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China Begins Mass Slaughter Of Poultry As Bird Flu Kills Six, On Verge Of Becoming Epidemic: Realtime Victim Map

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While everyone is fascinated by the unraveling slow-motion North Korean theatrical trainwreck, which is nothing but a desperate attempt by a broke "leader" to get paid some "nuisance" cash by the west just so he goes away, the real Asian story has been the latest outbreak of birdflu in China which has not only claimed six lives already (and many more coming), but is starting to have major spillover effects on the broader economy, such as mass slaughter of poultry at local markets - a move which will have certain inflationary effects to an economy already on the cusp of losing the war with the G-7's hot money.

SCMP reports:

A sixth person has died of H7N9 bird flu in China, state media said on Friday, after authorities slaughtered poultry in a mass cull at a Shanghai market where the virus has been detected.

 

The latest fatality was a 64-year-old farmer who died in Huzhou, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, local officials said according to the state Xinhua news agency.

 

He is thought to be among 14 previously confirmed human cases of H7N9, and is the second person from Zhejiang to die from the strain, with the other four fatalities in Shanghai, China’s commercial hub.

 

In Taiwan, health authorities were closely monitoring two people who had experienced fever and had recently arrived in Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, Central News Agency reported on Friday.

 

The two patients, a mainlander who came from Jiangsu and a Taiwan resident arrived from Shanghai, underwent tests for the H7N9 virus on Thursday, the news agency quoted the disease control centre official as saying.

 

The official said they would have the test results ready as early as Friday afternoon, the report said.

Never late to the scene, the WHO has arrived, and is doing it best Kevin Bacon-in-Animal House impression:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has played down fears over the H7N9 strain, saying there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission, but that it was crucial to find out how the virus infects humans.

 

Like the H5N1 variant which typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact, experts fear such viruses could mutate into a form easily transmissible between humans, with the potential to trigger a pandemic.

 

The first two deaths from the virus, which had not been seen before in humans, occurred in February but were not reported by authorities until late March. Officials said the delay in announcing the results was because it took time to determine the cause of the illness.

 

The state-run China Daily on Friday quoted the ministry of health in Beijing as pledging “open and transparent exchanges with the WHO and other countries and regions”.

Alas this is cold comfort to various chickens that were brutally massacred overnight - the first of many:

In Shanghai, the poultry cull was carried out at the Huhuai market in a western suburb of Shanghai following the discovery of the virus in pigeon samples, Xinhua reported.

 

Images posted on the Sina Weibo microblog by a local television reporter showed men in protective clothing and facemasks entering the market during the night, and dozens of empty birdcages stacked in the middle of the market.

 

On Friday morning, the entrance to the poultry section was concealed with wooden boards and sealed off with plastic tape, with a police car parked nearby and white disinfectant powder sprinkled in the street.

 

Two staff members at the market said the slaughter was completed overnight, but one of them added: “Of course, I’m worried.”

As he should be: the virus is rapidly spreading.

Experts are concerned that the virus appears to have spread across a wide geographical area, with people sickened not only in Shanghai, but also the nearby provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui.

 

“I am cautiously worried,” virologist John Oxford of the Queen Mary University of London said.

 

“If there were four cases in Shanghai, I would be much less concerned, but because it is so geographically widespread I think it is trying to tell us something.” State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Friday that health ministry officials were meeting with agricultural personnel to draw up an action plan aimed at “preventing the spreading of the disease”.

For those concerned, here is what "it may be trying to tell us" - an interactive map of all the most recently reported casualties and victims of the latest outbreak of H7N9.

 


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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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Maybe it's natures way of telling us we have reached our population limit.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:03 | Link to Comment new game
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beyond the edge; aloft temporarily

 

long glide wings and chutes...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment ZippyBananaPants
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LAST POPE, his time in office may not be long.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:10 | Link to Comment Pinto Currency
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China begins mass slaughter of its chickens just as Japan starts mass slaughter of its bonds.

 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:14 | Link to Comment Rubicon
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Be a man, fuck a chicken.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Don't you mean choke a chicken?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment Stackers
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6 people is now a borderline epidemic ?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:54 | Link to Comment i-dog
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It's serious ... really, really serious! In the last epidemic, nearly 80 people died. Tyler wants you to worry yourself sick over this ... though he did forget to mention the context that the "normal" flu causes "about three to five million yearly cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza).

