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Swine flu =. Hoax flu. News is just “news”…. Not the absolute truth. Let’s put swine flu (H1N1) into perspective.

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swine flu

Swine flu =

Hoax flu

news is just news

News is just “news”…

Not the absolute truth.

Let’s put swine flu (H1N1) into perspective

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O believers, if an evildoer comes to you with some news, verify it (investigate to ascertain the truth), lest you should harm others unwittingly and then regret what you have done. (Surah Hujarat v 6)

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SA - Not enough drugs to handle a pandemic

Swine Flu virus has swept the globe at “unprecedented speed,”

Swine flu may restrict some Hajj pilgrims

Drug Companies Race To Produce Swine Flu Vaccine

Roman Catholic Church Bans Handshakes As A Result Of Swine Flu

Swine Flu Kills One In The Caribbean

the best protection

The best protection

Apply the face mask correctly

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“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”

They caught us with Bird (Avian) flu and they doing it again

what are the symptoms of influenza a hin1
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF INFLUENZA A (HIN1)?

• Fever• Headache• Cough• Sore throat• Runny and stuffy nose• Extreme fatigue• Muscle aches• Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea(these symptoms may also occur, but are more common in children).

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So ….

Just about anyone could have Swine Flu

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WHO ?

WHO also announced that it would stop giving figures on the numbers infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, in order to allow countries to channel resources into close monitoring of unexpected developments and patterns in the spread of the disease.

It’s the first global flu epidemic in 41 years, as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere have climbed to nearly 30,000 cases at this time.

WHO Says Swine Flu Virus Could Delay World Economic Recovery

how do verify it

How do verify it?

Expensive and difficult nasal swab that requires special virology tests.

deaths
Deaths

816 deaths world wide in 160 countries

Europe 16’556 case with 34 deaths

'Given that countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases, the number of cases reported actually understates the real number of cases.'

odds of
Odds of …

# death by assault in your lifetime: 331/1# death by falling : 250/1# death by firearm: 325/1# death by poison: 1,400/1

# death in a plane crash # death in a car crash: 5,000/1 (SA 2700/1)# death by choking on food or something else: 5,000/1# death by drowning: 9000/1# death by murder: 20,000/1 (SA 1’800/1)# death by lightning: 71,000/1# death by dog attack: 137,000/1# death in the bathtub: 807,000/1# death by a flood: 713,000/1# death by falling out of bed: 2,000,000/1# Odds of being killed in a terrorist WMD attack: 6,000,000/1

1154 people died worldwide

1154 people died (worldwide)

Odds 8’000’000/1

yup that s right

Yup, that’s right

You at a greater risk from drowning in a bathtub

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The regular run-of-the-mill strains of influenza kill more than 35 000 Americans every year

Bird flu – WHO reports (1 June 09) 436 cases and 262 deaths (was supposed to wipe us out)

More than 25m people have died from AIDS since 1981 (up to July 07)

1.6m died from TB in 2005

SARS (Severe adult respiratory distress syndrome)– 167 deaths up to 2003 (was also supposed to kill millions)

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Why ??

Who benefits??

some beneficiaries
Some beneficiaries

Drug companies – more medications sold

Doctors – patients with mild cold will not ‘take any chances’

Medical institutions

Media – more interest = more sales

Some politicians

only treatment

Only treatment

Tamiflu

(also only treatment for bird flu)

gilead sciences inc

Only licence for oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is to:

Gilead Sciences inc

Roche – manufacturers it under licence

Patent protection till 2016

tamiflu
Tamiflu
  • USA ordered 25m doses
  • Total cost $2bn ($80 per course)
  • 65 governments have ordered
  • Orders to 2008 – 200m doses
  • Price $70= R500 per course
chairman of gilead

Chairman of Gilead

Since 1997 - 2001

Held major stocks

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Donald Rumsfeld

Former USA Secretary of defence

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Bush authorised$1.7Bn to fight bird flu – 14% went to Gilead inc

  • Gilead shares rose 700% since 2005 (when stock markets fell 40%)
  • Total revenue for 2nd quarter 09 up 29% over 2008
  • Net income for 2nd quarter 09 = $571.4m ($434m 2008)
  • Royalties from Roche ($78.8m)
  • 10% of every vaccine to Rumsfeld
so lets understand
So lets understand..

Every month 50’000 people die from AIDS in South Africa

Every day nearly 1’600 people die from AIDS

Every year 18’000 people die on our roads

25’000 people are murdered

Every year 80’000 die of TB

but we are forced to focus on

But we are forced to focus on

Influenza A (H1N1)

Swine flu

because the powers

Because the Powers

Don’t make money from treating AIDS, TB, measles, malnutrition….

news is not news

News is not news

But what they want you to know!!!