Comments on: Mexicans take flu outbreak with dose of skepticism http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/mexicans-take-flu-outbreak-with-dose-of-skepticism/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ricardo http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/mexicans-take-flu-outbreak-with-dose-of-skepticism/comment-page-1/#comment-7782 Fri, 01 May 2009 18:59:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3412#comment-7782 Mexican governments have traditionally lied to Mexicans in major crisis, so it’s no wonder that they are taking the epidemic with skepticism. I remember when I used to live there that when an earthquake struck the DF in the late 80’s, the PRI government said that a few hundred people have been killed. However, the U.S. embassy gave a far more realistic figure – it was in the thousands.

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By: Armando http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/mexicans-take-flu-outbreak-with-dose-of-skepticism/comment-page-1/#comment-7764 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:03:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3412#comment-7764 Sorry, but that flea fraud its a lie, im in a city near from Mexico DF, and nothing happens here, I just hear radio with a sci fi storys, this isn´t a flea, Calderon and all the political community try to become a false epidemical heroes.

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By: Howard G Kiernan http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/mexicans-take-flu-outbreak-with-dose-of-skepticism/comment-page-1/#comment-7747 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:22:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3412#comment-7747 It is still unclear at even this late date just how serious swine flu/H5N1 is going to be. Presumably any rating by the WHO short of its highest means that the situation does not quite qualify as a global crisis. It’s also of some interest to me that so far no travel operator would voluntarily refund the price of normally non-refundable air tickets to the USA on the strength of what has happened so far, not even to the states bordering Mexico. (This might change if the situation became so bad that it was literally impossible to travel, but so far all I have heard is that insurance might pay out in such a case.)The British Foreign Office has certainly advised against nonessential travel to Mexico, but the border has not been closed, and advice does not constitute a legal obligation to comply. It would be entirely possible for me, when travelling this year to Texas, to risk a day out in Mexico contrary to their advice, although I somehow do not think I will be doing it.

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