So, be a good citizen and ... worry!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:02 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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It's not how many people die, it's the mortality rate of the people who have been infected.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:43 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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And you got your science degree, where?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment Hi Ho Silver
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ACME I'm sure.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment Rusty Trombone
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6 people dead out of 14 *known* infected equals a mortality rate of >40% you fucking retard.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment hannah
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....and these are the 'reported' numbers. do you think that in a country with billions of people that maybe a few die in a grungie backroom sweatshop and are just dumped in the trash heap....

 

 

*and by 'few' i mean thousands.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Socratic Dog
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Yeah, well it's also the "reported" cases.  14 reported cases means, what, 14,000 unreported cases?  If they're reported, they're serious illness, so that leaves out all the non-serious illness, or asymptomatic exposures.

He's right, Tyler is reporting every little storm in a teacup like it's the end of the bloody world.  Just like the MSM.  Shame on you Tyler.  And shame on you for not seeing this for what it is, just another vaccine-company pump.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 13:34 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Yes that was the point I was making. Spanish Flu (1918-20) had a mortality rate of 2%. That outbreak killed an estimated 20-100 million people.

You are right there are some fucking retards on here, namely SAT 800.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:29 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Can any one of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  (Matt 6:27)

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment Matt
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Only if the worrying causes you to take action to protect yourself from whatever is causing the worry.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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 - And only if that action is "effective". Running around the Interwebs like a headless chicken (bad pun intended!) probably doesn't count towards "effective action".

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:01 | Link to Comment knukles
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Stackers...

Yeah, like WTF?
6 people is an epidemic?

This all part of the Hegelian Dialectic, to divert the peasantry's attention to the otherwise insignificant in order that the Grand Plans continue with the full support of a frightened, ever compliant populace placing trust, greater power and control into the hands of an "apparently" benevolent, all powerful, knowing State.

Chicken-Shit

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:02 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Ah remember this is China we are talking about, if they report 6 people infected it is more like 600 in reality.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:23 | Link to Comment ihedgemyhedges
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Not a problem.  River pork supplies are up I hear......

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Fortune cookie:  You will see your sweet and sour chicken again.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment 11b40
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New Fortune Cookie: That wasn't chicken!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Why so fast?, it takes 6 months to slaughter a bondy.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment monkeyboy
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So 6 deaths amounts to an epidemic?

So what then constitutes the death count of a pandemic?

Or are we talking about the chickens and their feathered brethren? 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment negative rates
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It was the death of all those treasuries -vs- the hot money issue that started the 6 snowballs a rollin downhill.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:26 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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14 people now qualifies as a pandemic. 24 people now qualifies as pandemonium. They have strict standards over there in China.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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PANDEMONIUM? Oh my God. Now the pandas are getting sick too.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:09 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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A dash of V for Vendetta with a sprinkle of 12 monkeys. Extra bullish for garlic.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:06 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Is "6" a seasonally adjusted number with the 'Deflator' applied?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:29 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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...and if the real number is a negative print, what would that mean?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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That bird flu actually raises humans from the dead.

Yay zombie supervirus!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:34 | Link to Comment SeverinSlade
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Hold on, my tin foil hat got stuck on my head:

http://www.voanews.com/content/bird-flu-studies-resume-reuters/1589672.html

Um...so they have been studying how bird flu could be weaponized...and now this is happening?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:17 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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from your link...Fauci says most countries conducting H5N1 funding get the lion’s share of their funding from the U.S. government, and grants are made based on the National Institutes of Health's determination that the scientific investigation is necessary...

all reading of the media nowadays requires a kind of retooling of the brain to recognize, reflect upon, and then counter doublespeak of all descriptions:

NIH=Ft Detrick=taxpayer funded bioweaponry laboratories(originally a dynamic 'private\public partnership' between .gov&Litton) that turn out consecutive designer diseases which the MIC then disperses over unsuspecting civilian populations to guage the efficacy thereof...cf -Punta Gorda Fla, Brockville On...etc.,also see Plum Is re Lyme disease\ticks.

In keeping with the takeover of all aspects of the Merikan power structure by the tiny terrorist statelet in the ME, R&D(and accompanying MERIKAN! taxpayer funding)gradually moves east to Nes Tsiona(the Dimona of sionist biological warfare research)where the application of 'race specific' dna targeting bioweapons is pursued(see http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v17/v17n6p24_Weber.html) and the "ethnic bomb" developed...

first application of which was the 2003 "SARS" epidemic which targets certain far eastern groups but has the weird unintended consequence of laying low certain elements of the askenazi populace!...and is 'pulled' after failing to achieve the projected 80% kill ratio.

