Thursday September 3, 2009 | Preparing for H1N1

September 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Health officials continue to say that the H1N1 virus, also called Swine Flu, could be poised for a large outbreak this fall. Large contained populations, such as schools and universities are especially at risk and health officials in our region are mobilizing to meet the threat head on. We’ll speak with folks from UNC Charlotte, CMS and Mecklenburg County about how they intend to protect students and residents from H1N1 and what we all can do to stay more healthy in the upcoming flu season.
Dr. Robert Jones – Medical Director, Student Health Center, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Stephen Keener – Medical Director, Mecklenburg County Health Department
Barb Pellin – Associate Superintendent, Pre-K Support Programs, CMS

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  2. If H1N1 is a mild flu, could there be some benefit to actully getting it to build up immunity for a possible new strain?

  3. Dr. Steven Keener said he was not aware of any studies that proved efficacy of Echinacea. There is a company in Brevard, North Carolina that was given a grant from a US goverment agency to conduct such a study several years ago. The company’s name is Gaia Herbs, owned by Rick Scalzo, a grower, processor, and distributer of many herbs such as Echinacea. The results showed that many products on the market do not have the properly active constiuents for immune support because they are processed with the wrong species, the wrong plant part (root vrs, leaf, vrs. flower) and are harvested at the wrong time of season. The Gaia Herbs research project has published the clinical results of this study and continues to manufacture their Echinacea products according to those standards. You can contact Richard Scalzo at Gaia Herb Farm. He is a dedicated Herbalist and Researcher whose mission is to empower people with knowledge about traditional time-honored methods of self-care with medicines from the earth.
    Thank you for this very informative show. I will use your information with my customers at the store.
    Joy Fanning
    Certified Biofeedback Technician

  4. The H1N1 discussion has prominently included the fear factor of dying from a rapid progression of the condition. One of the contributing elements of the death scenario is identified as pneumonia. We know that in the past, many people have died of pneumonia which may have been contracted AFTER they entered the hospital. Will these deaths now just be lumped together as a convenient cover-up ?

    How do the “experts” propose to separate the statistics of what we have heretofore known as death from pneumonia, from the new phenomena of death from H1N1-and-pneumonia ???

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