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Over the weekend a young man( 16yrs old died) the media keeps reporting he died from the flu. He was a very healthy man and very active. On our local news stations website we are allowed to comment. I commented that their title is very misleading. That the young man did not die from the flu he died as a result of sepsis.I wrote I understand he had "flu like symptoms" but he wasn't the flu that killed him. I even put the definition of sepsis in my comment.
It was in their article that he had flu like symptoms that turned into a staph infection and became sepsis. Since the article has been published the website keeps removing all comments that point out it wasn't the flu and they have also removed the paragraph about it turning into sepsis. All the other news stations are reporting the same but this one.
I received an email saying I have been blocked from commenting again for abuse.
This got me wondering if anywhere else besides where I am if other local media places are doing the same.
Is your local media stations reporting flu killing people and not the actual reason why these people died? (like it turning into something else or them having a very weak immune system)
Answer by Dardenella at 2:45 PM on Feb. 4, 2013
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This might be the story in question
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