Flu Inc.

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Kittens I have a couple of interesting facts for you today. The first fact is that 78 out of 34,011,000 equals 0.0002293375672576519%. The second is that 16, 000 of 6,804,600,000 is 0.00023513505569761634%.

Now you may be asking yourself if I have just offered you the odds of winning the 6/49 lottery. Those odds are actually 1 in 13,983,816 to win the full jackpot and send you to a real estate office so that you can buy and island and populate it with personal slaves.

Here are some other odds to put the first set of percentages into perspective, and yes…they are real.

Odds of bowling a 300 game: 11,500 to 1

Odds of getting a hole in one: 5,000 to 1

Odds of getting canonized: 20,000,000 to 1

Odds of being an astronaut: 13,200,000 to 1

Odds of winning an Olympic medal: 662,000 to 1

Odds of an American speaking Cherokee: 15000 to 1

Odds that a person between the age of 18 and 29 does NOT read a newspaper regularly: 3 to 1

Odds that an American adult does not want to live to age 120 under any circumstances: 3 to 2

Odds of injury from fireworks: 19,556 to 1

Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1

Odds of injury from using a chain saw: 4,464 to 1

Odds of injury from mowing the lawn: 3,623 to 1

Odds of fatally slipping in bath or shower: 2,232 to 1

Odds of drowning in a bathtub: 685,000 to 1

Odds of being killed on a 5-mile bus trip: 500,000,000 to 1

Odds of being killed sometime in the next year in any sort of transportation accident: 77 to 1

Odds of being killed in any sort of non-transportation accident: 69 to 1

Odds of being struck by lightning: 576,000 to 1

Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1

Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1

Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1

Odds of being the victim of serious crime in your lifetime: 20 to 1

Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1

Odds of being considered possessed by Satan: 7,000 to 1

Odds that a first marriage will survive without separation or divorce for 15 years: 1.3 to 1

Odds that a celebrity marriage will last a lifetime: 3 to 1

Odds of getting hemorrhoids: 25 to 1

Odds of being born a twin in North America: 90 to 1

Odds of being on plane with a drunken pilot: 117 to 1

Odds of winning a straight up on a single number in online roulette: 37 to 1

Odds of being audited by the IRS: 175 to 1

Odds of having your identity stolen: 200 to 1

Odds of dating a millionaire: 215 to 1

Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1

Odds of writing a New York Times best seller: 220 to 1

Odds of finding out your child is a genius: 250 to 1

Odds of catching a ball at a major league ballgame: 563 to 1

Odds of becoming a pro athlete: 22,000 to 1

Odds of finding a four-leaf clover on first try: 10,000 to 1

Odds of a person in the military winning the Medal of Honor: 11,000 to 1

Odds of winning an Academy Award: 11,500 to 1

Odds of striking it rich on Antiques Roadshow: 60,000 to 1

Odds of getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt: 649,740 to 1

Odds of spotting a UFO today: 3,000,000 to 1

Odds of becoming president: 10,000,000 to 1

Odds of winning the California lottery: 13,000,000 to 1

Odds of becoming a saint: 20,000,000 to 1

Odds of a meteor landing on your house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1

Chance of an American home having at least one container of ice cream in the freezer: 9 in 10.

Chance of dying from any kind of injury during the next year: 1 in 1,820

Chance of dying from intentional self-harm: 1 in 9,380

Chance of dying from an assault: 1 in 16,421

Chance of dying from a car accident: 1 in 18,585

Chance of dying from any kind of fall: 1 in 20,666

Chance of dying from accidental drowning: 1 in 79,065

Chance of dying from exposure to smoke, fire, and flames: 1 in 81,524

Chance of dying in an explosion: 1 in 107,787

Chance that Earth will experience a catastrophic collision with an asteroid in the next 100 years: 1 in 5,000

Chance of dying in such a collision: 1 in 20,000

Chance of dying from exposure to forces of nature (heat, cold, lightning, earthquake, flood): 1 in 225,107

Chance of dying in an airplane accident: 1 in 354,319

Chance of dying from choking on food: 1 in 370,035

Chance of dying in a terrorist attack while visiting a foreign country: 1 in 650,000

Chance of dying in a fireworks accident: 1 in 1,000,000

Chance of dying from overexertion, travel or privation: 1 in 1,428,377

Chance of dying from food poisoning: 1 in 3,000,000

Chance of dying from legal execution: 1 in 3,441,325

Chance of dying from contact with hot tap water: 1 in 5,005,564

Chance of dying from parts falling off an airplane: 1 in 10,000,000

Chance of dying from ignition or melting of nightwear: 1 in 30,589,556

Chance of dying from being bitten by a dog: 1 in 700,000

Chance of dying from contact with a venomous animal or plant: 1 in 3,441,325

Chance of dying from being bitten or struck by mammals (other than dogs or humans): 1 in 4,235,477

Chance of winning a bingo game where 100 players manage four cards each: 1 in 100

Chance of dying from a mountain lion attack in California: 1 in 32,000,000

Chance of dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000

By now my Kittens you may be thinking that I have given you the chances of the likelyhood that you will be bitten by Dracula or that Jesus will return to earth and become your shoe shining butler.

