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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    The breaking news right now is that a US delegate on the trip to Mexico with Obama is now showing flu symptoms. However we are reassured that this person never got within 6 feet of Obama.

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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    The breaking news right now is that a US delegate on the trip to Mexico with Obama is now showing flu symptoms. However we are reassured that this person never got within 6 feet of Obama.

    Wouldn't he have already have had contact with Obama before showing the symptons?


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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    "In his first televised address since the crisis erupted last week, President Felipe Calderon told Mexicans to stay home with their families."

    Damn, couldn't he have done that before thirty million of them escaped into the United States?

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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post

    Wouldn't he have already have had contact with Obama before showing the symptons?
    Apparently he is a lowly delegate who never got within 6 feet of Obama. The White House Press Secretary said they specifically asked him what the closest he got to Obama was and it was never closer than that. They attended a dinner together. Obama's drs. are watching him carefully but they think the window of exposure is such that if Obama was exposed he'd be showing symptoms by now and he's fine.

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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Obama already came into direct contact with a man who died from it.
    A man who shook Barack Obama's hand in Mexico died the next week from symptoms similar to those of swine flu.

    The White House insisted the President's health was not in any danger, but he was said to be taking the threat of an epidemic 'very seriously'.

    The President's health advisers were already concerned about his visit south of the border after learning the contagious virus first struck in Mexico City on April 13 - three days before Mr Obama flew in to meet government officials.

    Their alarm grew after learning that Felipe Solis, director of the National Anthropology Museum, had died from pneumonia.
    Obama's swine flu scare after shaking hands with archaeologist who died a week later | Mail Online


    Anyway- the aide=
    White House aide's family likely has swine flu
    Apr 30 01:13 PM US/Eastern

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A member of the U.S. delegation that helped prepare Energy Secretary Steven Chu's trip to Mexico City has demonstrated flu-like symptoms and his family members have tested probable for swine flu.

    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday that three members of an aide's family are being tested to see if they have the same strain of swine flu that is threatening to become a pandemic. The aide worked in presidential advance, which is responsible for planning and preparing trips.

    Gibbs said that Secretary Chu has not experienced any symptoms. The spokesman also said that President Barack Obama also has had no symptoms of the virus and doctors see no need to conduct any tests on his health.
    White House aide's family likely has swine flu


    Oh and the first death in US--had a trip to the mall.
    Toddler who died of swine flu visited Houston mall
    Apr 30 09:54 AM US/Eastern
    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    Associated Press Writers

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Mexico City toddler who became the first swine-flu death on U.S. soil spent a day with his family shopping at a huge Houston indoor mall the day before he began to show symptoms.

    Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos says the Brownsville family with whom the toddler was staying said they spent three nights in Houston just before he fell ill.

    Hospital and health officials said Wednesday that the 23-month old Mexico City boy arrived in Brownsville on April 4 and was hospitalized four days later.
    They said he had no outside contact once he was hospitalized. The family has shown no symptoms.
    Toddler who died of swine flu visited Houston mall

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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Did you all watch the press conference with the White House Press Secretary. I heard tons of coughing through the whole thing.

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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Did you all watch the press conference with the White House Press Secretary. I heard tons of coughing through the whole thing.
    We need to sterilize our government and the media.
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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    The breaking news right now is that a US delegate on the trip to Mexico with Obama is now showing flu symptoms. However we are reassured that this person never got within 6 feet of Obama.
    Do you remember when Bush offered Obama that hand cleaner at the WH and everyone got all creeped out? Yeah, well who are the morons now?
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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Do you remember when Bush offered Obama that hand cleaner at the WH and everyone got all creeped out? Yeah, well who are the morons now?
    Bush and company are still the morons. That was easy. Wait, was that a rhetorical question? Oh, well.


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    Re: Mexico Shuts Government; Pandemic Imminent

    WASHINGTON Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is asserting that the description she initially gave of the border swine-flu monitoring effort no longer applies.

    Appearing Wednesday before a Senate panel, Napolitano said that "passive surveillance" is "not an accurate picture of what is going on" at U.S. entry points. She had used that term Tuesday morning to describe the nature of the monitoring for illness.
    Napolitano retracts 'passive surveillance' term


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