The question is: where did the virus originate ? The outbreak in Mexico comes from an area where there are no pigs suffering from pig influenza and where there have been no cases of bird flu. The question to be asked is how did a virus suddenly appear that contains these strains of influenza ?
Any reasonable person would have to suspect that there may be foul play involved here. Certainly we know from the Anthrax attacks that people working within the military industrial complex of the USA are capable of releasing bio-weapons into the population. The only question then is motive. Could it be as a distraction over the torture headlines, the economic crisis, the problems with border security and drugs coming across from Mexico ?
Also, although this swine flu is dangerous, CNN reports that more than 1000 people have died of normal influenza already this year. Furthermore, more than 600 people on average have been dying of Tuberculosis in the USA for the past decade. So far the lethality of the swine flu, and the danger it represents has been blown out of proportion. People have died in Mexico, but the deaths there have been relatively limited.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2009.]