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Is the Swine Flu Just a Bunch of Bullshit ?

The last thing I need when I log onto the internet is more bad news. To me, the internet is just one big escapist fantasy wherein I need not worry about the troubles of everyday life.

Issues like my crushing anxiety, social awkwardness, and my perpetual state of destitution do not need to be complimented with grim sensationalist headlines like, “Swine Flu can kill up to 90,000, says White House study”popping up on the MSN homepage.

Quick! Someone quarantine and incinerate that kid!

You know it’s either serious business or total bullshit when the White House reports it, but which is the case this time? Is Swine Flu out to kill us all? Or is it an over hyped non-issue generated by the dark fear engine that is the mainstream media?

Unlike most decisions – like which college to attend, or wire to cut – we cannot leave this up to coin toss or palm reading. No, deciding whether or not to give a damn about Swine flu will require methodology a bit more, scientific. So let’s let the numbers do the talking.

Since May of 2009 there have been 4,714 cases of Swine Flu in the United States alone, and has less confirmed deaths per year than the regular flu!

If you still fear infection, simply consider the fact that you have a 1 in 700,000 chance of being struck and killed by lightning, yet it happens to 90 people in the United States every year! I’m not a mathematician, but I’m pretty sure that brings your odds of swine death down some place between, “Pretty low” and “Michael Jackson comeback” low. IE: Not f$%#ing likely.

Still not convinced? You should then also consider the regular flu, which not only infects 35 to 50 million Americans a year, but actually kills more than 20,000 of them! Of course, most of us have had the flu multiple times (and survived) and know that unless you’re an infant or elderly person, then it really isn’t all that life threatening, despite sharing identical symptoms with its porky counterpart. (Swine flu)

Symptoms of Regular flu:

-Sore Throat

-Runny Nose

-Fever

-Lack of appetite

-Coughing

-Nausea

-headaches

-Diarrhea

Symptoms of Swine Flu:

-Sore Throat

-Runny Nose

-Fever

-Lack of appetite

-Coughing

-Nausea

headaches

-Diarrhea

If you ask me, the world losing its collective shit over swine flu was the greatest demonstration of human gullibility. A few weeks ago, in a town I was drifting through; a middle school discovered one of their students was infected with swine flue.

swine flue surgical masks

Instead of sending him home sick: They canceled class for three weeks, brought in HAZMAT teams, and sterilized the entire campus; All when a quick google check would have revealed that the swine flu isn’t much different from the regular flu, hopefully prompting an administrator to ask, “If we don’t treat regular flu like zombie plauge, why would we treat swine flu as such?”

The aforementioned information of course – while readily available to anyone who cared to look– was never discussed by the mainstream media; because peace of mind does not sell as well as fear does. And it’s not as easy to sell useless shit like designer surgical masks to a properly informed populace.

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  1. the realist man says:

    If people didn't have something to be afraid of, they could realize that fucking muslims are about to wipe off the whole western civilization.

    • Info Warriro says:

      Or maybe to the neo-fascist secretive global government that controls our world. Barack Obama is just a puppet for the New World Order (NWO). Don't worry about muslims worry about what's happening around you! And get informed at http://www.infowars.com

  2. Lauren says:

    You are aware that this same strain killed between 20 – 40 million people in 1918, yes?

    Granted this strain is weaker, but still I don't think it should be discredited completely.

    Obviously the media blows everything out of proportion but the tried and true method is that the best way to prevent an epidemic is to stop individual infections from spreading outwards. Better safe then sorry!

  3. information says:

    I read your little article here and to be honest I think your MISSING THE POINT as to why people are nervous about the H1N1. I think you should do your research and try to see it from all perspectives. The H1N1 is a worrisome strand of the flu because of the fact that it
    effects the age group of 25 and UNDER not the NORMAL 65 and older and young children . "CDC supports the conclusion that 2009 H1N1 flu has caused greater disease burden in people younger than 25 years of age than older people. At this time, there are relatively fewer cases and deaths reported in people 65 years and older, which is unusual when compared with seasonal flu"
    Your article is just as bad as the news because you are coaxing people in the other direction.
    People should just be INFORMED and not bullied into thinking its a sham or not.
    Yes the symptoms of the H1N1 are the same as the regular flu but again its affecting a DIFFERENT AGE GROUP. This is unusual!
    "The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, including 2009 H1N1 and have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Severe illnesses and deaths have occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus." " While most people who have been sick have recovered without needing medical treatment, hospitalizations and deaths from infection with this virus have occurred."

