I was one of the children mass-vaccinated in the 70's for Swine Flu, and I have the scar to prove it. They used air-guns at our school, and weren't too careful to get it right on the skin, so the skin on my shoulder was blasted away. Nobody I knew died of swine flu- but lots of people died from the vaccinations, and many people ended up with Guillen-Barre disease from it.
It surprises me how many people would be willing to subject themselves or their children to some makeshift vaccination now, considering the last Swine Flu debacle, the MMR Autism link and the recent Baxter 'flub'. My family won't be in line for that.
Sometimes when you want to get a better idea of what you're dealing with, it's good to go to the people who know- in this case, the local people, the people from Mexico and the area of La Gloria. I don't speak or read Spanish, but my fiance does, so together we have been reading Spanish news reports, Blogs, and blog commentaries. And what those people have to say is not really being reported in US MSM. I could be mistranslating, and if I am, please feel free to let em know. To wit-
Beginning in December 2008, La Gloria's population of 3000 had seen 400-500 cases of serious respiratory illness. Sometime in December a vaccination program began which included only children and the elderly.
By February, at least 2 if not 3 children under the age of 8 had died from it- 2 of those children are to be exhumed and tested.
Locals had been complaining for quite some time about the dangers of the nearby American-owned massive pig farm and it's health affects on the residents.
At some point before the announcement of the 'outbreak', the pig farm's 3 open-air pig fecal matter oxidation lakes were sprayed for fly infestation and a local authority blamed it for the respiratory outbreak.
Soon after that, a containment wall was built around the lakes.
Before being announced as an outbreak, the pig farms were fumigated and the pigs were vaccinated. At the same time, local residents were vaccinated and their homes and patios were fumigated.
THEN, the deaths really ramped up.
Sixteen hospital employees came down with a respiratory illness- the emergency floor has been shut down for 15 days for 'cleaning'.
No mention of 'avian flu' until this time until a woman patient at a nearby hospital was suspected of suffering from Avian flu. She was treated with a 'restricted' injection medicine, recovered, but then died of infection.
Testing at that point is claimed to show only 2 flu cases- one swine flu and one human flu.
Once the Canadian case is publicised and the outbreak acknowledged, officials backtracked on blaming the pig farm for the outbreak. One official claims the deaths are due to ignorance in the people who tried 'home remedies'... residents claim they were turned away from medical treatement or were given Paracametol for their symptoms. A few were given Bactrim, which helped them recover.