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Swine Flu Could Cause 90,000 US Deaths

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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WASHINGTON (Aug. 24) -- 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 H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu virus, could infect between 30 percent and 50 percent of the American population during the fall and winter and lead to as many as 1.8 million U.S. hospital admissions, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology reported.
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.
The potential "mismatch in timing" could significantly diminish the usefulness of the H1N1 vaccine, the report says.
"Even with the best efforts, this will cause some illness, some severe illness and unfortunately, some deaths," Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.news.aol.com... /638041
So I'm wondering, is this number overstated or could it be understated, I keep hearing from both sides and either way it's scary, If I don't take the shot I could die and if I do take the shot I could die, Lets hear your side I'll listen to what the majority says on here.




posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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Perhaps you should use the search function... this has already been posted www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 25-8-2009 by tmayhew01]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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I did, but when I did there was no thread, you were just a few minutes ahead of me there big shot, don't worry I wasn't trying to steal any flags, stars or comments from you, I'm not copying you.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by tmayhew01
Perhaps you should use the search function... this has already been posted www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 25-8-2009 by tmayhew01]


Perhaps your mama should use the search function. No I am not kidding.

If someone has a slightly different slant on a current topic, why should they be concerned about their opinion?



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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Thank you my friend, you're right.




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