Putting Swine Flu in Perspective

Reblogger Julie Booth
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Thanks Terry for putting this in perspective.  We need to see these types of statistics.

Original content by Terry Chenier

Lots of hysteria has been in the news recently regarding Swine Flu.

Symptoms of H1N1 Influenza include:

Fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny of stuffy nose,

fatigue, muscle aches. nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.


5,382 worldwide in 160 countries

2,659 in South America.

So what are the odds?

Death by...

Assault: 331:1

Falling: 250:1

Firearm: 325:1

Poison: 1,400:1

Car crash: 5,000:1

Choking on food: 5,000:1

Drowning: 9,000:1

Murder: 20,000:1

Lightning: 71,000:1

Dog attack: 137,000:1

Bathtub: 807,000:1

Flood: 713,000:1

Terrorist attack: 6,000,000:1

Based on current world populations and reported deaths:

H1N1: 1,900,000:1

That's right, you're at greater risk

killing yourself by slipping in a bath tub.


Here's some other facts:

Regular run-on-the-mill influenza kills 35,000 Americans each year.

Bird Flu, which was supposed to wipe us out, killed 262.

SARS was supposed to kill millions; it killed 167 up to 2003.

A friend of mine, (a physicist), and his wife (who has a Masters degree in medicine),

twigged me on to a natural remedy for the Swine Flu.

This is wild oregano.

Studies in Georgetown, Cornell and Tennessee to name a few

have been testing the benefits of oregano, and have found it

to be a potent antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral.

Apparently, it rivals antibiotics such as

Streptomycin, Penicillin and Vacnomycin.

This is not your garden-variety oregano though,

it must be wild mountain oregano oil

grown in the Mediterranean.

I WAS going to get the vaccine,

now I'm re-thinking that.

There's a second part to this, which I'll post next week.

It's called "Who Profits?"


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