Flu Pandemic Statistics

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    The CDC has released initial statistics on the spread of H1N1. Below is a graph comparing the spread of influenza this season (red), versus the rate of spread for past seasons.

    As you can see, only three weeks into the flue season, the current rate is dramatically faster than any other flu season in recent history in every age rage save seniors.

    Anecdotally, students are coming down sick all over my campus here in NY, and many students are walking around with biohazard-rated face masks. It's like out of a movie...

    CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - Weekly Report: Influenza Summary Update
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    I have a sinking feeling that those statistics were provided by Al Gore.....
     
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    What does the purple line mean?
     
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    This is rubbish.

    There are more "reported" cases of the flu because people are now freaked out because of the 24/7 swine flu hysteria buildup.

    And my oh my how those flu stock prices have gone up!!!!!
     
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    you should go to your local ER Sinatra and then get back to us. I am not saying everyone should be vaccinated but here in Washington everyone is getting it. Two local schools had to shut down because 50% of the student body has had the swine flu.
    This isn't the first time this has happened, where a flu virus turns into a pandemic, we are just lucky this virus isn't as strong as the one in 1918 that killed 50 million people.
    Interesting fact though is one of the reason elderly people are not getting it as much as younger people is because it has some of the same genetic make up as flu viruses they could have gotten in the 30's.
     
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    The flu is pretty widespread here. They aren't testing for H1N1 specifically in most cases because of high false negatives. According to my doc (I saw today), the fact that it's hitting so much earlier than the regular seasonal flu points to it most likely being H1N1. He said there are also some pretty brutal viral illnesses they are seeing now that are not influenza but mimic its symptoms. Oh joy.
     
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    Bad news for us all. Not good statistics at all. One must wonder about the sanity of those who equate acknowledgement of the situation with a political viewpoint.
     
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    Really? What schools are those?
     
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    Why do the nutters not believe statistics from the CDC?

    Does being a wingnut somehow make you think there is not a flu epidemic in our country?


    We had 3 schools closed in our district last week because of it, it's just spreading like wildfire here.
     
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    Here is how the swine flu story works out...

    Headlines blaring of 2600 suspected cases being phoned in to the health center as WSU.

    2600 calls from people saying they have "flu like" symptoms - and then the news agencies report it as being 2600 cases of swine flu.

    It is absurdity atop absurdity.

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    2,600 suspected cases of swine flu (H1N1) reported at Washington State University


    Any person who calls Health and Wellness to report flu-like symptoms is counted as a swine flu case at WSU. People who call are advised to stay home, treat symptoms and drink fluids. Doctors have actually seen only about 500 students, and no one is being tested for swine flu. Under CDC guidelines, university health officials are treating all cases under the assumption that they are H1N1.

    Read more: 2,600 suspected cases of swine flu (H1N1) reported at Washington State University



    Good lord people - open your eyes!
     

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