Nope.

0.0002293375672576519% if the percentage of Canadians who have died from H1N1 in Canada during the 2009/2010 flu season and 0.00023513505569761634% is the percentage of people who have died from H1N1 globally during the same period of time.

That means 78 out of 34,011,000 people have died in Canada and 16,000 out of 6,804,600,000 people on earth caught H1N1 and bought the big banana.

This is what the World Health Organization, the media, our governments and even ourselves called an alarming pandemic and scared everyone over the edge with terror. You literally have a better chance of being hit by a meteor and then end up being sainted for it than dying from H1N1, but here is the really good news. The World Health Organization says you can all relax now, because the danger is over and you can now relax and enjoy your lives. Please adjust your trajectory accordingly.

H1N1 flu pandemic unofficially over for now;

February 24, 2010
Theresa Boyle

HEALTH REPORTER

While the World Health Organization says H1N1 has not peaked internationally, the pandemic is considered unofficially over in Canada.

“Clearly, in Canada, H1N1 is gone,” Dr. Michael Gardam, director of infectious disease prevention and control with the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, said Tuesday.

“It doesn’t mean it’s gone forever, but it’s gone right now. There is really no flu around. That’s everywhere across the country,” Gardam said. Toronto Public Health closed the last of its mass vaccination clinics in January, but some physicians continue to offer the shot in their offices, said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, the city’s associate medical officer of health.

“Over the last while we have had zero to two to three cases reported a week,” she said.

The WHO’s emergency committee, composed of 15 experts, met Tuesday and said it’s premature to downgrade the global flu outbreak.

WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan will make the official announcement Wednesday, and governments and the public will be watching the wording very carefully.

Dr. Nancy Cox of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a member of the WHO emergency committee, said in an interview with Reuters that “it’s very, very difficult to get the wording exactly right.”

According to the WHO’s latest weekly update, H1N1 transmission persists in limited areas of eastern and southern Europe, South Asia, and in East Asia.

Officially, Canada is still in pandemic mode and won’t move away from level 6 on the alert scale until the United Nations agency does.

According to statistics from the Public Health Agency of Canada, visits to doctors by patients with flu-like symptoms spiked in late October.

Of every 1,000 doctor visits, about 113 were from patients with influenza symptoms.

“It peaked by Halloween, and by the end of December it was largely gone. Over the last two months it has been essentially nonexistent,” Gardam said.

A feared “third wave” won’t happen here since so many people now have antibodies against the virus, Gardam said.

Estimates show that 20 to 30 per cent of Ontarians got the bug, he noted. And according to the health ministry, 38 per cent of the population has been vaccinated.

Nevertheless, a similar strain is expected to come back as seasonal flu next fall. But much of the population will have the antibodies to fight it and a vaccine will be ready in time for flu season.

The H1N1 virus itself was not as lethal as officials first feared. Worldwide, it has been responsible for almost 16,000 deaths. In Canada, it resulted in 78 deaths and 1,488 hospitalizations.

Oh my that is uncomfortable isn’t it Kittens?

The World Health Organization says the pandemic that was never a pandemic is over and all of you may now enjoy the tasty side effects of the flu shots they ordered everybody to go and have stuffed into them.

The media got everyone into a nice frothy terrified state and boosted their ratings and some very rich people made a crapload of money selling the flu shot to countries and patients. Even the very source of this story, The Toronto Star newspaper also warned us that Coco Rice Krispies aren’t a cure for H1N1.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Manufacturers: Stocks That May Soar

Here is a list of H1N1 vaccine (swine flu shot) manufacturers. These are expected to benefit from the purchases of hundreds of millions of dosages by governments around the world.

Note that this is purely from a stock market point of view. These companies may become quite popular and their shares may soar. There is nothing stated here about the safety of the vaccines.

NOVARTIS (NVS)

Novartis is the Swiss company we reported a few weeks ago was the first to have a successful H1N1 vaccine. It expects to have a vaccine ready by October. It has several orders for H1N1 vaccines.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK)

Glaxo is testing a H1N1 flu vaccine in humans and expects to start giving the results to government agencies in September. It has won orders for H1N1 swine flu vaccine from nine governments, for a total number of doses ordered to 300+ million, with more orders still to come. Potentai windfall: $3 billion in the next six months or so.

SANOFI-AVENTIS (SNY)

SNY is one of the world leaders in flu shots and has received large orders from the U.S. and France, and it is in discussions with more than 30 countries about supplies.

It has a $250 million deal to provide the U.S. with the swine flu antigen in bulk.

ASTRAZENECA (AZN)

Astra had an initial $90 million order from the U.S. Its vaccine technology is different from traditional injectable flu shots in that it is a mist sprayed into the nose, making it far more comfortable to apply.

SINOVAC (SVA)

China’s SVA was the first company worldwide to complete clinical trials for an H1N1 vaccine, and that received approval from Chinese health authorities.

