Mexico to blame? NO!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:56:45 PM
The flu is a frightening situation due to the media and politicians, and thanks to them our economy is going far worse than ever as our reputation and the attitude of many countries against us.
I think we should learn from China and Argentina (government not people), instead of publishing the first case we found of the virus (in Mexico) and reporting of this new disease, and warn the world for this new disease, we even sent samples to the CDC and Canada labs to confirm the problem, when this happened, Mexico city was closed, for precautions, two days later we closed the country (all public places where closed) to avoid getting sick. We warn the WHO, and the Panamerican Health Organization.
This affected our economy in many ways, the government is giving the medicine free to everybody who needs it, and are giving free all the masks to protect, and other stuff, if you got sick, your family gets a treatment too. We started to check temperature in airports and bus stations, I got mine checked (I traveled between Mexican cities) and doctors check me at work, and I receive vitamins, antiseptic gel for free, I didn't work days in order to avoid getting sick (government orders) so the country's economy froze those days.
But after all precautions we take and everything was right and on time, we avoid 8,000 dead people in the first week, and over 20,000 infected people, still ignorant politicians from Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and China closed borders and ignorant politicians in France tried to do that. We call that a xenophobic act, still they claim is all for the health. Right now the USA has more sick people than us, over there people are more confident that they don't get sick, since they are not Mexicans(the first targeted disease?) so they don't take precautions, and Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and China haven't close their borders to them, I think that is a little xenophobic against Mexicans.
Now lets check some of the countries...
Argentina, they have an epidemic in their country "DENGUE" that was found in april 2009 (yes the same month of the flu) but they denied the disease, because that is a poor country disease, so the image of the country would be affected, and the tourism too, right now they have over 23,000 people sick of Dengue you can read a good article about that in the BBC Argentina arrogant about dengue
China with SARS was the same, they denied, they are a new world power, so they can not get sick of anything, and denied everything, allowing the disease to grow.
We could wait until some other country like "fakecountry" announce the disease, and then we could call that the "fakecountry flu" close our borders to them and claim is all for health, so that our products (exports) and tourism doesn't get affected.
After all of this, I have to say that I'm OK with people from Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and China, they didn't decided to close border, to panic and to ignore the sick people.
Now some small facts:
- Did you know that the deadly Spanish Flu wasn't spanish? It was from the USA and they hide the disease because they were at war (WWI) and that could harm their image
- Did you know the new flu that was "found" in Mexico actually started in San Diego California. But Mexico was the one that warn the WHO and other countries.
"Swine Flu may be from California"
"New Flu Originated in San Diego"