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Swine flu death in Costa Rica, why aren't there more here?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090509/ap_on_he_me/med_swine_flu_622

What do you make of that?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on May. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090508/ap_on_he_me/med_swine_flu_bird_flu
    Webster said underestimating the swine flu virus would be a huge mistake.

    "This H1N1 hasn't been overblown. It's a puppy, it's an infant, and it's growing," he said. "This virus has got the whole human population in the world to breed in — it's just happened. What we have to do is to watch it, and it may become a wimp and disappear, or it may become nasty."

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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Obama on the swine flu
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8041053.stm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8034260.stm

    "To early to say swine flu mild"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Swine flu death in Canada!
    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_05_09/en/index.html
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Are all these posts from the same anon? Why isn't it worse here? Maybe we have better medical.
    Buffie95

    Answer by Buffie95 at 4:37 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • In the fall we really need to watch for it because it could resurface as nastier strain
    Ibelongtojesus

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 5:41 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Luck of the draw? Here is the thing with the flu, even the seasonal flu, out of everyone who gets it, a certain percentage will get seriously ill and a certain percentage will die. Inevitably every country will eventually have some deaths... the US actually has had two (the little boy from Mexico, and a woman in Texas.) Even in a mild pandemic where the flu strain is similar to seasonal flu, a lot more people will catch it, meaning more people that average will become seriously ill and more people that average will die- simply because the overall numbers are higher. I suspect all countries will end up with swine flu deaths, just like seasonal flu, but the death toll will be higher in countries without access to health care and lower in countries with adequate health care where people have easy and early access to treatment.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 7:09 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • We'll end up with more. It takes a while to die from complications from swine flu. Most people are on respirators for days, even weeks before they pass. It's one of those things we need to sit back and watch. It does make me a little nervous where everyone seems 35 or younger that has passed. Also, there have been three deaths now in the US.
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 10:41 PM on May. 10, 2009

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