Critical Swine H1N1 Cases In Canada Raise Pandemic Concerns

*I am quite curious as to certain mysteries concerning this. Strikes me as odd that the Native population is getting hit hard…*

Currently, there are 26 people – 23 adults and three children – in intensive care units of Manitoba hospitals, using ventilators to aid their strained breathing from flu-related reasons.

It is expected many of them will be confirmed as cases of swine flu, or the H1N1 influenza A virus, Manitoba’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Joel Kettner, said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Another 25 children are in hospitals with respiratory illnesses and are being tested for swine flu, according to health officials.

Typically, at this time of year, there are very few – if any – cases of severe flu, said Kettner.

The above comments describe the deteriorating situation in Manitoba. Yesterday, 15 more ventilators were requested as the number of serious swine flu victims grows,  Media reports indicate hundreds more are sick with mild illness and large numbers of confirmed cases have also been announced in adjacent Nunavut (see updated map).  Patients on ventilators are typically in critical condition, raising concerns of a significant increase in the swine fu death toll in Canada.

The sudden jump in serious cases raises concerns that as the virus spreads and cases grow, other communities around the world may face similar episodes.

The serious cases have increase pressure on WHO to raise the pandemic phase level to 6, signaling the worldwide spread of the virus.  Although many countries outside of North America are attempting to limit spread through border checks, the virus has already spread worldwide and community spread is largely undetected because resources and testing is concentrated at airports.

As countries focus attention on community spread, the number of confirmed cases will rise dramatically, increasing pandemic concerns.


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  2. Dear Parents, Family and Friends,

    Please watch our story about *Vaccine in children causing Brain Damage* Warning to all parents. NBC news story with Benjamin Zeller & Dr. Andrew Moulden. Physicians and people in America must be aware how to measure adverse reactions to vaccines. We are dedicated to provide measures and evidence for people to make the right choice. We the people must spread the truth about vaccinations causing impaired blood flow in the brain resulting in brain damage. We must stand up and protect our infants, children’s and adults in America and abroad. Educate before you vaccinate. Once our nation recognizes the problem only then we will bring the solution.

    Please email news story to family and friends.

    With Honors,
    Benjamin Zeller

    Click on link below to watch video.

    BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton father, Ben Zeller, says his son, Ben, Jr., was a normal 11-month-old when he received the Measles, Mump and Rubella shot in November of 2004.

    Within days, he had a complete febral seizure.

    “This was a reaction to the MMR shot, there is no doubt in my mind,” Zeller said.

    Zeller was one of the first to prove his case in the Federal Vaccine Court. Last July, the court ruled his son would not have experienced the seizure if it weren’t for the MMR vaccine.

    “We have thousands of cases and we can show all vaccines are causing the exact same problem,” said Dr. Andrew Moulden, a Canadian physician gathering evidence to support a class action lawsuit.

    Moulden is spending the next week in South Florida interviewing families like the Zeller’s.

    “To stop this from going on, we have to go to the courts,” Moulden said. “They won’t stop doing this until we hold them fiscally responsible.”

    Moulden has gathered more than five thousand images of children’s faces taken before and after the MMR vaccine to help prove his case.

    The photos highlight children’s eyes turning in and out as well as the corner of their mouth dropping.

    “These are classic signs of a stroke and clearly a direct result of vaccines,” Moulden said.

    Still, many doctors and Health Departments say shots are not only safe but needed.

    “It prevents death and disability from 14 childhood diseases so it is very important to give vaccines to keep kids healthy,” said Deborah Hogan with the Florida Department of Health.

    Moulden disagrees and says the proof is in the pictures.

    “It’s time for them to listen,” he said.

    Dr. Moulden is asking all families who believe their child may have had an adverse reaction to the vaccine to send him pictures before and after.

    You can click on the newslinks tab on the WPTV homepage for the link to Dr. Moulden’s site.

  3. Dirk van Loon says:

    Have just read your “musing” from I believe June 10 in which you state,

    “I am quite curious as to certain mysteries concerning this. Strikes me as odd that the Native population is getting hit hard…”

    Have you come closer to getting a handle on any of those mysteries?

    Thanks, Drk

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