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    Re: China moves to curb virus spread

    No travel restrictions whatsoever until just recently.
    No border restrictions whatsoever until recently..even though we border the outbreak source.
    No quarantines..afaik still no quarantines. "Go home kids.. We'll tell you if you will infect anyone in a day or two."

    Pretty much every other nation
    Instituted Travel Restrictions.
    As for border..I dunno what Guatemala or Belize have done...probably more then the US.
    Quarantined infected and often suspected cases.

    Even the Mexican government shut down Mexico City for all intents.




    Its cute to say NOW that's all fine because it didn't(or hasn't yet) go bad. If it had gone bad a few days back...USA would have gotten hit very hard and in part do to the inept initial reactions.
    More concern was shown for what to name the crud then anything else.

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    Re: China moves to curb virus spread

    Swine flu epidemic in decline: Mexico

    Your alarmism is getting old Triad.

    Also, China never restricted air travel... nor did most of the countries with infected people.

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    Re: China moves to curb virus spread

    Swine flu epidemic in decline: Mexico

    Your alarmism is getting old Triad.

    Also, China never restricted air travel... nor did most of the countries with infected people.

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    Re: China moves to curb virus spread

    I said numerous times that I assumed it would pass over and fade away. Other then that I posted the news and gave my opinions on the lacksluster display of the current US government in initial weeks response.

    But now I'm an alarmist..

    China instituted travel restriction after the man in Hong Kong was found to be infected..its in one of the links around. I may have overblown other nations but the overall point in reactions in comparison to the USA was notable and stark.


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    US flu tally jumps to 245 as labs catch up

    NEW YORK The tally of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States jumped Sunday to 245 in 35 states, but officials said that's largely from catching up on a backlog of lab tests rather than a sudden spurt in new infections.

    The new count reflects streamlining in federal procedures and the results of tests by states, which have only recently begun confirming cases, said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

    Because states are now contributing their results, and because there are many cases to analyze, "I expect the numbers to jump quite a bit in the next couple days," she told reporters Sunday.

    Beyond eating into the backlog, the new number also reflects that "we do think this virus is fairly widespread," she said.

    "Virtually all of the United States probably has this virus circulating now. That doesn't mean that everybody's infected, but within the communities, the virus has arrived."

    Early Sunday, the CDC updated its number to 226 cases in 30 states, up from 160 in 21 states. Later, five more states reported confirmed cases, and new illnesses elsewhere were added to the tally.

    Mexico's health secretary said Sunday that his country's outbreak is "now in its declining phase," but Schuchat noted that the United States got off to a later start. "We believe we are just in the upswing here," she said.

    Scientists are still gathering information on how severe the nation's 30 hospitalized cases are, she said. They are mostly older children and young adults, in contrast to ordinary flu, which tends to send the elderly and very young to the hospital, Schuchat said.
    Comcast.net: US flu tally jumps to 245 as labs catch up


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    The WHO also made clear that it could* rebound on the populaces infected. IOW it could have a fall off then come back with a vengeance.
    Considering (as the article above states) the disease is likely widespread in the USA. That could be Bad.
    But their a bunch of reactionary alarmists too... I'm sure.


    ..besides you posted that China might have kept your butt in country do to it. Scaring kids?
    Last edited by Triad; 05-04-09 at 02:15 AM.

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    Re: China moves to curb virus spread

    Unless China has a cure, I don't see how they will curb anything.
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