Is H2N3 killing more people than the H1N1 swine flu is? Medical authorities are now investigating statements by Mexican health officials that the H2N3 flu virus was responsible for "the majority of cases tested" in an influenza outbreak in early April.
Keep in mind that this was three weeks before H1N1 came on the scene.
Stunning commentsmade by Mexican health minister José Angel Córdova Villalobos during an April 27 press conference referred to the investigation of an outbreak in Perote, Veracruz, on April 2. It was reportedly stated during that press conference that "in looking for the influenza virus, the majority of cases tested were H2N3."
So could all the testing for swine flu throughout North America be looking for the wrong disease?
Does this explain the hundreds that have died in Mexico from "respiratory disease"?
Could two strains of the flu be circulating at the same time?
Just what is going on here?
The H2N3 virus is a combination of swine flu and bird flu and the last time it was a major problem for humans was during the pandemic of 1968. Therefore, anyone under the age of 40 years old has NO immunity to this virus.
All the way back in December H2N3 was discovered in Missouri pigs, and it was reported at that time that it was made up of a combination of genes from avian and swine flu viruses. This discovery supported the theory that pigs can serve as "a mixing vessel" for flu viruses.
The following is a news report about where the "swine flu" supposedly began, and it describes how it seemed like the whole town got sick and the majority of them actually had H2N3 instead of H1N1:
Meanwhile, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle says the World Health Organization is seriously considering raising the pandemic alert level to phase 6, which has never been done before.
Apparently the move to phase 6 was discussed on Friday on a conference call with federal and state health officials.
Perhaps the authorities now realize that things are getting really bad out there.
A confidential internal document out of Texas that reveals that authorities believe that there are 10 to 25 times as many actual swine flu cases as is being officially reported has gone absolutely viral on the Internet.
Dr. Marcus Gitterle, a doctor from New Braunfels, Texas, sent out an internal alert that was not meant to be seen by the public. The words that he penned in that internal alert should chill us all.
Gitterle explained in his internal memo that "what we are hearing privately from the CDC and Health Department is different from what you are hearing in the media."
It is hard to actually describe how dire Dr. Gitterle makes the situation sound in his memo. The following are some of the most shocking quotes from Dr. Gitterle in the document.....
"There are 10-25 times more actual cases (not possible cases -- actual), than what is being reported in the media."
"The way they fudge on reporting this is that it takes 3 days to get the confirmatory nod from the CDC on a given viral culture, but based on epidemiological grounds, we know that there are more than 10 cases for each “confirmed” case right now."
You can see an actual copy of this internal memo here:
If what Dr. Gitterle wrote is true, then the seriousness of this swine flu crisis is far beyond what most of us have been imagining.
Not only is this increasingly starting to look like a pandemic, but also some analysts are now asking whether this strain of the swine flu was man-made.
Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari publicly stated on Tuesday that the swine flu virus could have been man-made.
Dr. Sherry Tenpenny has an excellent article out regarding the suspicious circumstances regarding the suspicious nature and appearance of this disease.
In addition, Dr. Leonard Horowitz is not only arguing that the swine flu virus was definitely man-made, but he is also naming specific doctors and organizations that he believes are possibly involved. Just check out this stunning YouTube report:
Whether this swine flu is man-made or not, the reality is that it is spreading quickly.
There are also now frightening indications that the swine flu outbreak is much worse than the mainstream media is telling us. Multiple eyewitness reports out of Mexico confirm that the real death toll there is far higher than the limited number of confirmed deaths that are being reported internationally.
Comments from Mexican eyewitnesses on a BBC News website tell of a much bleaker situation in Mexico than we have been told in the mainstream media. These chilling reports should put a chill up your spine.....
*Antonio Chavez, a medical doctor from Mexico City:
I’m a specialist doctor in respiratory diseases and intensive care at the Mexican National Institute of Health. There is a severe emergency over the swine flu here. More and more patients are being admitted to the intensive care unit. Despite the heroic efforts of all staff (doctors, nurses, specialists, etc) patients continue to inevitably die. The truth is that anti-viral treatments and vaccines are not expected to have any effect, even at high doses. It is a great fear among the staff. The infection risk is very high among the doctors and health staff.
There is a sense of chaos in the other hospitals and we do not know what to do. Staff are starting to leave and many are opting to retire or apply for holidays. The truth is that mortality is even higher than what is being reported by the authorities, at least in the hospital where I work it. It is killing three to four patients daily, and it has been going on for more than three weeks. It is a shame and there is great fear here. Increasingly younger patients aged 20 to 30 years are dying before our helpless eyes and there is great sadness among health professionals here.
*Alvaro Ricardez, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico:
In the capital of my state, Oaxaca, there is a hospital closed because of a death related to the porcine influenza. In the papers they recognise only two people dead for that cause. Many friends working in hospitals or related fields say that the situation is really bad, they are talking about 19 people dead in Oaxaca, including a doctor and a nurse. They say they got shots but they were told not to talk about the real situation. Our authorities say nothing. Life goes on as usual here.
