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HOW TO READ “SPIN”

October 30, 2009

spinning_topIf you haven’t already learned to disseminate mainstream spin, this is one of the best examples I have seen to date.  I thought it would be fun to do a little “rearranging.”

In September, Deborah Burger, RN, president of the California Nurses Association, reported that a nurse had died from the H1N1 virus, however…

“The Sacramento Bee reports Hays died July 17 of a severe respiratory infection, pneumonia and H1N1, according to her death certificate. She also had methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics.”

Did you catch it?  First, the presumed cause of death was the H1N1 virus, however, she also had a resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.  They chose not to identify the infection as MRSA, but conclude her death was caused by H1N1. Yet, this bacterial infection is extremely dangerous and does cause deaths:

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the United States there are about 1.7 million nosocomial infections in hospitals and 99,000 associated deaths.” Wikipedia 

The last paragraph of the article leaves the casual reader with a definite impression that it was H1N1 that was responsible for the death, but it may have been MRSA.  Yet, to throw fire on the flame of the H1N1 propaganda campaign they have conveniently left out that dirty “M” word.  But there’s more:

The first part of the article speaks of a rally held by medical professionals at the University of California San Francisco against the firing of a nurse who complained to hospital management “about inadequate safeguards after she got the virus.”  The hospital claimed the nurse was ‘released due to performance factors’ during a probation period, according to the San Jose Mercury News.”

No telling what the dismissed nurse would say about it.  I would love to interview her.

There are two aspects to this article that I can’t just blindly accept:

  1. That the nurse who died was the victim of H1N1 and not MRSA.
  2. The nurse who complained was actually fired for poor performance and not because she spoke out about “inadequate safeguards” i.e. unsanitary conditions at the hospital?

I don’t mean to come off as the ultimate conspiracy theorist.  The point of this article is to show that what we read and hear on the news needs to be evaluated more closely these days.  When it comes to the H1N1 “pandemic” there seems to be much fear mongering by the World Health Organization with our own government and many others complicit. The scare tactics and spin of mainstream news makes me all the more skeptical.  Couple that with the rush to inoculate the most vulnerable first – children and pregnant women.  It’s a very difficult pill to swallow.

I have come to realize that wherever there is this kind of insistence on a government program, big money is involved.  Big money = Big Pharma.  We need to ask ourselves: Who has the most to gain?

With all that is happening in the world today, with all the deception, this should give you encouragement:

“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. “But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:34-36 NASB)

 Jesus told us to be watchful – and wise.

 God bless you.

To read the original article for comparison: http://news.nurse.com/article/20090907/CA02/109070021

Reference:

MERSA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus

http://news.nurse.com/article/20090907/CA02/109070021

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