.

•                                                                                       o    r
           Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flw th oughout
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      your body. The components of your immune system are also be er c rcul a ed, w i ch m ans your
      immune system has a be er c          f ni          es    f         re      o   n vi
                                   hanc e o fid ng an i lln s be ore i t sp ads. Yu c a r e ewmy
      exercise guidelines for some great tips on how to get started.

•          Take a good source of animal based omega-3 fats like Krill Oil. Increase your intake of
      healthy and essential fats like the omega-3 found in krill oil, which is crucial for maintaining
      health. It is also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are trans fats and in
      processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune response.

•          Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus
      to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don't use antibacterial soap for this --
      antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Instead,
      identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can switch your family to.

•          Eat Garlic Regularly. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, virus,
      and protozoa in the body. And unlike with antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an
      absolutely safe product to use. However, if you are allergic or don't enjoy garlic it would be best to
      avoid as it will likely cause more harm than good.
•           Avoid Hospitals and Vaccines In this particular case, I'd also recommend you stay away
      from hospitals unless you're having an emergency, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for
      infections of all kinds, and could be one of the likeliest places you could be exposed to this new
      bug. Vaccines will not be available for six months at the minimum but when available they will
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      be ineff iv a c lead to c p in p r al y s lik G i lla n B ré S  i - ar           e s s       i
                                                                              yndr om ju t a it d d in the
      70s.

								
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