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March 8, 2006

WHO: H5N1 Greater Threat Than Aids

Topics: Health Issues

bird_flu.jpgOn Dec 10, 2004, Hyscience wrote that China had expressed concerns that Up To 100 Million People Could Die from Avian Influenza, and that avian influenza was continuing to increase in frequency of outbreaks. At that time, WHO was concerned that it could become a global epidemic (pandemic), and we both wondered and asked why the MSM hadn't picked up on the fact that the disease kills people, and potentially a lot of people, and made it a priority story. We wrote eight subsequent posts before many months later, the MSM decided to look at the problem more closely, as various countries became more concerned. Today, although the media is now covering the story better, the threat has grown almost exponentially, and is rapidly reaching a point of potentially exploding into a full blown global pandemic, a world wide catastrophe. Although governments are now actively engaged in trying to find ways to stop the disease, so far, all efforts have done little to successfully contain or treat the disease.

Moving forward to yesterday, the World Health Organisation has now said that the lethal strain of bird flu (H5N1virus) poses a greater challenge to the world than any infectious disease, including AIDS, and has cost 300 million farmers over $10 billion in its spread through poultry around the world. Bird flu could potentially cause more deaths than those from the global flu pandemics. Because the H5N1 virus is airborne, it is easier to transmit and more contagious than HIV/AIDS.

Between the H5N1 virus and it's human equivalent - radical Islam, our planet is entering into extremely dangerous and turbulent times. One would think that with all that's on our platter, we could find it within us to stop squabling over political agendas, roll up our sleeves, and get down to the business at hand of saving our civilization by first recognizing both the existence and the threats of the two great plagues before us.

Readers will find more background and links on bird flu in our January 22, 2005 post (also here).

Also, for updated info:
CDC site on Bird Flu (also here)
WHO Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)

Posted by Richard at March 8, 2006 6:29 AM



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