Friday, January 29, 2016

Betty MacDonald and dangerous winter flu

 Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
Betty MacDonald fan club fans,
did you already pick Betty MacDonald's favourite flower?
Hurry up, please.
There are only two days left to do it.

Don't miss current Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please.  

Betty MacDonald mentioned her favourite flower in one of her books.

There are several documents and letters in Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection you can use to answer the Betty MacDonald fan club contest question:

Tell us Betty MacDonald's favourite flower, please.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

What do you think of Data Privacy Day?

Are you afraid of losing your online privacy?

What's your opinion?

Regarding Betty MacDonald fan club birthday card contest we'd like to share some more info.

Your birthday card for Betty MacDonald should include your brilliant thoughts and on Betty MacDonald and her books.

The winner who sent the best and most original birthday card will be Honor guest of the next International Betty MacDonald fan club event.  

Deadline: March 15, 2016

A Betty MacDonald fan club birthday exhibit with many very special birthday cards by Betty MacDonald's family and friends.

You'll be able to see wonderful cards for Betty MacDonald with very touching messages for example by her daughter Joan MacDonald Keil or her good friend Monica Sone.  ( see info below ' Betty MacDonald and The plague and I )

There will be a Betty MacDonald fan club birthday event DVD available.

We'll have several International Betty MacDonald fan club events  in 2016.

Join us in voting for your favourite city, please. 

My favourite place is my dream castle.

Wolfgang Hampel's  Vita Magica guest was a very famous TV lady, author and singer and she is our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is our beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.

I guess our Casanova adores our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member very much because author and TV moderator Tatjana Geßler is a very beautiful, charming and intelligent lady.

Mr. Tigerli is back and we enjoy his new adventures very much.

Are you hungry? 

Let's have breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick. 

Enjoy Betty MacDonald's very beautiful Vashon Island, please.

I bet this song will be in TOP 3 ESC 2016.

Take care,


Don't miss this very special book, please.


Vita Magica
Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French )

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club - The Stove and I  

Betty MacDonald fan club groups 

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund

As winter flu sweeps across eastern Europe, a Russian MP blames America for it

Communist party official demands Russian secret services investigate “American biological warfare” as flu epidemic sweeps eastern Europe

People wearing face masks walk in a street in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 21 2016.
People wearing face masks in Kiev, Ukraine Photo: AP

A Russian MP has accused the United States of releasing a winter flu epidemic currently sweeping the country, in what he claimed is an unprecedented act of germ warfare.
Vadim Sovolyov, a member of the Russian communist party, has called on the country’s secret services to investigate the possibility that American agents deliberately spread this year’s seasonal outbreak of the virus.
“This wave [of flu] came from Ukraine. And I don’t rule out that it was specifically the Americans there who kicked off this situation, launching such a war against our country,” Mr Sovolyov told Russian News Service radio in Moscow.
“I think such a time has arrived, and we will send requests to the the ministry of health, the general prosecutor’s office, and possibly the FSB, asking them to use their own channels to seriously investigate, because this violates all acceptable norms,” he added.
Mr Sovolyov also claimed the United States has been waging a years-long germ warfare programme against Cuba from the US naval base at Guantanamo bay.

The United States has not publicly responded to the comments.
An outbreak of the A-H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed dozens of people across eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union over the past two months, including 18 people in Armenia and at least 50 in Ukraine.
Infections officially reached “epidemic” proportions in St Petersburg, where some 30 people are believed to have died, on January 22.
Moscow declared its own epidemic on Tuesday.

Children in face masks watch a performance at the circus, in the Ukrainian capital Kiev Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. 

Children in face masks watch a performance at the circus in the Ukrainian capital Kiev  
Photo: AP

Russian health officials have advised vulnerable people to take precautions like avoiding public transport and wearing face masks, and urged people to get flu jabs every year. No qualified practitioner has linked the outbreak to a foreign power.
The H1N1 virus, a form of flu that is particularly damaging to younger, healthy people, swept the globe in a worldwide pandemic that is believed to have killed 200,000 people in 2009.
Since then it has become one of three main strains of flu virus that circulate seasonally amongst humans.
Russian public health experts have said those who have died were not vaccinated.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the current outbreak does not resemble the 2009 pandemic in scale or deadliness.