Myth: Swine Flu is spreading all over America and killing large numbers of people.
Fact: The Swine Flu is no worse than, or even milder than, regular flu.
By mid-July 2009 all 50 US states plus the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands reported 40,617 "probable and confirmed" cases of the swine flu and 263 deaths. By "probable" it is not known for sure if swine flu was the cause of death. The CDC claims that every year there are about 36,000 deaths from the flu. So far this swine flu seems less dangerous than seasonal flu. According to WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan (June 11, 2009): "many people are having mild disease, they recover without medicines in some cases and it is good news."
Myth: The WHO (World Health Organization) declared a H1N1 swine flu pandemic because of large numbers of hospitalizations and deaths.
Fact: A pandemic merely means the infection has spread to many countries.
Even though the disease is relatively mild and most people recover without medical care it is considered a pandemic because it has spread over a large area. The term pandemic is not base on severity of illness but on geographic distribution.
Myth: The ingredients in the Swine Flu shot are safe.
Fact: The Swine Flu shot contains untested dangerous chemicals.
The New N1H1(swine flu) vaccine will be made with human retina cells and contains oil based chemicals primarily composed of squalene. These chemicals were injected into rats and were found to be toxic. In testing, all rats developed an MS-like disease that left them crippled and dragging their paralyzed hindquarters.
Expert Review of Vaccines. 2003;2(2): 167-188.]
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