    You may also find this interesting

    "CDC laboratory studies have shown that no children and very few adults younger than 60 years old have existing antibody to 2009 H1N1 flu virus; however, about one-third of adults older than 60 may have antibodies against this virus. It is unknown how much, if any, protection may be afforded against 2009 H1N1 flu by any existing antibody."

  4. Hugo ELM says:

    I´m Mexican, I live in México, I had it, it´s real, it´s worse that it sounds.

  5. While the swine flu isn't as bad as the normal, seasonal version….the vaccines are as dangerous as ever.

  6. pedro says:

    If you are worried about swine flu, a nice mercury laced vaccine should ease your anxiety.

    • Janet says:

      I think the whole thing is an exageration of the actual truth! They are pushing vaccine and that makes me suspicious. My own personal experience with vaccines is the person I knew that had the vaccine still got sick and still missed a week or more of work!This was supposedly helping her not be as sick from the virus? Duh! She didn't have the flu shot and she missed a week of work. She had the flu shot and she missed a week of work, how is that any better?

  7. Excellent post, finally a post thats worth reading

  8. John says:

    Statistics about swine flu effecting younger age groups are somewhat misleading because they only compare those hospitalized. Total infection rates per age group are conveniently left out of the equation. Swine flu has very low infection rates among the elderly, compared to seasonal flu. This leads to false conclusions regarding the potential danger. If infection rates among young people are much higher, these age groups will automatically represent a higher percentage of those hospitalized. And if infection rates amoung young people are higher than during other seasonal outbreaks, more young people will end up in hospital with complications. It doesen’t mean that swine flu is a) more dangerous than seasonal flu or b) a greater risk to young people. If you were to compare the hospitalization rates to the total infection rates per age group, you would most likely see a regular flu pattern. 9% of all deaths occur in people over 65 seems like a low figure but it is actually a heck of a lot if you consider hardly anybody over 65 gets sick. These statistics are abused to scare the wits out of people.

    Seasonal flu kills 250.000 to 500.000 people worldwide every single year. Swine flu has killed 5000 in 8 months time and that includes the southern hemisphere where winter peaks have already passed. The only explanation has to be the low infection rates among those most vulnerable to any flu strain: the elderly. If swine flu were to infect the elderly at the same rate as the youngsters, you would find CFR and age distribution completely similar to seasonal flu.

  9. ycn says:

    lets say swine flu is "really dangerous"
    … after a week or so from the infection the person is supposed to live or die it depends on its ammunity.
    if so, what happend to the 500000 infected people i heard a week ago??
    weeeeeeird huh??

    • nnc says:

      this means one thing..all these numbers are based on nothing,,, they are changing so fast you just can"t keep up with..and if u can't how could u even talk about deaths..infections..and by the way ….why dont they talk about people who "survived"
      they just want us affraid thats all

  10. Jimbo says:

    When history repeats itself, will we notice? Apparently 1976 is too long ago for anyone to remember what happened the first time around with this alleged "swine flu".

    The NWO is desperately attempting to lay out its biometric control grid and force people to receive poisonous vaccines which additionally contain nanotechnology. These criminal eugenicists definitely have an intense desire to eliminate the baby boomer generation which holds the majority of the country's wealth, and additionally receives pensions, social security, and medical benefits. Since most don't like having needles stuck into them, the only recourse was a deceitful media fearmongering campaign that a new "pandemic" is circumventing the globe. They even tried to force healthcare workers to take the shot. As we can see, this heinous ploy, once again, has failed quite badly. The laws of nature will never permit an airborne plague to kill millions.