Wednesday, October 05, 2005



By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bubble Boy was forced out of his carefully constructed bomb proof shelter to address an increasingly wary nation. Since he and his minions have unleashed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse upon us, his inner demon decided this is the time to tell us what is in store next: Disease.

He is one of the Fab Four, you know.

From the Seattle Times:
President Bush said yesterday that he is considering the use of military troops to impose a quarantine in the event of a deadly flu pandemic.

Bush, in response to a question at a news conference, echoed warnings from health experts who fear a replay of the 1918 pandemic that killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. He outlined a series of steps to deal with an illness that could overwhelm the health-care system.

The World Health Organization says an influenza pandemic is "just a matter of time." Some health officials particularly are concerned about avian flu because it seems to be extremely lethal when it jumps from birds to humans. Of 116 known cases in humans since 2003, more than half — 60 — ended in death. There are no confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission of the flu, also known as bird flu, but that could change because such viruses constantly mutate.
Now guess who has been cutting back access to medical care in the USA? Eh? So, after refusing for years to extend medical care to the masses leaving over 45 million Americans without any care at all, we are being told we might be attacked by troops trying to restrain plagues?


Well. So this is what our hyper-military, gun totting, support the troops America is all about? Locking people into plague cities to die? For this is what it is all about. We watched agast but immoble as an entire city was wrecked and the wretched masses locked inside forced to stay as the sheriffs locked the exit routes? And then paramilitary came in to disarm the pathetic remainders? Hello, America! Is this what we are, a bunch of cows led to the slaughter? Chickens forced to stay home in the roost? Are we surrender monkeys? Think the French would put up with any of this? Cluck cluck.

I don't hear an outcry from the Democrats. Why aren't they making loud noises about public health issues? Rats.

Dead silence. Don't blame them entirely, five years of being shut out of the news except when they "misstep" has trained them well. Now they walk on eggshells rather than stride with confidence.
White House officials said Bush's fears were heightened last summer when he read "The Great Influenza," a nightmarish account of the 1918 pandemic by writer John Barry. In that outbreak, an avian-flu virus passed to humans and left a trail of death around the globe. Most victims developed an extremely virulent form of pneumonia.
Three years ago, his favorite book was about the hurricane that destroyed Galveston! Then he pretended he couldn't understand the effects of a very violent hurricane when one hit New Orleans!

If this clown were to read about nuclear war, expect him to instigate it.

From the WP:
The day after the briefing, led by Michael O. Leavitt, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and other senior government health officials, the Senate squeezed $3.9 billion for flu preparations into a Pentagon appropriations bill.

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats plan to introduce another bill calling for the creation of a flu pandemic coordinator within the White House and a federal buy-back program for unused flu vaccines, among other measures, according to a draft of the bill. Its authors include the Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada; Senator Barack Obama of Illinois; and Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts.

Thirty-two Democratic senators sent a letter to President Bush on Tuesday expressing "grave concern that the nation is dangerously unprepared for the serious threat of avian influenza."
Aren't there more than 32 Democratic Senators? I suspect the deadly chicken flu has infected more than one. We don't have a party, we have a partial.

Stopping viruses isn't easy. A virus killed off nearly all humanoids in the distant past. It can do it anytime, our only tool against this is to multiply quickly afterwards. A lot of people find this distasteful but here it is: we are a form of virus, too, and when we multiply, its eco-niche is increased too. So the chances of it sweeping the population increases rather than decreases over time as we eliminate all other forms of dying. Ie: the more we succeed in keeping more humans live the more likely a very virulent virus will erupt skyrockets.

I was nearly killed by a very virulent virus from Southeast Asia. It was so bad, I and all others exposed to it including the early doctors treating it, were put in isolation and it didn't pass further. The vector wasn't there so it was a one time event, thank goodness. I had a 105 fever for three days and was in a coma and when I came out of it, looked like a skeleton. My teeth and hair began to drop out. All my dental damage comes from that one event.

So why is Congress and Bush destroying the CDC, driving out real scientists, replacing them with idiots, cutting down access to Medicaid? Why?

Only Durga Kali the Great Destroyer knows. She is their God.

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