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Originally posted by A Fortiori
reply to post by burntheships
Don't know if this is good news or not...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death rate from the pandemic H1N1 swine flu is likely lower than earlier estimates, an expert in infectious diseases said on Wednesday.
New estimates suggest that the death rate compares to a moderate year of seasonal influenza, said Dr Marc Lipsitch of Harvard University.
"It's mildest in kids. That's one of the really good pieces of news in this pandemic," Lipsitch told a meeting of flu experts being held by the U.S. Institute of Medicine.
"Barring any changes in the virus, I think we can say we are in a category 1 pandemic. This has not become clear until fairly recently."
The Pandemic Severity Index set by the U.S. government has five categories of pandemic, with a category 1 being comparable to a seasonal flu epidemic.
Originally posted by burntheships
Here is another thing to think about...If the police can be trained to draw blood in DUI suspects and this can be forced on a person if they are thought to be intoxicated...there seems to be no big leap from that to vaccine checkpoints. www.abovetopsecret.com...