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Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Hospitalizations Reported to CDC by States
As of 05 JUN 2009 0100 EDT
• 1,027 / 13,217 (7.8%) hospitalizations
• Detailed clinical data available on 201 / 1,027 (19.6%) hospitalized
– Median time from onset of illness to hospital admission
• 3 days (range 1-14 days)
– Median length of stay
• 3 days (range 1-53)
– Median days from admission to discharge or death
• 7 (range 2-65)
Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Hospitalizations Reported to CDC
Clinical Characteristics As of 05 JUN 2009 0100 EDT (n=201)
Sore throat 30%
Shortness of breath 54%
Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Hospitalizations Reported to CDC
Clinical Information As of 05 JUN 2009 0100 EDT (n=201)
Treated with steroids 36%
Admitted to ICU 24%
Treated with antibiotics 80%
Treated with antivirals 72%
Dx with sepsis at admission 9%
Mechanical ventilation 16%
Chest radiograph with pneumonia at admission 41%
Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Hospitalizations Reported to CDC
Underlying Conditions As of 05 JUN 2009 0100 EDT (n=201)
Any underlying condition 71%
Chronic Renal Disease 8%
Current Smoker 10%
Neuromuscular disorder 7%
Neurocognitive disorder 8%
Chronic cardiovascular disease** 11%
Seizure disorder 6%
Asthma or COPD 32%
At least three US federal laws should concern all Americans and suggest what may be coming - mandatory vaccinations for hyped, non-existant threats, like H1N1 (Swine Flu). Vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu endanger human health but are hugely profitable to drug company manufacturers.
The Project BioShield Act of 2004 (S. 15) became law on July 21, 2004 "to provide protections and countermeasures against chemical, radiological, or nuclear agents that may be used in a terrorist attack against the United States by giving the National Institutes of Health contracting flexibility, infrastructure improvements, and expediting the scientific peer review process, and streamlining the Food and Drug Administration approval process of countermeasures."
In other words, the FDA may now recklessly approve inadequately tested, potentially dangerous vaccines and other drugs if ever the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) or Defense (DOD) declare a national emergency, whether or not one exists and regardless of whether treatments available are safe and effective. Around $6 billion or more will be spent to develop, produce, and stockpile vaccines and other drugs to counteract claimed bioterror agents....
In the wake of the hyped Swine Flu scare, media reports suggest mass vaccinations are coming. The May 6 Kimberly Kindy - Ceci Connolly Washington Post one, for example, headlined "US May Add Shots for Swine Flu to Fall Regimen" without saying they'll be mandatory but reading between the lines suggests the possibility this year or later.
The writers report that "The Obama administration is considering an unprecedented fall vaccination campaign" to include regular and Swine Flu shots, the latter because it's "spreading across the globe." ....
From inception, vaccines have always been dangerous enough for some experts to call them biological weapons undermining health, manipulating and crippling the immune system, and creating the possibility of future debilitating diseases. So Big Pharma's solution is new, more potent genetically engineered vaccines and drugs that may end up harming or killing many who take them, especially people with weakened immune systems.
NYC Swine Flu Death Toll Reaches 12
New York City officials have reported three more deaths from swine flu, CBS station WCBS-TV reported.
The city health department announced the deaths on Wednesday, bringing the city's total to 12.
The city said that one victim was 30 to 39 years old, another was 50 to 59 and another was over 65. Officials wouldn't identify the victims further or say when they died.
Many thousands of New Yorkers are believed to have had swine flu. City health officials say most suffered only mild symptoms. Over 800 cases in the city have been confirmed.
The Health Department said most of the patients hospitalized with swine flu belonged to groups that had a higher risk of severe illness or complications from influenza, including:
* People who are over 65, under age 2, or pregnant
* People with chronic lung problems, such as asthma or emphysema
* People with chronic heart, kidney, liver or blood disorders
* People with neurological disorders that can cause breathing problems
* People with diabetes
* People whose immune systems are weakened due to illness or medication
* People under 18 years who are on long-term aspirin therapy
City H1N1 Death Toll Rises To 15
The Department of Health confirmed three more deaths linked to H1N1/swine flu Thursday, bringing the city's death toll to 15, as the World Health Organization declares a swine flu pandemic.
According to the DOH, one victim was under the age of 4, one was between 5 and 24 years old, and the other was between 25 and 54. No other details have been released.
On Wednesday, three other deaths were confirmed.
Most of the serious cases and deaths have been in people with established risk factors for flu complications.
The news came as the Health Department released statistics showing that one in seven New Yorkers had reported flu-like symptoms during the first three weeks of last month.
