I know a lot of people are scared, but I have a confession to make. I can’t help being suspicious that the general public is being whipped into a panic over a manufactured crisis. Every time I hear somebody on the news say, “Don’t panic, but…” it just sounds like they are suggesting that you’re going to feel the need to panic when you know all the facts.
It’s like talking to a little kid who just skinned her knee. Do you say, “You’re fine. There’s just a few drops of blood,” or do you scream, “Don’t look! I think you’re bleeding!” Does any mother in the world think that’s a good way to keep a 5yo from panicking?
Call me cynical, but the CDC’s Key Facts About Swine Flu simply don’t look that scary. The google map showing confirmed and suspected cases of Swine flu in the US doesn’t look that scary. Influenza already kills 35,000 people every year in the US, and nearly 10 times that many people worldwide. So far, the WHO only credits the H1N1 strain (Swine Flu) with about 13 deaths worldwide, though Mexican sources were earlier blaming it for nearly 200.
For a more balanced view than what the media is presenting, you might want to take the time to read this extensive article from Mercola.com, or watch this brief video of Ron Paul reminiscing about the 1976 outbreak. Did you know that exactly 1 person died from Swine flu back then, while at least 25 died from vaccinations and thousands suffered severe side effects of the vaccinations?
First, the government wanted to bail out our economy. Now we have a health crisis, and they’re ready to leap to our rescue again. Can I see a show of hands? Who think this might help certain parties in their goal to achieve nationalized healthcare?