The piggery theory falls over as pigs and most people in the Mexican area where the first case appeared are apparently okay, although Canada has positively correlated H1N1 flu cases with proximity to factory pig farms.
If you read America’s Expansive Bioweapons Industrial Complex, maybe it will give you more than a hint as to who or what may be behind H1N1:
“These BSL–3 and 4 labs are the facilities where research is conducted on highly infectious viruses and bacteria that can cause injury or death. Some of the world’s most exotic and most dangerous diseases are handled at BSL–3 and 4 labs, including anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease and Ebola fever. The accidental or deliberate release of some of the biological agents handled at these labs could have catastrophic consequences. Yet, as we will hear from the Government Accountability Office, GAO, no single Government agency has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the safety and securing of these high-containment labs. However, GAO states there is a major expansion of the number of BSL laboratories is occurring both in United States and abroad but the full extent of that expansion is unknown. (“Germs, Viruses and Secrets: The Silent Proliferation of Bio-Laboratories in the United States,” Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, October 4, 2007, Serial No. 110-70, pp. 1-2)
“The hearings revealed that no one “in the Federal Government even knows for sure how many of these labs there are in the United States, much less what research they are doing or whether they are safe and secure.” Neither “safe” nor “secure” such facilities however, are highly profitable.
“During 2007 alone, some 100 “incidents” were reported; however, “there are indications that the actual number of incidents may be much higher,” according to Rep. Stupak. Reporting guidelines are so lax that dangerous pathogens such as hantavirus, SARS and dengue fever “are not on the select agent list” nor are there requirements “that the theft, loss or release of these agents … be reported to Federal officials.”
Theory is wonderful. It’s in practice that the hacks and incompetents get into trouble.
Todays 6pm news in Australia(31 july 09) reports that Pigs in a NSW have swine flu…suspected caught FROM Humans.. As we have NEVER had a case of it before.. To be noted is that the Big CAFO ops are eyeing us off as a nice market..uh uh I for one will be starting to publicise it! loud and long:-)
I do wonder IF?
imported Semen Straws may be a Disease VECTOR previously untested???
Viral cells will survive if semen can.
I will be calling our AQUIS services to find out if they do screen, but I know the answer will be that “they saw no need”..
Like they saw no need to ensure secondhand equipment was cleaned before tranport and import, and bought us the Fire ants!