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Swine flu pandemic? It feels like a phoney war

Dr John Crippen is the pseudonym of an NHS doctor who writes a popular medical blog. This is his account of the view from the GP’s surgery

Dr John Crippen is the pseudonym of an NHS doctor who writes a popular medical blog. This is his account of the view from the GP’s surgery

Oh! God, now I know it is serious. The Health Protection Agency has sent me an algorithm to tell me how to deal with swine flu. It arrived today in an email with one of those red exclamation marks at the side. An algorithm, for those who don’t know, is a “finite sequence of instructions, an explicit, step-by-step procedure for solving a problem”. It is very complicated. I do not understand it. Fortunately the primary care trust has also sent me a red exclamation mark email with instructions I can understand: “The main message remains: always use a tissue to catch coughs and sneezes, throw away used tissues and regularly wash your hands.”

I can relate to that. Trouble is, it makes me giggle. I can’t get that old jingle, from somewhere in early childhood, out of my mind. “Coughs and sneezes spread diseases, trap your germs in your handkerchief.” It has rhythm. It is best recited in a “Mail train” monotone. Lovers of Tony Hancock will want to sing it to the tune of Deutschland, Deutschland über alles.

Doctor, you’re not taking this seriously. Actually, I am. We have all read our way through the mountains of circulars that have arrived. We are having a daily practice meeting. We have one partner designated to take all the “flu”-related calls so our advice is consistent. Yesterday we had two such calls: a patient just returned from Turkey who had diarrhoea and wondered if it could be flu, and an elderly lady wanting advice about her husband who has respiratory problems. Should he be started on Tamiflu? Simple answer: No.

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May 1, 2009 Posted by | Disease, False Flag Operation, Flu, Fraud, Government, Health, Pandemic, Politics, Quarantine, Scam, Swine Flu, Viruses, World Health Organization | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Swine Flu Hysteria Spreads Faster Than Actual Virus

Why are governments acting as if armageddon is around the corner when swine flu has claimed just one victim all week?

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, May 1, 2009

Despite the fact that swine flu has claimed just one victim all week, a kill rate multiple times lower than the common flu, governments of the world are acting as if armageddon is right around the corner.

The World Health Organization calls a virus that has killed a confirmed 12 people in over a week a “threat to humanity” while talk of martial law, mandatory vaccinations and forced quarantines runs rampant.

Much of the hysteria is being fueled by people inundating hospitals and doctor’s offices who have mundane illnesses like the common cold, but who just want to “make sure” they don’t have swine flu. Such cases are immediately treated as “suspected swine flu cases” by the media and the panic spreads faster than the actual virus, which according to Mexican health officials is now clearly slowing down.

However, while media headlines and government advisors scream about a potential pandemic and hundreds of thousands of fatalities, an anonymous GP writing for the London Guardian today explains that calls from people worried they have swine flu have tailed off, while people with flu symptoms are almost non-existent.

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May 1, 2009 Posted by | Disease, False Flag Operation, Flu, Government, Health, Pandemic, Quarantine, Viruses, World Health Organization | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homeland Security Issues Alert On Mandatory Quarantine Procedures

BATF and FBI to forcibly detain Americans despite only 7 confirmed swine flu deaths in Mexico

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Department of Homeland Security has sent out an alert to health care providers outlining how BATF, FBI, and U.S. Marshals will be called upon to impose mandatory quarantines in the event of a widespread swine flu outbreak in the U.S.

According to the report, “DHS Assistant Secretary Bridger McGaw circulated the swine flu memo, which was obtained by CBSNews.com, on Monday night. It says: “The Department of Justice has established legal federal authorities pertaining to the implementation of a quarantine and enforcement. Under approval from HHS, the Surgeon General has the authority to issue quarantines.”

he memo states, “U.S. Customs and Coast Guard Officers assist in the enforcement of quarantine orders. Other DOJ law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Marshals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may also enforce quarantines. Military personnel are not authorized to engage in enforcement.”

However, a separate Defense Department planning document on dealing with pandemics states that the Pentagon will use the forces at its disposal to assist in “quarantining groups of people in order to minimize the spread of disease during an influenza pandemic” and aid in “efforts to restore and maintain order.”

As we reported yesterday, so-called “involuntary isolation” is already being enforced in certain areas of the United States. The state’s health director in North Carolina, Dr. Jeffrey Engel, said that authorities were already involuntarily isolating patients who may have the swine flu virus. He refused to divulge the location of where the victims were being quarantined.

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April 29, 2009 Posted by | DHS, Disease, End of America, Flu, Government, Health, Homeland Security, Martial Law, Pandemic, Police State, Quarantine, Swine Flu, Tyranny, Viruses | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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