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At least 1 million Americans have now contracted the novel H1N1 influenza, according to mathematical models prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while data from the field indicates that the virus is continuing to spread even though the normal flu season is over and that an increasing proportion of victims are being hospitalized.
Nearly 28,000 laboratory-confirmed U.S. cases of the virus, also known as swine flu, have been reported to the CDC, almost half of the more than 56,000 cases globally reported to the World Health Organization.
But Lyn Finelli, a flu surveillance official with CDC, told a vaccine advisory committee meeting in Atlanta today that standard models of viral spread indicate that many times that number have been infected. Although 1 million seems like a high number, between 15 million and 60 million Americans are infected by the influenza virus during a normal flu season.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
That's BS. That's just propaganda so people will accept the vaccine that will kill more than the flu itself.
I'm in Canada and here it's mandatory and they will start within weeks.
Originally posted by Kaytagg
1,000,000 infected, 128 dead.
Wow, I'm soooooooooo scared.
Honestly, use your head, people. The virus just isn't that bad.
Get over it.
Originally posted by Symbiote
Move along, people, nothing to see here.
Originally posted by fleabit
Experts have stated that even if it were to mutate, the chance it would mutate into something akin to the 1918 killer would be very, very low indeed.