All phony flu propaganda subsequent is a result of the conspiracy to condemn populations to debilitating side effects from toxic vaccine campaigns in keeping with the mandate of the international cabbalist criminal conspiracy to reduce populations and destroy western civilization...

It was Uri who enlightened me regarding the Nes Zionna [Tsiona] facility. It was, he said, an ABC warfare laboratory -- ABC standing for atomic, biological and chemical. It was where our top epidemiological scientists were developing various doomsday machines. Because we were so vulnerable and would not have a second chance should there be an all-out war in which this type of weapon would be needed, there was no room for error. The [captured] Palestinian infiltrators came in handy in this regard. As human guinea pigs, they could make sure the weapons the scientists were developing worked properly and could verify how fast they worked and make them even more efficient\from Victor Ostrovsky, a former case officer of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency -The Other Side of Deception

Of course, this is all tin foil hat stuff: nothin to see here...move along now!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:31 | Link to Comment knukles
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TROOF!
How many fail to see the light....

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:23 | Link to Comment prains
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SUPER TROOF

how many can't see the SAME FUCKING TIMING as the LAST "outbreak", IT'S ALL BEEN PLANTED just like the last time.

 

this is your chemical version of building 7, but hey the tin's making me sweat

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Jack Napier
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They've had all these flu strains in labs for who knows how many years. Just a matter of setting them free. Ask Boyd Graves about HIV/AIDS.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:17 | Link to Comment Groundhog Day
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Got a notice from Paul Krugman....Bird flu will be positive for GDP as BIG Pharma will stick it to everyone....now STFU and BTFD

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Oh well, that's alright then, if Paul says so; but I guess I won't pet my chicken today; just in case.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | Link to Comment razorthin
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Yummmm.  All-you-can-eat General Tsao's.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Croesus
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First they came for the pigs , and I did not speak out--
    because I was not a pig;


Then they came for the chickens, and I did not speak out--
    because I was not a chicken;

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:27 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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Funny... on one level... not so funny on another.  When the liquidation of unfunded liabilities begins in earnest, these events won't seem connected.  May be, may not be.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | Link to Comment falak pema
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pigs and swans, now fowl birds gone foul : the flu is running in the rivers and poultry pens of Fu Man Chu! 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:05 | Link to Comment RideTheWalrus
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Its the fish flu you have to worry about

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:15 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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While the black swan imagery captures the imagination, I'm beginning to think that another manifestation of it may be a very unhappy, frustrated, ugly and angry Michelle. 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Is that what they meant by bacon shortage?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:04 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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If this mutates to a form of airborne infection, it's on like Donkey Kong ...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:10 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Looks like yer avatar is infected...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Right! Question is: With what?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:26 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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It surely isn't hopium

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:29 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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And I am proud of that!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:04 | Link to Comment pods
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The flu kills thousands every year.  I am supposed to be worried about 6 people in China who died?

Just another yearly installment of live in fear and increase the budget of the WHO, CDC, etc.

Oh, and make sure you get your shots.

Take some Vitamin D, green tea, and live life.

pods

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Or, better yet, set sail for open sea. That would decrease your chances of getting any flu substantially, plus it would open up an opportunity for correct handling of precious metals ...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Set sail for the irradiated Pacific... Head straight for the garbage swirl, you'll be safe there...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Where is there any place on shore that's not irradiated? Not to disagree with you on this, but if you know a place, where that's not a problem, please let me know.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:51 | Link to Comment Prisoners_dilemna
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Howe Caverns? Dibbs!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:12 | Link to Comment malikai
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How dare you interrupt this installment of Apocalypse Fever!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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Yes, the flu kills 30,000 and the vaccine kills the same amount. Choose your poison.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:16 | Link to Comment Croesus
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+1,000,000

 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Citations?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:28 | Link to Comment Hulk
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He was cited for doing 69 in a Ferraro back in the 80's...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:31 | Link to Comment recidivist
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Geraldine?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:35 | Link to Comment Leraconteur
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Like most anti-vaccine fanatics you are young and cannot comprehend that now that a disease has been reduced, the side effects will be the only 'illness' that you see.

