Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 18:32:44 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sat, Aug 22 2009 9:32 am
Subject: The idiot that is causing all the deaths in Malaysia
I have been reading comments on the statements made by this idiotic
doctor this week but this is the original word made by him.
They are indeed idiotic and full of conjectures, devoid of any fact at
What figure does he have to use 20 times as the estimate for the
number of cases of swine flu? If this estimate were used, then the
same estimate should also be used for normal flu that does not have
any formal testing at all, so the rate for normal flu is only 0.02/20,
i.e. lower than 0.001% for the whole year which is consistent with the
US inflated estimate(0.01%) of Normal Flu deaths, where 50% of
pneumonia deaths were attributed to Flu using a special unproven and
unsubstantiated model. In 2001, only 257 were confirmed to have died
of flu, instead of thousands.
BAsed on the early confirmed results, it was 0.4% for Malaysia. It was
more reliable in the early days because tests were actually conducted
on suspected cases and deaths. It was still under reported but so were
Many unnecessary deaths that will not happen if it were not for the
Swine Flu, were not reported as swine flu induced deaths as this
stupid doctor had suggested, but wrongly indeed. Almost all deaths
reported all over the world are not due to swine flu. The 15 figure
quoted by him here is just a stupid guess. But all over the world had
the sense to indicate that swine flu is the contributing factor
leading to their deaths because without swine flu, they will not have
With such idiotic doctors being widespread in Malaysia, it is not
surprising to note that many deaths were under reported. In fact, I
have just heard a rumour that a suspected swine flu patient were put
next to patients that mysteriously died one after the other.
These deaths were never diagnosed as being due to Swine Flu because
they were hospitalised for other diseases, but will become fatal if
exposed to swine flu.
Don’t spread the panic, too
THERE has been much alarm over the rising number of cases and fatality
rates and rightly so, because influenza A(H1N1) is a very infectious
While alarm and widespread panic is not necessary, there exists the
pressing need to restrategise and implement mechanisms and Standard
Operating Procedures (SOP) for the prevention of secondary bacterial
pneumonia. A(H1N1) spreads by droplets and so is easily transmitted.
The director-general of Health calls it a high attack rate.
For a country of 27 million, struggling with this crisis since April
this year, and with national and international transport being so
widely used, 4,200 reported cases so far is severe under-reporting.
There are probably 20 times the number of cases out there that are not
reported. Because of this, many countries have stopped trying to
report the number of new cases.
Unfortunately, 67 have died in Malaysia. But if you were to be
objective, 67 deaths, out of a possible 70-80,000 cases, gives a death
rate of 0.08%. Still a bit higher than the usual seasonal flu death
rate of 0.04%, but surely not anywhere near panic proportions.
A closer look at the deaths revealed that 80% were A(H1N1) associated,
or were incidentally found to have contracted the virus, the virus by
no means causing the death.
We can call this A(H1N1) associated death or death with incidental A
(H1N1) infection. So, if the certification of death is proper, it may
be that only 15 deaths were actually due to A(H1N1), giving a fatality
rate of 0.02%. This is why we need to consolidate measures that are
already in place.
This should include a national level SOP whereby all affected patients
with secondary bacterial pneumonias would be immediately triaged for
intensive tertiary level care.
There is no cause for panic but we should all be vigilant.
Dr Ng Swee Choon
Medical Affairs Committee,
Federation of Private Medical
Practitioners’ Associations Malaysia.