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Is that one might look back because there's a Swine Flu outbreak in Iraq -- government reaction.
A lot of fear and all -- happened before so let's clarify in 1976 Washington attempt to do the right thing in the face of the Swine Flu scare.
And it failed.
What we learned from that now.
Here is in NYU professor Fox News contributor Marc Siegel good morning mark in the afternoon and you dilute my time zone timeouts are going.
If he did at the end of the city OK so let's put this in context what happened in the seventies and why do we need to learn from that last.
Well in the seventies they Swine Flu virus appeared and killed one military recruit recruit at four picks.
And they actually the military was containing -- for the Center for Disease Control went on had a press conference.
And they said this is a new strain we better all watch out.
And then press conference is built on press conference and president Gerald Ford at the time was seeking election.
And the next thing you know forty million people were vaccinated and we had about a thousand cases of -- -- -- syndrome which is -- -- -- -- paralysis.
That appear to result from a hastily made vaccine.
This is not an identical situation to now.
He now we have an emerging virus or Swine Flu virus but this one has some new components and this one.
Has taken hold in Mexico and has killed you know hundred over a hundred people.
Now it's here in the United States and its passing human to human.
But I'm also concerned now about a vast overreaction now which is not to say that I don't think we should be paying attention to.
It's interesting because this time around I was talking to a couple of health professionals like yourself early this morning and everybody -- -- We don't have a specific vaccine for this specific extra wing of the global we're recommending things.
Like Tamiflu in some of the other flu vaccines.
But there's nothing built for this specific -- and the likelihood -- it will not be ready no matter what the circumstances are.
How did that change the picture doesn't worsen the health commissioner is actually help.
Because of the situation you talked about the seven.
Well certainly for that identical situation I'm kind of glad they don't have a vaccine yet that they would overuse on the other hand his more good news.
-- tends to die off in the summer if it comes back in the fall my then they probably will have a vaccine that matches -- so we have.
To actually track -- and so far.
Some signs look good although again it's very early to -- -- one we've tuition as we look at with a virus one has trans miss ability how easy is it to go from human to human.
And we've been hearing a press conferences like Mayor Bloomberg just said the word cluster that's a good word could that means it's not extending out past.
The initial group of people -- and people that they contact.
You -- to third and fourth generation contacts.
But -- -- it too early to know that I mean if we look at the incident at this one school they now say 45 confirmed or probable.
Over at like -- hundred to two indicates could potentially habit if they come -- to their parents their siblings isn't that the next risk -- but.
It's too early to be confirmed on this you actually -- Alexis we have to see how far it travels.
But it's also the longer goes on where it doesn't start to spread out the queen's or beyond beyond beyond the more we think it may be limited.
Because here's what happens the virus can lose its potency as it goes from human to human and another thing that's good.
It's not killing people -- -- -- which of course is wonderful but also.
There's another phenomenon that viruses sometimes have it's almost like a hurricane when it hits land you know it loses some of its power and a lot of time viruses become less virulent.
As -- proceed from human to human that's a very common thing in science that should comfort us.
So a lot of people keep hearing swine.
And they keep thanking -- does this mean I haven't baking and does this mean I'm not have a hand -- -- what a what do you say to people while cooking cook pork.
Isn't zero risk a -- and even raw -- by the way which is probably how it got transmitted initially that's in Mexico I we don't have any evidence that our own swine actually has this it's human to human up here so I'm not worried about eating pork or anything to do that what I am worried about is.
You know I'm not sure about travel advisories what works the best is isolating people who are sick.
And and their contacts you know we we actually need a coordinated effort here on the national.
And the local level with a federal health authorities -- close in on these areas if we start choking off Mexico.
It'll be billions and billions and billions of dollars and it's starting to happen some concern about the international economic community and the impact that this is gonna have.
Oh yes and we're actually talk about that coming up when they show -- Mark Siegel thank you very much because they actually just put out a CDC announcement nonessential travel.
To Mexico is suggested that it does not occur in the first place but without -- break.
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