What you do not see, what you did not see, because you are young and the disease was limited or eliminated, is that children died of the measles in the 50's and 60's, and ended up on on crutches if they were lucky during a polio epidemic, and many more died of the flu before vaccinations. Remove all vaccines to get your double blind study wish and you will see many more die, but you likely lack the cognition to recognise that when it happens.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Croesus
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It occurs to me, that mankind existed for thousands of years prior to the advent of allopathic medicine, and vaccines of any kind. 

Dotgov keeps grumbling about gun control......why don't you look at the figures for how many people are killed each year by the medical establishment. 

I have yet to get a "flu shot", and somehow, by some impossible miracle...........I haven't gotten the flu. Hell, I haven't even had a cold in 10 years.

The medical establishment, the Bernank (and others like him), and biotech all have one thing in common:

They fuck with the natural order of the world, because in their academic arrogance, they are convinced that there will be no consequences.

And yet, while they were in school, they probably did learn that "for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction".

Guess they were asleep in class that day.

Croesus

PS> I'm not that young.

 

 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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Well, by "some impossible miracle" I have not had Influenza since 1968. Sometimes I've had the vaccine, often not.

It is just a case of successfully avoiding contact with those who are infected (and infectious) but still asymptomatic.

Which boils down to a) luck, and b) absence of a significant disease reservoir.

I note that reputable information souces (e.g. the WHO) state clearly that there is not an effective vaccine available at present, and the likelihood of such a vaccine being available in bulk, in a timely fashion, is low. So there is no benefit in vaccination (yet).

However, if this particular recombination does turn out to have potential for significant interperson spread, I will have no hesitation in being towards the front of the queue for vaccination. I would stongly suggest you should think this way too. I have seen patients die fron H5N1 in the last "mini-Pandemic". It's not a nice way to go.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:48 | Link to Comment pods
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I am not an anti-vaccine fanatic, but have serious questions about efficacy.

First.  The actual theory of how a vaccine works.

An attenuated virus or virus fragments are introduced into a body, usually along with an adjuvant.  This creates an immune response which will protect those inoculated from actual illness from a viral exposure.

The vaccine works best in those who have well functioning and highly developed immune systems, and is least effective in those who would benefit it the most (compromised immune systems).

That right there is a big warning that vaccines might not be what they are portrayed as.

The shittiest thing about vaccines is that they were developed around the time we learned of disease transmission.  So vaccines were credited when it may not have been vaccines at all.

Now it is gospel that vaccines are the answer.  And belief has no business being involved in science.

I will not go so far as to say they are ineffective, but that is only because there are no efficacy studies, which every other drug on the market must go through. Granted those drugs are compared to placebo and not compared to both placebo and other drugs in the same family/class, but it is a start.  Vaccines must rely on broad statistical studies and other easily manipulated data.

pods

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:36 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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Well, the vaccination - led Global eradication of Smallpox is a start. Add in significant (i.e. VERY significant) reduction in morbidity from Measles, Polio (well on the way for Global eradication, certainly now "effective Global control"), Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Diphtheria . . . . . . .

There are decades of very reputable, widely published evidence that vaccination is effective and has a good safety margin. ALL drugs - including ALL "Natural Products", can kill, so just because the Pharmaceutical Industry is involved, does not by default mean "it's bad for you".

As to the "immunosuppressed" argument - easy. We use the proven technique of repeated challenge ("booster" vaccination). In the REALLY immunocompromised (extensive chemotherapy / transplant (with rejection history) / immunosuppressive disease patient, OK we won't reach the "gold standard" of antibody titres, but we can at least provide partial protection - and some is always better than none.

It all boils down to the personal "Risk vs. Benefit" analysis. Whilst vaccination is voluntary, you may choose. In my case, I have seen patients die from Influenza. It is not a nice way to go, and if the WHO considers there to be a genuine risk, I'll be getting the vaccine.

You would be well advised to do the same too . . . . . . .

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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+1 pods

Doesn't quite meet the standard of the pale horse of Rev 6...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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That 6 people died... not significant.  Culling of herds and flocks... more interesting.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment pods
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Yeah, definitely something to keep a watch on.  If "farms" in China are anything like some big ones here, that could light up the place in no time.

Top down places tend to be pretty heavy handed, so who knows at this point?

pods

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Toolshed
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If all those recent swine deaths are a result of this flu strain it will be very bad news. If pigs are vulnerable to a flu strain it will usually spread easily to huimans as well.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:53 | Link to Comment resurger
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Am going to Guangzhou on the 22nd  for the fair ...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:22 | Link to Comment Toolshed
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Yep, the flu kills thousands every year, but is contracted by many millions. This nasty strain has a kill rate of over 50% it appears. So if many millions contract it.........do the math. Don't worry, be happy and BTFD by all means, since there is nothing to worry about. I thought ZH readers had more sense than the average fool, but I guess not.

