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Swine Flu: Fact or Fiction?

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  • Swine Flu: Fact or Fiction?

    I posted this article on the big swine flu thread but am afraid its going to get buried quickly.

    This is an EXCELLENT article.

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    Re: Swine Flu: Fact or Fiction?

    FYI, I've taken both Tamiflu and the other one (don't know how to spell it) when I was exposed, BIG time, to influenza A and B both from the same person living with us for 2 weeks. I had zero side effects and did not get the flu. I have no idea if the drugs helped me not get it or not but - I'm glad I didn't get it.


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      Re: Swine Flu: Fact or Fiction?

      Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild
      Genetic data indicate this outbreak won't be as deadly as that of 1918, or even the average winter.By Karen Kaplan and Alan Zarembo
      April 30, 2009

      As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza -- at least in its current form -- isn't shaping up to be as fatal as the strains that caused some previous pandemics.

      In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.,3606923.story