Every year approx. 36,000 people die from the flu in the U.S. So far there has only been 1 death from the swine flu and that was because the child had just come from Mexico. So, why is everyone panicking over the swine flu? Is there something that I am missing? I mean I understand that it is important to spread the word about the symptoms and such and I completely understand if there has been an outbreak in your area. But 98% of America will be untouched by this as long as they do things to avoid from getting sick (washing hands, coughing into your arm and not your hand, staying home when sick). So, why all the panicking?
Answer by ajguinn at 9:33 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 9:34 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:37 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Forget what the media is saying. Listen to the CDC and WHO. This particular strain H1N1 is particularly virulent. No one in the world has any immunity to it. For those reasons alone it is very hard to treat. Secondly it is spreading rapidly. The WHO has raised the Pandemic threat level to number 5 (the scale is 1-6). Theses are all very serious developments. CDC and WHO don't just raise alert levels because it sounds good. The exact same virus is now found in at least 13 countries (as of yesterday morning) In the US alone we went from 7 confirmed cases to 91 Wednesday morning. You may be somewhere that has been untouched yet. I am not there are now 4 confirmed cases in a 12 miles radius of my home. My kids haven't been to school in almost a week and won't be back before the 11th. That alone keeps me on the serious edge of my seat, not panicking, just seriously cautious and deeply concerned.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:42 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:56 AM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 2:22 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 6:55 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by Goodnhappy at 7:18 AM on May. 1, 2009
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