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Old 04-29-2009   #1516 (permalink)
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So far the AI we are at (occidental grand, Cozumel) is as open as when we arrived.
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Old 04-29-2009   #1517 (permalink)
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Without reading 1500+ posts, can anyone tell me...is there any confirmed cases of Swine Flu in Quintana Roo? or Yucatan?

We are due to arrive next week and need to make a travel decision really quick.

This is madness.
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Old 04-29-2009   #1518 (permalink)
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Please correct me, if I am wrong, but did I read in this thread that the 1918 pandemic affected nearly 50% of the population? In today's numbers, that would require some 3 billion doses, would it not? They will never reach even a decent percentage of that.
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Pandemic Influenza in History
Historically, the 20th century has seen three pandemics of influenza:
• 1918 influenza pandemic caused at least 675,000 U.S. deaths and up to 50 million deaths worldwide
• 1957 influenza pandemic caused at least 70,000 U.S. deaths and 1-2 million deaths worldwide
• 1968 influenza pandemic caused about 34,000 U.S. deaths and
700,000 deaths worldwide
Source: PandemicFlu.gov
So, if you can note, the victims decrease both worldwide and in the USA.
My educated reasoning? Better medicine, better diagnosis, better equipment, better treatment protocols, more information between health authorities, better communication between governments, etc.
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Old 04-29-2009   #1519 (permalink)
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I'm sorry, I know this is a very serious situation, there and everywhere else, but the image that immediately came to mind the moment I started reading your post was of Bobby Jindal's response speech that night back in January, after the State of the Union, you know, and that hokey delivery he had that night, combined with this topic.

I'm still shaking my head, trying to get that out of there!

Steve
I missed that speech - I think it was when my Mom was in the hospital !

Several of my co-workers in New Orleans told me that rumor around town is that the flu has hit New Orleans but Ray Naquin is trying to keep it hush hush so the tourists will not boycott the Jazz Fest !
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Old 04-29-2009   #1520 (permalink)
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The whole "confirmed" thing is a bunch of BS. Like I said before, if someone says they heard a guy a mile away was shooting at people, I dont need it to be "confirmed" to know what the prudent course of action should be. What are you going to say in 2 days if and when (very likely IMO) there ARE confirmed cases? Whats the excuse then?

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what are you gonna say when in 2 days when it's in minnesota?

Joshan, I think it will look something like this:








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Old 04-29-2009   #1521 (permalink)
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The World Health Organization has already came out and said the 159 number was wrong. Stop believeing media hype and get your info from the source. Here is what the WHO says on todays report

As of 18:00 GMT, 29 April 2009, nine countries have officially reported 148 cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection. The United States Government has reported 91 laboratory confirmed human cases, with one death. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection including seven deaths.

And here is the link because I am sure you wiill say I am wrong. There are more cases of it in the US than in mexico if you read the link competely.

WHO | Swine influenza - update 5



AAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!



ALL of us must IMMEDIATELY evacuate the United States and go to Q Roo where there are NO reported cases!!! The U.S. has become a festering zone of viral soup!!!


FOR THE SAKE OF THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY, WE MUST ALL GO TO THE BEACH IMMEDIATELY!!!



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Old 04-29-2009   #1522 (permalink)
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All UIL events have been postphoned till May 11. no high school or jr high events at all.


All Fort Worth ISD schools closed!
Hysteria!
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Old 04-29-2009   #1523 (permalink)
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AAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!



ALL of us must IMMEDIATELY evacuate the United States and go to Q Roo where there are NO reported cases!!! The U.S. has become a festering zone of viral soup!!!


FOR THE SAKE OF THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY, WE MUST ALL GO TO THE BEACH IMMEDIATELY!!!



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The KY Derby is still going to happen

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WHAS11) -- Kentucky's health commissioner said Monday he expects the Kentucky Derby to go on as scheduled Saturday, despite concerns about the spread of swine flu.
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"Since the nature of this virus is so unpredictable, I have to leave enough open room to say I can't guarantee that," said Dr. William Hacker. "It's our assumptions that the derby will continue as planned and be successful."
Hacker said he has informed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the derby will bring "a surge of individuals from around the world."
No cases have been confirmed in Kentucky, but the derby is expected to draw some 300,000 people to Kentucky, most of whom will be in shoulder-to-shoulder contact at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Hacker said health officials will continue to monitor the number and severity of cases leading up to the Kentucky Derby. "But before we have any discussions that would affect derby plans, certainly I have no information today that makes me want to do that."
The World Health Organization says there are now 40 confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States and it is "very concerned" about the disease's spread.
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Did that surprise you? We started emailing people with upcoming arrivals, asking them to reconfirm (or indicate if they preferred to rebook or just cancel) over 48 hours ago, now, as soon as the CDC advisory came out.

Steve

The nice personal phone all suprised me. Also, it is a time share so we are not paying for the room. I figured it would be an email or something.
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Old 04-29-2009   #1526 (permalink)
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Joshan, I think it will look something like this:








Stewie, I think I have to go to the movies (never, ever do), because I have NO idea what you mean by this picture.

And Joshan, Minnesota has it's own probable case. Two schools are even closed.
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Old 04-29-2009   #1527 (permalink)
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This from the Diario de Yucatan


This from the Diario de Yucatan


It urges states to join the above.

Suspending non-essential work of economic sectors, but remain in the sectors supplying medicine, food, goods and services are guaranteed.

Remain open, markets, miscellaneous, banks, pharmacies, gas stations, garbage collection and restaurants.

The timing of these actions will only be 1 to May 5, and only insofar as the health of Mexicans.

Did anyone read this?
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Old 04-29-2009   #1528 (permalink)
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I actually got a call from my resort asking if we are still going.

I guess they are trying to get a head count for staffing reasons.

I just hope our flights don't get screwed up
We got the same call tonight. I asked for an upgrade, but didn't get it.
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Old 04-29-2009   #1529 (permalink)
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Is this what you call stabilized

All nonessential Mexican government offices and businesses ordered to close from May 1-5, Mexico's health secretary says.

CNN.com

I wonder if they have it correct
Just for your info (not Roni, but newbies). In Mexico, May 1 (Friday this year) is Labor day. May 5 (Tuesday this year) is the anniversary of Puebla battle against the French army.
Both are celebrated by shutting down all business, commerce, bank and government offices, that is in a normal situation. In Mexico we love the long weekends, so May 5th would lead to take also May 4th off (we call that measure a "puente" which translates to "Bridge" because it is bridging one workable day between holiday and weekend.

This past weekend the minister of Health and the minister of Education decided to shut down schools til May 6th. the date was choosen because between May 1st to May 5th there was only ONE working day -May 4th-, so they declared that the students would not loose too many days of classes.
This CNN.com declaration just adds to that.
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Did anyone read this?
My eyes are glazed over.....what the heck are they saying???
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