Off topic:

I picked up an order at Gainesville Coins last night and it looked like the lay-away line at Wal Mart. Took me 45 min. just to pick the order up. I appeared to be the only one who was picking up. Everyone else was buying on site with big wads of cash. Some of the sheeple may be getting a clue.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:08 | Link to Comment eigenvalue
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Why not nuke the affected regions? If there all the critters there are wiped out, the rest of the Chinese won't worry about bird flu any more.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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I'll tell you why not: Because that would not harm the virus effectively. It is barely alive, and much more complex forms of life can endure the radiation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinococcus_radiodurans

To really kill off the virus you would need a surface blast in the megaton range, and even that would only effect a few squaremiles ....

By the way one could greatly increase the mutation rate of the virus, leading with bad luck to the aforementioned form of airborne disease, so no, nuking won't help

But since it is always very spectacular, why not do it just for the fun of it, right?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment Matt
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Also, it is a BIRD FLU. meaning it is in migratory birds. If you had found patient zero and did it fast enough, you might be able to sterilize an area. Once you have migratory birds spreading it thousands of miles, it gets a lot more complicated.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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Thermal inactivation is far more effective. So you'd be better off using a thermobaric weapon.

(After the Japanese incident we really don't want even more radiation problems in that area, thanks!)

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:28 | Link to Comment negative rates
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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, what comes around goes around, YOU DON'T LIVE IN LA DO YA?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Redirect those two subs to Shanghai, and make sure they are seen flying the stars and stripes before detonation. Kim thinks of everything!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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It makes one wonder how these new strains get started. We know based on some recent reports that they can be bio-engineered.

Back in the middle ages there were reports of people in some kind of protective suit spraying something and then the plague would appear in the same location. These reports have been scrubbed from all history books ... but not all written records.

 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:16 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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So, are you suggesting that some foul, or is it fowl play, is afoot, possibly china's currency/proxy wars were bumped up 3 levels?

Everythings a business model, especially, war

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:10 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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China needs to use linked inflation like the Fed. If pork prices are up and chicken prices head higher, just substitute Kobe Beef prices into the inflation index. With the yen falling like a rock Kobe Beef is getting cheaper!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:12 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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"I am cautiously worried."

What a load of unspeak. How does that relate to: I am optimistically concerned?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Include me out!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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+1

You are an artist of many mediums, WB7

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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He's simply the best. Period.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:29 | Link to Comment negative rates
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I would go that far, he can't even put out a fire to save his oWn life.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment OldE_Ant
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I recently used 'cautious optimism' in a sentence to my wife.  As a joke she said ' so your optimistically cautious?'

I laughed.   Worst thing was my ever economically optimistic uncle told me that we had hit the good times peak and were rolling over.   I was like 'reaaaalllllyyyy?'.

<sarc>FED will print 'salvation' for all.  The gates of 'heaven' will open and the singing angels (aka the roar of the alien engines as they land) will come.</sarc>

Looking like the momentum trade on earth is 'tomorrow will suck worse than today'.  <sarc>But hey we have new i-People so no-one will notice the stink from all the dead bodies.</sarc>

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment TheProphet
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Yes. A statement of confounding clarity, if I've ever read one.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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the bernank should go french kiss a sick chinken

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:20 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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"chinken"; well done

Not sure which party would fare worse from that exchange.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Croesus
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Probably the Chicken....

Try to see it from the chicken's point of view:

You're already sick, and probably going to be killed soon. If that's not enough, all of a sudden, some sleazy-looking American shows up in a helicopter, throwing money around, and trying to sexually assault you?

Save the Chickens! (and Chinkens, too)

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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since the C-key is not next to the N-key, I infer that was intentional.

I believe you have coined a new word, my friend.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment HD
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What did that chicken ever do to anybody?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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One day we may all be "chickens".  Most of us anyway. 

Value life.  If not, offer yourself first, as humanity does not your kind in the gene pool any more.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:16 | Link to Comment Silverhog
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Why not a drop a basket of these chickens in North Korea.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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+1  I think you have the highest LOL-to-post ratio on the roster, SH

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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They should have given N. Korea the pigs too.

