It’s Coming….Get Scared!

From CNN:

The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel.

The report says 30,000 to 90,000 deaths are projected as part of a “plausible scenario” involving large outbreaks at schools, inadequate antiviral supplies and the virus peaking before vaccinations have time to be effective.

Up to 40,000 U.S. deaths are linked to seasonal flu each year, with most of the fatalities occurring among people over 65. With seasonal flu and H1N1, this fall is expected to bring more influenza deaths and place “enormous stress” on intensive care units nationwide, which normally operate near capacity, the report says.

An H1N1 resurgence may happen as early as September, at the beginning of the school year, and infections may peak in mid-October, according to the report. However, the H1N1 vaccine isn’t expected to be available until mid-October, and even then it will take several weeks for vaccinated individuals to develop immunity, the report says.

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One thought on “It’s Coming….Get Scared!

  1. About 36,000 deaths in the USA are attributed to the seasonal flu. In virtually every case, you find that the person had “underlying health issues” (weakened immune system). The same has been the case with H1N1 so far, and the number of deaths has been minuscule. It’s always “underlying conditions”. In other words, virtually no one dies from the flu. You are far more likely to die crossing the road or in a car accident, but they have not come up with a vaccine for that yet, otherwise they would be all over it, making money hand over fist, as they are now with H1N1. Indeed, more people have died so far from the vaccines, and many more will die as result of the vaccines. Look up the ingredients. Check the side-effects, and ask yourself why the gov’t is giving vaccine makers legal amnesty against future claim? Lastly, vaccines are not usually recommended for people with weak immune systems. Why are they suddenly on the priority list to get them? I could go on and on, but please research it all before succumbing to fear and following the herd over the H1N1 cliff.

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