27 April 2009

Obama and Swine Flu~Strange

Ok, like everyone else I've been reading about the swine flu. I came across this odd difference regarding Obama's visit to Mexico recently. Obama met and shook hands with Felipe Solis, an archeologist who died the following day. Ok got that? Now, Obama goes back to the USA and there was a press meeting today regarding the flu pandemic. The full press briefing can be read at Forbes,(link below) and in that press briefing a reporter asked if Obama had been tested or given any anti-viral flu drugs. The reporter claimed that in another radio interview that Obama had been treated upon returning home to the USA. That is when I noticed the answer on the incubation period from Obama's "expert team" giving the press briefing, seems to be different from what the CDC says on it's website. And how does that play out regarding any treatment or possible exposure Obama may have had. Keep reading, this will make sense. See below:

1.Obama’s Visit

The first case was seen in Mexico on April 13. The outbreak coincided with the President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu link

2. Today's press briefing:

Gibbs: The president hasn't been checked this morning.
Ms. Jarrett indicated today on a Sunday morning program that he had been

Gibbs: I will double-check. I don't know of any reason why he would have been.
And Dr. Besser --

Gibbs: Let me expand that a little bit. I think these guys obviously have more medical degrees than I do, but the incubation period for this is a 24-48 hour incubation period. The doctors advised us that the president's health was never in any danger. We've been gone from Mexico for now more than nine days.

Just to follow up on what the president--for you, Robert--what the president--did you say that he has not been treated with any kind of --

Gibbs: I said yesterday that he had not been. I will recheck with the doctor. Again, based on the incubation period, neither he, nor anybody that he traveled with, nor anybody in the press corps that I'm aware of would have exhibited any symptoms that would have caused any heightened awareness. link

3. From the CDC website.

How can someone with the flu infect someone else?

Infected people may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 or more days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. link

Now, given that all of Obama's expert people who are dealing with Swine Flu were the ones taking questions at the briefing today, how come they said the infection period is 24-48 hours, instead of what the CDC says, which is 1 day before and 7 days afterwards. That is a HUGE difference. And moreover, Obama has only been back for one week and he shook hands with a guy who died next day.

The fact that Obama's "experts" don't seem to be in sync with the CDC does not make me feel safe. Either that or they are covering up for Obama who may have been treated upon returning home to the US. Something is not right, that is for sure.
UPDATE just found an artricle that says he WAS tested, yet Gibbs in the press briefing says he was not. They are already lying to the public, this is not good LINK HERE


planetmichelle said...

Think of the movie "Road Trip" (any of the hundreds of Road Trip movies will do) and put those D.C. idiots faces in it.
Wonders how they bake the bread and sell it too.

Anonymous said...

I notice that too, if the incubation period is 24-48 hrs and obama is safe because his visit was on april 13-16 , then how come the teenagers from NYC school who visited mexico 2 weeks ago didnt show any symtoms until recently?

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