Officials say a telephone survey of New Yorkers found 6.9 percent of those polled said they had symptoms like fever and cough or a sore throat between May 1 and May 20, meaning more than a half-million New Yorkers could have been sick with the H1N1 virus.
In response to flu concerns, New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn is restricting visits to the maternity and pediatric wards.
Only a husband or significant other will be allowed in to the maternity ward. And only parents can visit the pediatric ward.
A hospital spokeswoman says there was no H1N1 incident at the hospital, but since it is highly contagious, they wanted to limit the number of visits into units where patients are more vulnerable.
Meanwhile, the city's public safety, health, and governmental operation committees met Thursday to discuss the virus.
City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, as well as education and emergency management officials, testified before City Council members.
Department of Education and Department of Correction representatives were also on hand to answer questions, but did not testify.
During the hearing, Farley was asked several pointed questions, including why the city has limited its sharing of details about those who have died from the flu strain.
"The information that the vast majority people who have died have had underlying conditions is important for people to know and that we have provided information about the frequency of underlying conditions that are important," said Farley.
"You have a panic with the failure to have information, you have less of a panic the more information that is out there," said United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
The hearing also aired concerns over how the city decides to close schools when a high number of flu absences are reported.
"We didn't have and we still do not have an absolute set of criteria, by which you can go down the list and check things off to determine whether a school should be closed," said New York City Deputy Health Commissioner Adam Karpati.
Looking ahead, Farley said the greatest challenge the city faces is making policy decisions in the face of medical and scientific uncertainty.
On a global level, H1N1 continues to spread.
In a statement sent to member countries, WHO said it decided to
raise the pandemic warning level from phase five to six – its highest alert – after holding an emergency meeting on swine flu with its
It is the first global flu pandemic in 41 years.
What rock you been under...it went to 6 yesterday :shk:
Originally posted by infotech
swine flu is at level 5
thats one off a global pandemic. i dont think people are taking it serious enough. but then what the hell, should we be worried or not????
Woman could be county's first H1N1 death
A 29-year-old Yonkers woman appears to be the first H1N1 swine flu death in Westchester, a county Health Department official said yesterday.
The woman, who died Tuesday night, had an underlying medical condition. The exact cause of death is pending an autopsy by the medical examiner. No further information is being released, spokeswoman Caren Halbfinger said.
"While this death is tragic and we feel for the family of the young woman, we also want the public to know that almost all residents who have had the H1N1 flu virus have had mild flu symptoms and have recovered on their own without medication or hospitalization," Halbfinger said.
Novartis Completes Swine Flu Vaccine Early
Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Novartis (NYSE:NVS) announced Friday it had completed its production of a vaccine for influenza A (H1N1), street name swine flu. The pharma said production was completed weeks ahead of expectations. Novartis anticipates starting clinical trials as early as July and sees licensing of the product in Autumn.
Another New Yorker has died of swine flu, bringing the city's total to 16 deaths linked to the novel viral strain, the city Health Department reported Friday.
The latest death occurred in a person between the age of 40 and 49.
Originally posted by JBA2848
2nd H1N1 Death Reported In Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Health Department said this adult did not appear to have any other medical conditions that would have put him or her at risk..
Mexico will maintain its swine flu alert, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said Thursday as he raised the country’s death toll by one to 109 after the WHO declared a worldwide pandemic. “Faced with this situation, we can’t remove the alert,” Cordova told a news conference here. He raised the A(H1N1) death toll to 109, and the number of infections to 6,294. Cordova previously said the alert may be lifted mid-June, despite a slow trickle of confirmed deaths since swine flu broke out here at the end of April. “The next wave is expected in November or December,” Cordova said, adding that a vaccine could be ready in December. Cordova said the virus was currently under control. “It won’t disappear but we’ll see a few cases, which will be monitored,” the health minister said
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - The Madison Heights Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. A young officer died after suffering flu-like symptoms.
There is still a little bit of a mystery. We do not have a confirmed cause of death, although health officials believe it to be the swine flu. The 28-year-old officer had a history of some asthma and hypertension, but his brother told us he was generally a pretty healthy person. However, last week, he had to be air lifted to U of M Hospital and has now passed away.
Jun 12, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – On the heels of yesterday's pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today urged businesses to review their pandemic plans to make sure they're flexible enough to respond to a moderate or severe pandemic.
ANGRY GPs have slammed a "conspicuous lack of leadership" in Australia's response to the swine flu crisis, with some patients waiting eight days for test results or receiving anti-viral drugs too late to limit the infection.
The doctors have blamed delays and inconsistent responses at state and federal levels for undermining efforts to contain the disease in Australia, placing the nation on the front line of the world's first flu pandemic in more than 40 years.
Originally posted by Abernathy
reply to post by infotech
You are Ecoparity.