As the H1N1 Conspiracy gathers pace around the world people are starting to ask questions – literally disregarding any strong feelings they might have held against alleged ‘conspiracies’. Even people who are happy to accept official statements are trying to suppress their new feelings that something just isn’t right with the worldwide outbreak of a new strain of H1N1.
Each day thousands of posts appear around the net from the mainstream media that almost border on hysteria yet if you read further down to the ‘comments’ section of most stories you’ll be greeted by the general public’s views – most claiming that this is nothing more than fear mongering on the governments part. People can see through the facade and hype that underlies the story.
With more and more people not willing to play into the hands that feed us the stories, a new, long term worry is forced upon us – the next wave.
Anne Schuchat, a scientist with the US Center for disease control, has warned that the new strain of H1N1 could mutate and form a much more deadly outbreak to occur in the coming autumn and winter months. The WHO has also warned that the severity of the virus is still unknown and also mentioned the possibility of a second wave that could be much worse over the coming months.
With so many ‘general’ strains of flu it is impossible to predict how the new strain will react when it meets one of these general strains and could merge to form a fast spreading deadly strain. A second wave is very possible – much like the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918. The government was slow to react to that outbreak and didn’t even warn the public or offer advice until the second wave was rife.
Much has already been publicised about the Swine Flu conspiracy with claims that the pandemic is nothing more than a wild hoax or that it could be a weaponized version of H1N1 released on us in order to combat the overpopulation of the world. The list of conspiracies grows daily and the one thing that shines through is that the people don’t believe what they are being told.
British people have a long standing history of showing their stiff upper lip and not giving in to pressure to run scared or hide away. For years the British people carried on with normal life whilst the IRA carried out bombing campaigns. When the 7/7 attacks took place the British people continued with life as normal and refused to give into fear and scaremongering from above. Even when further attacks were planned, the British public carried on with life as if nothing was happening that could threaten our freedom.
Now with the pandemic underway, and the WHO saying that the level could rise to 6 (the highest level) any day now, the British people are carrying on with life as normal – no one would ever know that a pandemic was working it’s way through the country if the media wasn’t reporting it 24/7.
When it came to light that the U.S was stockpiling coffins and body bags there was almost near hysteria the ensued. The Telegraph, a reputable news outlet in the UK (mainstream) reported that the UK government already had plans for dealing with up to 750,000 corpses that could be a problem to dispose of if a pandemic were to take hold – still no reaction from the British public.
So will the ‘stiff upper lip’ be the British people’s downfall?
We now know that H1N1 is spreading via person to person in the UK, it is therefore completely possible that the virus is already circulating freely amongst us. By keeping to the British tradition we are in fact unwittingly spreading the virus faster than it would be able to if were to lock ourselves away.
Knowing that the British public are not prone to attacks of fear or hysteria and are not easily scared by the media hype of any pending pandemic or one that is upon us already could cause us more problems if and when a second wave hits.
A Second Wave Could Be Less Dangerous Because Of The British Attitude
Looking at this from another view point could be that the British attitude to the pandemic will help us from a second wave that has the potential to be much more deadly. The WHO has warned that the virus is showing only mild symptoms due to the summer months and when the autumn and winter seasons get started a second wave could follow and be much deadlier than the first.
With the British people walking around now and having the potential to be spreading the virus through the whole of Britain, our immune systems are able to get a taste of what is to come. This is well known in the medical world to build up a defence against viruses.*
Could it be that by showing the ‘stiff upper lip’ that the British people will be ready to fend off any further outbreaks in the coming months?
Only time will tell.
* This is based purely on speculation and not medical advice.