Swine flu complications continue to spread through Europe. With the World Health Organization (WHO) warning that the outbreak has not yet peaked, this winter’s swine flu death toll climbed to 45 as of Thursday, January 6 in the United Kingdom, with most victims being children and young adults. Meanwhile, concerns have been raised of insufficient facilities for extremely ill patients in need of special oxygen equipment that acts as an artificial lung. In Greater Manchester, hospitals declared a flu emergency as they were forced to cancel over 1,000 operations to accommodate the increase of both swine flu and other flu patients.
In the Republic of Ireland, swine flu cases doubled in one week, with the Department of Health and Children reporting 5,400 cases. Elsewhere in Europe, French health officials have announced the incidence of flu in epidemic proportions, with swine flu being one of three strains that has infected a total of 176,000 people and claimed two lives. In Germany, two persons succumbed to the swine flu virus, while Austrian officials confirmed the first loss of life to swine flu there. The virus has also reemerged in Sweden, where a boy became the first to perish in the country on December 31, and in Norway, where two people have been hospitalized with the disease. In Croatia, one person perished and 150 have been diagnosed, with doctors warning that undiagnosed cases are likely to be much higher.
Our appreciation, all health officials and other personnel, for your initiatives to treat and stop the spread of this disease, as we send our condolences to those who have lost loved ones. May all of humanity soon adopt the ultimate preventive measure by switching to the life-sparing and health-affirming animal-free lifestyle.
Foreseeing this tragic event Supreme Master Ching Hai had designed the Alternative Living flyer some years ago and asked our Association members to distribute it worldwide since:
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