What's worse, sickness or starvation?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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No more traveling for my chickens. 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:26 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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You better take their passports away.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | Link to Comment Cow
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If China says only six died, well than only six died.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:23 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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http://www.recombinomics.com/feed.xml

 

H7N9 Avian Swine Human Adaptation
Recombinomics Commentary 20:30
April 4, 2013

Chinese chicken excrement to sell feed the pigs

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04041302/H7N9_Swine_Q226L_Adapt.html

 


Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:24 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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About time someone triggered the nuclear option.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Gotta believe the Tylers are enjoying some of the high-quality deadpan posts on this one.  Seems everyone is coffeed-up and on their game.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:28 | Link to Comment I Am Not a Copp...
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This is obviously bullish, so why are futures tanking?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Goldman's HFT algos are down for maintenance.  Should be up again mid-afternoon for the ramp.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:37 | Link to Comment Youri Carma
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Feeding chicken excrement to pigs probable cause of the many dead pigs and now humans http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04041302/H7N9_Swine_Q226L_Adapt.html

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:42 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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But they told me it was chocolate pudding! They lied to me!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment recidivist
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They told me it was soylent brown...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:41 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Can't we just "print" a vaccine?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:44 | Link to Comment SpiceMustFlow
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Somehow this is Obama's fault

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:45 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Sale today on Kung Pao Chicken.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:54 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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This is very good for U.S. poultry producers.  Bring it!!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:58 | Link to Comment Prisoners_dilemna
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This is really an unfortunate turn of events... I was finally ready to click and "meet my asian lady"...
Even ZH is advertising shit that will kill me...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Click on the Russian girls instead.  They're hotter, anyway. 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Concentrate on your breathing, and you'll be able to resist.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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Better make sure she's not the one wearing the feather boa! (just in case the feathers are a temporary home to "something extra"!)

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:58 | Link to Comment Fezter
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Swine Flu, Chicken Virus.....I like pork and chicken.....why can we have a smug, self-congratulatory, gun-grabbing, tree hugging, nanny, lefty virus....

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:59 | Link to Comment irie1029
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Coming to a river near you!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:00 | Link to Comment Sandmann
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Year of the Snake....enough said

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:00 | Link to Comment Smuckers
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Pigs no good, chicken no good, beef is horsemeat....
I guess as long as they don't fuck up lettuce, I'll be fine.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment Smegley Wanxalot
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Didn't the commie chinese motivate the people by killing flies in the 1950s?  Last month it was pigs, and now it's chickens.  What's next, cats?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Rusty Trombone
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Me Chinese
Me Play Joke

Me Put H7N9 in You Chicken Shit Pork Coke.

So Solly  Missa MahGloo !!

Roundeye Bitchez!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:25 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Walmart's CEO "Sweet! Firesale on poultry in China!"

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:01 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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I wonder if there's any correlation with the empty shelves in the Wal-Marts and the bird flu in Wal-Mart supplier land(slave labor China)??

You know this has been going on in China longer than we think...we're just now getting knowledge of the situation.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:36 | Link to Comment Smuckers
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We need an inverse ETF for old men sitting on park benches.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:54 | Link to Comment Apostate2
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It will show up in Indonesia next. 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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And in Malaysia.  That would also be one serious way of messing with Singapore, the offshore tax shelter par excellence.

For all its talk about "sovereignty", the island-state of Singapore get its water and electricity from Malaysia.  You interrupt or stop one or both, you interrupt or stop "business-as-usual" in Singapore.

Better store your 'precious' in Tuktuyuktuk or Patagonia.  ;-)

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment ToNYC
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Eat less toxic vectors like Genesis 1:29 gifts.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment jms2112
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I wonder if they will throw the chickens in a river?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:46 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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I think we are all missing the main point which is the possibility of one of these bird flu variants actually mutating into something that can be passed between humans.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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Seeing as we've got effective human infection, it's really just a matter of time and "infection count".

Maybe we'll be lucky (again) and the adaptation is slow / doesn't occur.

Maybe this time our luck will have run out. Only time will tell.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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It is soooo crowded thee if one person coughs in Beijing people down in Kunming get the flu. I wonder if this will spread faster...wider?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:22 | Link to Comment wiebern
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Like WILDFIRE

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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Just the latest hysteria from WHO.  

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:20 | Link to Comment davepowers
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I've always been suspicious what the crows are up to when they get together by the hundreds and start squawking.

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