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Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:36 am ]
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In honor of the new year, I thought it would be useful to start a thread on the 2011 H1N1 pandemic fiasco, to discuss the history and cause of the current situation in the United Kingom, which will soon be obvious in Europe and the rest of the northern hemisphere.
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Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:37 am ]
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A commentary, including background, on the fiasco is here

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/01011 ... iasco.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:43 am ]
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The fiasco will become painfully obvious in the next few days as the UK situation deteriorates, and produces a dramatic response.

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:45 am ]
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The UK is running out of options since it has a shortage of vaccine as well as ECMO machines. The numbers of severe cases will increase in the first week of 2011 as GP offices open and children return to school.

Additional ICU admissions of severe H1N1 cases will produce a serious strain on health care delivery.

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:54 am ]
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niman wrote:
A commentary, including background, on the fiasco is here

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/01011 ... iasco.html

Fiasco commentary is heading toward the #1 pandemic story at NewsNow

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Hot+Topics/F ... TSPeriod=0

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:11 pm ]
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THE deadly swine flu virus has swept through Hampshire leaving six people starting the new year in intensive care.

Four of those struck down by the potentially fatal H1N1 bug are adults who are “critical but stable” and two are children who are in a “serious” condition.

All six are being treated at Southampton General Hospital, with the youngsters on the paediatric intensive care unit. There are two further suspected cases of adults having the illness.

Staff at the hospital are battling against an “unprecedented” number of flu cases, with more than 50 per cent of patients being admitted through the emergency unit suffering from flu-like symptoms.

The soaring numbers have put a major strain on resources as staff at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (SUHT) contend with 100 more patients than expected for this time of year.

More than ten per cent of patients are being referred for respiratory examination every day and up to 80 per cent have influenza, mainly the swine flu strain.

The total number of patients in England on intensive care with confirmed or suspected flu has risen to 738, including 42 youngsters under five.

However, the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester has seen fewer flu cases than last year, with just 15 patients suffering from serious symptoms being admitted in the last two weeks.

Hospital bosses in Southampton are urging members of the public to help play their part in beating the bugs and stay away from hospital unless absolutely necessary, taking advantage of the flu jab if eligible.

Dr Ben Marshal, a respiratory specialist and flu expert, said: “We are seeing a week-on-week increase in patients being admitted with influenza-like illnesses in Southampton and currently have more than 30 adults alone now in hospital receiving treatment – that is unprecedented at this time.

“There is currently lots of seasonal flu around in the community, but what is concerning is that we are taking in many patients under 65 with the H1N1 strain who are also contracting pneumonia, creating further complications.

“While we did expect an increase in flu-related hospital admissions this year, the numbers have been far higher and there is no sign of that letting up anytime soon.”

Dr Marshall said many people will be able to self-treat at home and advised people, particularly those in at-risk groups such as the elderly or those with chronic illness, as well as pregnant women, to contact their GP and get vaccinated.

Sickness and diarrhoea are also continuing to cause an added strain to services, with three wards at Southampton General Hospital remaining temporarily closed to new admissions.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8765954 ... _outbreak/

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:20 pm ]
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Heavy UK traffic at Recombinomics website

http://www.recombinomics.com/whats_new.html

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:31 pm ]
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Interview on 2011 pandemic fiasco and UK update will be at 11:00 EST on Tuesday, January 4

http://www.renseradio.com/listenlive.htm

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:02 pm ]
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http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showpost ... stcount=10

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I do know of one death in Manchester (didnt learn about it thr` the press)
Dont want to name the Company, but they had been encouraging their staff to get the vaccine.
Whether the man who died is included in the ones outlined by the OP I dont know, nor do I know whether he`d taken the vaccine.
However and what I do know is that quite a few of the staff were off work after having taken the vaccines and some were quite ill.


It would be interesting to know, how many of those hospitalized (or dead) had been vaccinated.

Author:  niman [ Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:09 pm ]
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niman wrote:
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1059558461&postcount=10

love_and_peace
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 34

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I do know of one death in Manchester (didnt learn about it thr` the press)
Dont want to name the Company, but they had been encouraging their staff to get the vaccine.
Whether the man who died is included in the ones outlined by the OP I dont know, nor do I know whether he`d taken the vaccine.
However and what I do know is that quite a few of the staff were off work after having taken the vaccines and some were quite ill.


It would be interesting to know, how many of those hospitalized (or dead) had been vaccinated.

It is worth noting that when contacts take the vaccine after exposure to a (fatal) H1N1 case, there is a good chance that they were infected at about the same time as the vaccine, so the "quite ill" is more likely due to H1N1 than the vaccine, which usually has limited side effects (like redness at the site of infection or a sore arm).

I believe at least some of the posters on the above thread are from Manchester (the person who clicked on the Recombinomics link was using a computer in Manchester).

My guess is the fatal infection was NOT among the 12 from the Manchester area because there was a fair amount of info on each case, including location in the greater Manchester area

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12311 ... er_12.html

A man from Trafford, a patient from Tameside, and a teenage boy, from Oldham, have died after suffering from swine flu and health bosses believe it also contributed to the death of a younger child, from Bury.

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12211 ... _Bury.html
Another two people have died from swine flu – bringing the number of confirmed victims of the virus in Greater Manchester this winter to seven.

A woman, from Bury, died at Rochdale Infirmary after being struck down with the H1N1 bug. NHS chiefs said she had underlying health problems.

A man, also from Bury, died around two weeks ago but tests have only just shown that the cause was swine flu. As previously reported in the M.E.N, a Manchester man, a woman from Bolton, two men from Oldham and a man from Rochdale have died after contracting swine flu in recent weeks.

A child from Bury, who was described as being critically ill last week, is still being treated for the H1N1 virus.

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