WHO: Only 7 swine flu deaths, not 152

WHO downplays what is portrayed by media as a deadly virus. I wonder if the media manipulated facts to get higher ratings. Still, it’s always good notice to always wash your hands, even when during times where pigs stay low profile.

Only 7 swine flu deaths, not 152, says WHO

A member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed claims that more than 150 people have died from swine flu, saying it has officially recorded only seven deaths around the world.

Vivienne Allan, from WHO’s patient safety program, said the body had confirmed that worldwide there had been just seven deaths – all in Mexico – and 79 confirmed cases of the disease.

“Unfortunately that [150-plus deaths] is incorrect information and it does happen, but that’s not information that’s come from the World Health Organisation,” Ms Allan told ABC Radio today.

“That figure is not a figure that’s come from the World Health Organisation and, I repeat, the death toll is seven and they are all from Mexico.”

She said the WHO was not recommending against overseas travel, but urged those who felt sick to stay home and others to ensure they kept their hands clean.

No decision had yet been made about vaccinations.

“This virus is not airborne, it’s caused by droplets… so it’s not a time for worry. It’s a time to be prepared,” Ms Allan said. (Source: SMH)

Well, it can also be that WHO is wrong.

FW: Police Warning… don’t delete… pass it on

Got this as a forwarded message from a paranoid friend of mine:

FW: Police Warning… don’t delete… pass it on

PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of ‘Osama Bin Laden Captured’ or ‘Osama Hanged’ don’t open the attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe… Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

You should be alert during the next days: Do not open any message with an attached filed called ‘Invitation’ regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called ‘invitation’, though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

Most people use web mail these days are you can pretty much go on ahead to open that email in your browser. I wonder when they wrote this shit.

The tone is unprofessional and rather funny. I recall during secondary school, I was tempted to write my own chain letter. That didn’t happen.

I hate it when people forwarding me chain letters. And chain letters would always say something like if you forward this email 50 times you’ll find true love. If you forward it 40, you’ll be in good luck. If you forward to 30, you’ll be happy for a couple of days. And if you don’t forward, that email will put you in deep shit.

You know, I – like any other person – want to find true love. So I just couldn’t help but to email the sender back slightly more than 50 times (just in case). May true love be found.