Watch the mutation of H1N1 in the Southern Hemisphere.

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    Swine Flu has been flirting with some serious mutations that can make it more deadly.

    It is flu season on the southern half of our globe. All human Type A Influenza strains mutate over time. We are starting to see Tamiflu resistance in more and more cases (H274Y positive).

    We are also seeing a deep chest attacking mutation like the mutation that caused so many pneumonia deaths in the Ukraine a few months ago (D225 G/N.). If H1N1 sweeps back into the northern hemisphere with that mutation, the death rate could go up appreciably. As in the Ukraine H1N1 is acting like ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ). It is believed that the same mutation (D225 G/N) was responsible for a large percentage of pneumonia deaths from Spanish Flu (also H1N1) in 1918.

    This is not a prediction of impending doom, just a warning to keep your eyes open. We may find that the present flu vaccine that they are still pushing will not be effective on this new strain of H1N1 if it continues to mutate as much as we have seen.
     
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    Brits don't believe Tamiflu works...
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    British medical journal slams Roche on Tamiflu
    12 Nov.`12 — A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu.
     
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    I read recently that researchers in Taiwan were surprised at the positive effect that methamphetamine has on the swine flu virus. They say the drug itself is more harmful then the flu but maybe it will lead to a few new branches of research to combat the flu.
     
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    Resistance to the existing flu drugs is becoming an increasing problem...
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    Flu drug 'shows promise' in overcoming resistance
    21 February 2013 - A new type of flu drug that can stop resistant strains in their tracks shows promise, say US researchers.
     
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    The scandal surrounding Tamiflu and the direct link to Rumsfeld becoming a billionaire is well documented .
    Many thought that the Swine Flu virus appeared to have been engineered and this topic has apparently disappeared from general discussion . Is that because the alleged International virologists who first proposed the idea have changed their minds , or are there interesting other reasons?
    I have been predisposed to believe that there are powerful groups who might see the introduction of engineered viruses as one way of controlling and reducing population and possibly on a selective basis -- essentially by age and expected fertility --- as possible ways of manipulating the population ceiling .
    Hopefully this does not mean that i have " lost the plot" . Rather , that there are strands of evidence and thought that are strange and worth further investigation .
     
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    I am so glad to see I am not the only one suspicious of these deadly flus going around.
     

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