And the swine flew. I had a friend that every time something unusual was uttered he would let out the phrase, ‘and pigs will fly out of my butt too’. I guess that he meant that it was a total impossibility. So now we have the swine flu and the ‘pigs are flying out of my friends butt’.
It truly seems strange to me that this virus is made up of two different versions of ‘bird flu’ that I believe are from two different continents and two different versions of the swine flu from two different continents and a version of the human flu. WHOOO! ‘Pigs are flying out of my butt’ as well. When I think of a bird that flew his flu from North America and infected an Asian bird that infected an Asian swine that infected a European swine and ended up as the H1N1 in North America humans of a California variety, it makes me believe that pigs truly can fly. Here is a summary of the WHO teleconference on the apparent origins of the various strains as a pdf. Note: All the links are set to open in another window.
Now there is another story that is floating around the alternative health blogs like Dr. Mercola and Mike Adams. It seems that an investigative journalist from Austria has evidence that some sort of intentional release of this virus was made and she has filed criminal charges with the FBI against a host of people. Here is the index page from Mike Adams, Natural News for the H1N1 virus. Also, here is Natural News pandemic page for the H1N1. Here is the article on charges being filed by author Barbara Minton: It also is interesting that Jane Burgermeister has a blog on word press that is http://birdflu666.wordpress.com . Cute url!? Jane, for your sake, I truly hope that you have the ‘goods’ on all of these people because these are some really serious charges. For the world’s sake, I hope not.
The other thing that is really concerning is that this version of the virus is mutating regularly so the vaccine, if you chose to take it, may not be effective on the mutated version. This means you will have to take multiple boasters. Also this virus has more activity in the lungs that the just ‘plain vanilla’ version of the seasonal flu. What this means is that as the virus attacks you that pneumonia bacteria will take over in an opportunistic fashion and will result in a serious course for the combination of diseases. It is the bacterial pneumonia that kills you and not the flu. Here is an explanation from Dr. Donald W. Miller on LewRockwell.com on how he believes that it would be better not take the shot for multiple reasons. Well, he agrees with Jane that you should not take the shot, but for medical reasons. He says to take vitamin D! What!? Vitamin D not only affects chronic diseases, but infectious diseases as well. Wow, it is no wonder that Oliver Gillie of the UK’s Health Research Forum in Sunlight Robbery says that vitamin D3 is a ‘magic shotgun’.
I like Dr. Miller because he writes well researched articles and his information is very clear. I have used many of his articles to change my supplementation regimen. Here is his index page for recent articles: http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller-arch.html His article on iodine has benefited me greatly: http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller20.html
So can we find more on taking vitamin D and how it affects the flu? Yes, Dr. John Cannell, Director Vitamin D Council, has written two papers on vitamin D and the flu and how vitamin D controls the flu in a seasonal manner. That is that you typically get the flu in the colder months and closer to the equator during the rainy season when there is less sun. Here is how to protect yourself from Dr. Cannell at the Vitamin D Council Newsletter for H1N1.
I know this is a lot of information, but you know since I have kept my serum 25(OH)D above 50 ng/ml starting January 2005 I have not even had a cold. I am just one anecdotal story but if you multiply that by all of those people that have taken Dr. Cannell’s advice then what a major study!!
Have a sunny day with lots of vitamin D year round!!!!! – Pandemic Survivor