Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu a knock-out blow for global economy as airports, commerce grinds to a standstill: And US President Obama may be infected

SHOOT: The situation in Mexico is a prelude to the rest of the world. The media acknowledge less than half the estimated death toll [81 vs over 200]. There are over 1000 suspected infections, which puts the kill rate at around 20-25% [or 1 in 5]. Airports around the planet are mobilising with quarantine measures[is your airport in your area aware of the risk, have they got containment procedures in place?].

Mexico has already brought its citizens to a standstill, with schools, libraries, museums shutdown and businesses are sure to follow within a day or two. This template for paralysis will likely spread to other countries. Make sure you have enough food, fuel and water for the next few days.
A group of nuns walk wearing surgical masks in the Zocalo plaza in Mexico City

Panic spread across Mexico City, where schools were closed and church services cancelled in an attempt to contain the virus

Doctors in America are advising worried patients to buy painters’ masks as a precaution against the global outbreak of swine flu that appears to have spread from Mexico to the United States, New Zealand and possibly Europe.

With the worldwide death toll standing at about 81 and with about 1,300 people infected, authorities across the globe are torn between the desire to slow down a potential flu pandemic and the need to avoid bringing major cities on every continent to an economic standstill.

Two suspected cases have been also been reported in southern France.

One of the greatest concerns over the new strain of flu is that it is seems to target young, healthy adults – the same group affected by the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed up to 100 million people.

blog it

No comments: