posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Unit541
Our local county health department has sent memos to area doctors telling them not to test for swine flu, but to treat any flu-like symptoms as swine
flu and report the case back to the health department. So, it looks to me like they're going to add any instance of flu-like symptoms to the list of
"swine flu cases". Talk about cooking the numbers... More like charring the numbers.
Of course I don't know where you are but, though I believe what you say in reguards to the treating all flu as if it were H1N1, the CDC had decided
that they Only want the Numbers Of Hospitalized and Deaths. Which I find interesting, as it would make the ratio of deaths due to the flu higher than
if All the H1N1 cases were reported.
Individual case counts were used in the early stages of the outbreak to track the spread of disease.
As novel H1N1 flu became more widespread, individual case counts became an increasingly inaccurate representation of the true burden of disease.
"This is because many people likely became mildly ill with novel H1N1 flu and never sought treatment"; many people may have sought and received
treatment but were never officially tested or diagnosed; and as the outbreak intensified, in some cases, testing was limited to only hospitalized
patients. CDC discontinued official reporting of individual cases on July 24, 2009.
It does Not sound as Deadly as it is being reported to be.