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.