*Migdalia Cruz, Phoenix, Arizona:
I have a sister-in-law from San Luis Potosi state in Mexico and we were told that in San Luis Potosi there have been at least 78 deaths, just in that city alone, not 68 in all of Mexico, as is being reported. Schools have been closed until 6 May in this state and in other areas in Mexico. Also, many public venues are being closed, so this makes it more deadly and dangerous than has been stated.
*Yeny Gregorio Dávila, Mexico City:
I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from “under control”. As a doctor, I realise that the media does not report the truth. Authorities distributed vaccines among all the medical personnel with no results, because two of my partners who worked in this hospital (interns) were killed by this new virus in less than six days even though they were vaccinated as all of us were. The official number of deaths is 20, nevertheless, the true number of victims are more than 200. I understand that we must avoid to panic, but telling the truth it might be better now to prevent and avoid more deaths.
Hopefully reports like this will get out there and will make people realize how serious this all could become.
In the United States things are starting to become quite frightening as well. A child in Texas has become the first fatality from swine flu in the United States. In addition, there is now a report that North Carolina officials are involuntarily isolating swine flu patients. Please note the "involuntary" part of that. Imagine if this happens all over the nation and Americans who show symptoms of the swine flu start getting ripped away from their families and sent to isolation facilities and camps.
Very scary stuff.
U.S. officials now say that "a worst case scenario" for this swine flu crisis would be two million Americans dead.
That doesn't sound good.
So is this going to be the big one?
Is this the one that is going to kill millions of people?
It is too early to tell, but here is what we do know at this hour.....
First of all, this "swine flu" is not just run of the mill swine flu. It contains elements of the following.....
*European swine flu
*Asian swine flu
Now how in the world did an incredibly strong combination of these viruses appear seemingly out of nowhere?
Scientists are baffled.
Meanwhile this "swine flu" is popping up all over the U.S. and Mexico.
In Mexico alone, there are already 473 confirmed cases of the swine flu so far. Most public events have been canceled, and millions of Mexicans are hiding indoors in an attempt to escape the swine flu.
Fear of the swine flu is also causing hundreds of schools all over the United States to close their doors at least for now.
Even in Canada, there are now 89 confirmed cases of the swine flu.
These outbreaks in North America are already causing panic reactions from other parts of the world.
EU health commissioner Andorra Vassiliou has asked Europeans to postpone nonessential travel to the United States or Mexico. In addition, China has banned the import of hog and pork products from Mexico and parts of the United States.
However, the truth is that the swine flu is now spreading all over the world. New reports of swine flu cases have come in from Canada, Israel, France, New Zealand, Costa Rica and South Korea.
There is actually a really great tool that you can use to track the spread of this swine flu. You can follow the progress of the swine flu right here.
So what can we expect to see going forward?
The next few days are going to be key.
If only a few hundred people end up dying from this swine flu that is not that big of a deal. Hundreds of people die from many different causes every day.
But if this disease starts sweeping the globe and thousands of people start dying, then that could indicate that this IS the big one.
The reality is that we have been warning of a coming flu plague for quite some time on another one of our sites.
What is even more disturbing is the possibility that this new flu may be engineered. We recently reported on the unlabeled bird flu/human flu mixture that Baxter International "accidentally" sent out to other labs.
Why would our scientists mix these dangerous viruses together so recklessly? The CDC was mixing human flu and bird flu together as far back as 2004. This is incredibly dangerous to do. One mistake and a pandemic virus can be released that could kill millions of people.
In addition, it is a known fact that scientists have been able to reconstruct the 1918 Spanish flu that killed tens of millions of people around the world.
Why would scientists do such a thing? By bringing a devastating virus "back from the dead" you introduce the possibility that it could get out someday or that it could fall into the wrong hands at some point and someone could release it on purpose.
Whether this is a man-made virus or it is naturally occuring, the truth is that this flu pandemic could quickly develop into a very dangerous situation.
So how many people will this "swine flu" virus kill?
Is this going to become a massive pandemic that bring the world to a standstill?
So what should we all think about this?
The truth is that it is still way too soon to draw any firm conclusions. It will be important for all of us to stay tuned to the news over the next few days so that we can determine how to keep our families safe. However, the fact that the World Health Organization has raised the global pandemic alert level to Level 5 is certainly not a good sign.
If what Dr. Gitterle says is true, and 40-50% of those exposed to this flu come down with it, then we could be facing a pandemic of staggering proportions.
Just think about this.....if 100 million people worldwide end up contracting this flu, and if only 2% of them die from it, then that would still be 2 million dead people.
But most Americans do not seem too concerned about this outbreak. In fact, most of them are making absolutely no preparations.
In light of all of this information, hopefully you will not make the same mistake. Do what you need to do to prepare yourself and your family for what is ahead.