BAXTER (BAX)

Baxter completed its first commercial batches of H1N1 vaccine made using a cell culture process designed to be faster than traditional chicken egg-based vaccine production methods. It has supply contracts with several countries (Britain, Ireland and New Zealand). It said it could not take on additional orders.

INOVIO BIOMEDICAL (INO)

Inovio claims its DNA-based H1N1 flu vaccines provide protection against the swine flu strain in pigs and mice. It expects to begin manufacturing vaccine supplies for H1N1 clinical studies soon (this was August) hut it does not yet have the U.S. approval to begin human trials

NOVAVAX (NVAX)

U.S. biotech company Novavax has a new kind of influenza vaccine that works against the swine flu virus in animals. It would have to get approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before it could test the new vaccine in people and years of testing are likely to be required before such a new formulation could be widely used in humans

CSL (CMXHY.PK)

Australia’s CSL trades as an over the counter stock, it has been in mass production of H1N1 vaccine for several weeks, completed a first batch of 2 million shots and is producing 1-1.5 million doses per week until it fills all orders.

It has received $180 million contract from the U.S. for H1N1 flu vaccine and an order for 21 million doses from Australia. It expected to book sales of about $250 million from swine flu vaccines in the year to 2010.

SOLVAY (SVYSK.PK)

Belgium’s Solvay said that production of a cell-based H1N1 vaccine for clinical studies would start in August.

HUALAN BIOLOGICAL This Chinese company received the go-head from a Chinese panel of experts for an H1N1 vaccine.

GREEN CROSS

South Korea’s Green Cross can be expected to benefit from the $155M set aside for H1N1 vaccine preparations.
Getting the picture yet Kittens?

This is what happens when fear and ignorance win.

Fear was artificially created by the media for their sponsors to sell more of their product. This is not funny stuff, and the figures and facts here are real. They aren’t the artificially inflated numbers that you read about H1N1 at the beginning of the flu season, and you sure won’t find these numbers in the media today now that the World Health Organization says it is over.

Australia’s CSL makes this point by selling $250 million worth of H1N1 shots to the USA. When the H1N1 flu was reported in the media we did what any sane family would do. We checked into it and by that I don’t mean watching CNN and letting them form our opinions for us.

It took about 45 entire seconds to remember that since the world is not flat, seasons are different all over the world and those lovely criminals, Australia had just entered into their summer when our winter was beginning they would know how bad H1N1 was because they already finished their flu season and are also heavily populated by Chinese immigrants and are closely situated to China where swine flu began.

After another minute or so it took to Google how it effected Australia we learned that after all was said and done with their H1N1 season, it had turned out to be no big deal. In fact, there was so very little impact from H1N1 in Australia they reported they had a lower flu season casualty rate this year than in previous outbreaks.

This is something that the media never ever tells you when they are busy writing about the deaths from H1N1 or whatever the next pandemic du’ jour may be.

We read that 78 Canadians died from H1N1 but you never are exposed to any statistics regarding deaths from the flu in previous years. You are also never told of any pre existing medical conditions that the people who died may have had, where they lived in geographic relation to a hospital or even a pharmacy.

There is never any information on the age or any demographic background on these people and all of these facts contribute to whether H1N1 is a real threat and how bad it is compared to previous years. The media never reports these facts and even our own government doesn’t make it easy to find and there is a reason for that.

An aware media savvy population of critical thinkers is bad for business and H1N1 is business. It kept you glued to CNN to watch stories about the H1N1 pandemic that was sponsored by the advertisers of the flu shot.

There were no hard questions raised about the statistics from previous years at all. Nothing about demographics, previous health or even so much as geography. Not one useful piece of information to keep the public actually informed so instead most families raced their kids into a doctors office and had them jabbed with a potentially poison with a dangerous toxin.

H1N1 sold a hell of a lot of newspapers. It also sold millions of dollars of advertising time on news media stations to makers of the flu shot and it sure did get governments to spent billions on the flu shot with your tax dollars. These are indisputable facts.

Another fact is that you could not go to a bank and get a loan to refurbish a hot dog cart business unless you could show your last 5 years of sales, expenses, inventory and liquidity, debt servicing ratio or even what corner you park the hot dog cart every single day.

These statistics and facts where systematically omitted by the media and our government and the voting population went along with what they were told and couldn’t even be bothered to Google the facts for themselves, but you can bet your ass that they would Google themselves into a spastic euphoric frenzy if they had stock in one of the makers of the flu shot and were tracking their stocks profits.

The people who pushed the panic button in the media should be ashamed of themselves. Yes there was a pandemic and it will be back next year but it wasn’t a case of the sniffles. It was fear mongering and ignorance and there is no shot you can take to prevent it from happening, but you can immunize yourself with those rarely used tools that you do not even need to leave the house to find. The facts and they are available on Google when you aren’t busy wasting away on Twitter.

Here is another statistic that is true.

You have a 1 in 15,263,000 chance of being adopted by Madonna in Malawi this year. That is still twice and one third more likely to happen than contracting H1N1 in Canada.

Maybe the media should report that fact because Madonna sells a lot of newspapers as well.

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~ by jeff on February 25, 2010.

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