Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fox News: Has H1N1 Peaked?

According to Fox News, H1N1 shows signs of peaking in some area's.

Has H1N1 Peaked?

KSTP TV | Fears of Higher H1N1 Risk in Mexico Debunked

Watching the H1N1 flu pandemic - The Big Picture

Health officials around the world are stepping up vaccination efforts and are closely tracking the progress of the H1N1/09 virus (often referred to as 'swine flu' in the media).

World Health Organization officials recently noted that the virus has spread to virtually every country in the world, reaching as far as remote tribes in Venezuela and aboriginal populations in Australia.

Although the number of deaths attributed to H1N1 this year (over 7,000 to date) remains low compared to a normal seasonal flu outbreak of several hundred thousand deaths in a year, health officials remain concerned because of the instability of H1N1/09 combined with its tendency to affect younger healthier people.

Collected here are photos of people around the world preparing for and dealing with the current H1N1 pandemic. (37 photos total)

More pictures at:
Watching the H1N1 flu pandemic - The Big Picture - Boston.com

Security Bytes: Russian cybercriminals target H1N1 Swine flu fears

Researchers at security vendor Sophos’ Canadian-based research labs have released a report outlining how some Russian cybercriminals are making millions off the H1N1 flu by pushing counterfeit Tamiflu through well organized affiliate programs.

The cybercriminals have created an affiliate network to make it more difficult to track them down by distributing responsibility for different spam tasks while increasing advertising space to gain visibility and more potential victims. It’s been an evolving process and today there are literally hundreds of malicious affiliate networks touting everything from phony dating websites, porn and pharmaceuticals such as Tamiflu.

Rather than direct spam campaigns that flood inboxes, the cybercriminals use Web marketing campaigns and drive potential victims to partner affiliate websites using a mixture of spam, search engine results (search engine optimization), blogs and forum posts, the report finds. Each affiliate gets a small cut but most of the profits go to cybercriminal gangs in Russia:

"Many organize expensive parties for their members, send generous gifts for holidays, run lotteries where a top producer wins a luxury car, and the list goes on. In some cases, the war between different partnerkas turns ugly, where one portal may get DDoS’ed by a competing gang."

Read the rest of the article here:
Security Bytes: Russian cybercriminals target H1N1 Swine flu fears

And here is the complete report (as PDF)

AP: WHO says swine flu samples from Ukraine showed no significant mutation

The World Health Organization says tests on swine flu samples from Ukraine show no significant mutation of the virus.

WHO had sent an expert team to Ukraine last week after reports of an unusual flu outbreak.

The global body said Tuesday that preliminary genetic sequencing at laboratories in Britain and the United States showed that the virus in Ukraine was similar to that used for production of the pandemic flu vaccine.

The Ukrainian Health Ministry has registered some 1.4 million cases of flu and respiratory illness since the start of the swine flu outbreak.

WHO says most cases are likely swine flu and the infection rate is in line with neighbouring countries such as Russia and Poland.

AP: WHO says swine flu samples from Ukraine showed no significant mutation

Dr. Leonard Horowitz: "Swine flu is biological sabotage against humanity"

The following is the translation of a report which has appeared in several Russian language media, in the wake of the recent outbreaks in Ukraine

In mid-August 2009 forensic group Health Protection Agency - Health Protection Agency (HPA) of California, which oversees the pharmaceutical industry, discovered documents revealing the criminal and subversive activities of a number of pharmaceutical companies, united in an international cartel that conspired among themselves and are engaged in the production of highly toxic vaccines 'against' swine flu H1N1.

In the conspiracy the same pharmaceutical giant Baxter (city of Deerfield, Ill.) and Novavaks (Bethesda, Md.) are involved, infamous for the 'error' in February 2009 whereby toxins pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza were found in lieu of the flu vaccine and which triggered a short burst in avian influenza. They have involved in these activities a number of other pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the U.S.

The investigation revealed that all the traces lead to the Corporation of New York City Partnership 'sponsored' trust company of David Rockefeller, which included several wealthy and influential partners on Wall Street, including media moguls Rupert Murdoch, Morton Zuckerman and Thomas Glauser. One of the partners of the 'trust' company is Jerry Spreer - former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Read the rest of the article here:
Dr. Leonard Horowitz: "Swine flu is biological sabotage against humanity"