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Seventy A(H1N1) cases confirmed in Ukraine, 17 die

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Nov. 11, 2009, 2:51 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Seventy cases of the A(H1N1) flu subtype have been laboratory-confirmed in Ukraine, and 17 of these cases ended up lethally, Ukrainian First Deputy Health Minister Vasyl Lazoryshynets said at a news briefing on Nov. 11. "But this does not mean that the other deaths were not caused by this flu virus, because everything depends on the way laboratory samples are taken and transported," he said.
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Anonymous Nov. 11, 2009, 6:31 p.m.    

An over-reactive immune response (cytokine storm) in healthy people causes the dramatic and unexpected organ failure leading to death with this flu, similar to the 1918 flu. Immediate use of natural anti-virals by the entire population (sick & well) will have a huge effect in communities but especially so in these high-risk groups. Antivirals lessen the amount of virus in the bloodstream thereby keeping the body's cytokine production down. This will take an enormous burden off emergency facilities and SAVE LIVES.

Two readily-attainable supplements are easily tolerated, safe for children/ pregnant women with no toxicity. They also do not cause virus resistance, unlike Tamiflu:

--Resveratrol-- Resveratrol increased survival rates 40% in flu-infected mice, lowered the amount of virus in lungs by 98%. Liquid form is preferred. Hold a few tablespoons in the mouth for one minute then swallow. Repeat doses 2-3x daily (more often for serious cases) or take one 200 mg. capsule 2-3x daily. Use droppers for babies / young children.

--N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)-- Capsules can be opened on yogurt. Suggested doses:

• Adults--1200 mg, twice a day

• Children over 12-- 600 mg, twice a day

• Children 40 lbs & up-- 300-600 mg, twice a day

• Children under 40 lbs-- 150-300 mg, twice a day

The prescription-only inhalers MucoMyst or Mucosil contain NAC. Clinics and hospitals should stock up on these and administer preventively, before patients show lung involvement.

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A large immune response (cytokine storm) in healthy people and children causes the dramatic and unexpected organ failure leading to death with this flu, similar to the 1918 flu. Immediate use of natural antivirals by the entire population (sick & well) will have a huge effect in communities but especially so in these high-risk groups. Antivirals lessen the amount of virus in the bloodstream. This keeps the body's cytokine production down. This takes an enormous burden off doctors and hospitals and SAVE LIVES.

Two supplements are easily tolerated, safe for children and pregnant women with no toxicity. They also do not cause virus resistance, which Tamiflu does. Tamiflu causes psychosis in children and is not safe for pregnant women.

--Resveratrol-- Resveratrol increased survival rates 40% in flu-infected mice. It lowered the amount of virus in lungs by 98%. Liquid form is preferred. Hold a few tablespoons in the mouth for one minute then swallow. Repeat doses two or three times daily (more often for serious cases) or take one 200 mg. capsule 2-3x daily. Use droppers for babies, young children, or very sick adults.

--N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)-- Capsules can be opened on yogurt or soft food. Suggested doses:

• Adults--1200 mg, twice a day

• Children over 12-- 600 mg, twice a day

• Children 40 lbs & up-- 300-600 mg, twice a day

• Children under 40 lbs-- 150-300 mg, twice a day

The prescription-only inhalers "MucoMyst" or "Mucosil" contain NAC. Clinics and hospitals should stock up on these and administer preventively, before patients show lung involvement. These will save lives!

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