Reflections by comrade Fidel
News That Shook the World
“The tests that revealed this new virus were only
conducted with the specimens sent by the Mexican authorities, he emphasized
regarding the 16 positive cases out of the 50 specimens sent from
Two days later, La Jornada newspaper relates that on the 5th of the same month it had received an information from its reporter in Veracruz, Andres Timoteo, who literally said that “the Health Department had laid an epidemic cordon to La Gloria village, municipality of Perote, because the people there were being affected by a strange outbreak of acute respiratory infections…three children under two years of age had died and 60% of the three thousand population were suffering from respiratory disease.”
La Jornada then adds that “the reporter’s note states that the villagers relate the outbreak of infections to the contamination produced by the pig breeders of the transnational Carroll Farms.
“…dozens of families suddenly fell ill from respiratory diseases.
“Municipal agent Bertha Crisostomo appealed to the health authorities for help, since dozens of families suddenly fell ill from respiratory diseases,” says the reporter.
“The symptoms of the villagers there, according to witnesses, were high temperature, severe coughing and phlegm; they need to stay in bed as if stricken by one of the seasonal infections that appear in winter.”
Actually, the Canadian laboratory of Dr. Plummer was not the first to discover anything. The Atlanta CDC had already done it on April 17. The AH1N1 was a new and potentially very dangerous virus.
But, there is more. On the 11th of that
month, the Pan American Health Organization Watch Group, based on the reports
of the abovementioned Mexican press, asked the Health Department to check on an
alleged outbreak of influenza at La Gloria community in
Faced with such information, any country would have considered it imperative to undertake an immediate and serious investigation into the matter.
I have always admired
It hurts to even say it, but actually four or five
days would have sufficed to discover that the people were being affected by
that virus; it was not necessary to send a specimen to that laboratory in
As of April 24, the first information is given to the international community on the epidemic; the news was disquieting. Let’s take a look at some of them:
May 2: 397 cases, 16 dead.
May 5: 866 cases, 26 dead.
May 9: 1626 cases, 48 dead.
May 12: 2282 cases, 58 dead.
Every day there were reports of other affected
countries and almost without exception there was a connection with persons
Three days ago it was announced that
What does one of these epidemics mean to
When the United States launched its mercenaries
through the Bay of Pigs escorted by the Marine Corps, General Lazaro Cardenas, who had won great glory by recovering the
Mexican oil, did not threatened us; quite the opposite, he wanted to come to
Cuba to fight alongside our people. That is the
Is it possible that on April 16 and 17 nobody in
Nothing has changed in
It was news that shook the world! Let’s have confidence in science!
Fidel Castro Ruz