Coincidence that NC is detaining flu victims?

North Carolina “Involuntarily Isolating” Suspected Swine Flu Patients

State refuses to divulge details of cases

by Steve Watson

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Disturbing reports have emerged that suggest North Carolina is involuntarily quarantining patients who may have the flu virus that is thought to be spreading across the U.S. and the rest of the globe.

The details appear in a report by Adam Owens of N.C. based WRAL news:

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Novartis gets US contract for cell-based flu vaccine plan

Jan 15, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The US government has awarded Novartis a $487 million contract to help build a plant in North Carolina that the company says will be capable of producing 150 million doses of cell-based pandemic influenza vaccine within 6 months after the start of a pandemic.

Because of the advantages of growing flu vaccines in cell culture instead of in chicken eggs, the conventional method, the Novartis facility is expected to increase the US capacity to make pandemic flu vaccine by 25%, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a news release.

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