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Swine Flu vs Seasonal Flu

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posted on May, 16 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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This hype about the swine flu is BS. Lets look at the statistics.

As of friday May 15,
4,715 people infected with swine flu in the USA
5 deaths related to swine flu in the USA
Source: www.baynews9.com...
A new death in texas: www.chron.com...

about 36,000 people die from seasonal flu annually
more than 200,000 people are hostpitalized from seasonal flu annually
Source: www.cdc.gov...

In almost every case involving death related to swine flu, each person had a pre-existing and serious health condition. There was also one 2 year old child death.

As you can see, there is no difference between swine flu and seasonal flu, most cases have been mild. If anything were looking at a longer flu season




posted on May, 16 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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While the statistics aren't cause for alarm, what is is the fact that in the past this is how pandemics have started. A small, light hit in the spring followed by a wallop in the winter months.

IF the swine flu stays in this form it won't do too much more damage to humanity as a whole...BUT if it mutates over the summer while we aren't looking....

That's why we need to be concerned, but not panicked. The normal flu is bad, yes, but just because it doesn't compare to the seasonal flu (those statistics are annual where as the ones you state are what...over the last 2 months?) right now doesn't mean it won't in the future.



posted on May, 17 2009 @ 01:35 AM
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I agree with everything you said. It wouldn't be smart to not keep on the swine flu and to keep everything in check and under control. Its the pure fear spreading articles that get to me.

What kind of headline is this? What good is this going to do?

"100,000 americans will die of swine flu in the next 12 months"

www.jrrl.com...

This isn't fact based on anything. Where do they pull out 100,000 people will die in a year from?

"More than 100,000 Americans may have swine flu"

www.ktvn.com...

Again where are they pulling these numbers from? How do you get 100,000 from 4,714.



posted on May, 17 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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Alot of it is hystaria. I'm not saying people won't go overkill on this. If the MSM hadn't covered the bank crash back in October as much as it did, I bet people wouldn't have felt like the end of the world. Not saying it wasn't important that they did cover it, but the degree could be debated.

Some of those figures are extrapolated using exponential methods. I saw a thread towards the start of the whole shebacle that said by now we'd be facing millions infected. At least I think thats what it said, can't remember the name of it for the life of me.

Anyway, until proven wrong those who are publishing these aren't going to be told off. They can hide behind "Sources" and say that that was what they were told. For $50 you could hire a homeless person to say that stuff on tape and then if it came to light you were interviewing a homeless person you could say they didn't reveal that at the time of the printing. Its a sad business, but its how its run at times.




posted on May, 17 2009 @ 02:17 AM
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Originally posted by DarkCyrus


"More than 100,000 Americans may have swine flu"

www.ktvn.com...

Again where are they pulling these numbers from? How do you get 100,000 from 4,714.


Because if you've been paying attention here, you would have known that the only confirmed cases come from hospitalized victims, and hospitalized victims make up only a very small percentage of those infected.

Also your 4,714 figure is off by about half.



16 May 2009 -- As of 07:00 GMT, 16 May 2009, 36 countries have officially reported 8451 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

- www.who.int...

[edit on 5/17/2009 by bl4ke360]



posted on May, 17 2009 @ 02:17 AM
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I agree with you - there is a lot of hysteria being spread around. I think that the flu is one.

I wish people would go back to their roots, in their heads and in their hearts, and stop these evil manipulative world leaders in their tracks.

If we can see it coming, we can stop it.



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