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So far this yr how many have died from the swine flu vs the regular flu?

I got no where when I tried to look it up. Also what is that immune boosting garlic butter remedy?

 
crazymom21

Asked by crazymom21 at 10:19 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • The World Health Organisation said Friday that at least 3,205 people have died from swine flu since the new A(H1N1) virus was uncovered in April.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jQFSkHL1Ij-9QJvxRfj-CBGueBfw

    and now for reg flu

    Seasonal flu has a death rate of less than 0.1 percent -- but still manages to kill 250,000 to 500,000 people globally every year.

    http://www.independent-bangladesh.com/2009091711327/health/swine-flu-death-rate-similar-to-seasonal-flu-expert.html

    hmmm unnecessary panic?? i think its been waay over dramatized about the swine flu....just my opinion
    AmandaN1

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 10:30 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • In order for this number to have any significance, you need to compare it to the last 20 years (at least). Try the CDC website: www.cdc.gov

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:21 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I don't think statistically speaking, it's possible to classify. In the past, the flu was the flu. People die of complications because of other underlying causes. Of course, they are not going to come out and tell people that though. They are purposely trying to put a super scare into the public and cause wide spread paranoia, so we will all spend more money into health care. In reality, more people probably die from pneumonia, it's just not publicized. Where I live, the flu shots arrived and are already gone. People are having to wait now until November. Don't freak out...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • swine flu IS the regular flu-the media hyped us all into being freaked out. peopple die from things when they are elderly, young, their bodies are sick, auto immune issues. a normal healthy human will NOT die fromt he flu.
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 10:52 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Thats because the media is blowing the swine flu way out of proportion.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • For whatever reason they have been trying to incite panic since April. It didn't become the pandemic they said it would then and now they are trying to ma get us to panic almost 6 mos. later. In April they had us believing that by this time thousands, if not HUNDREDS of thousands, of people would have died from the virus and that we'd be walking around in masks, afraid to breath wwithout one. That hasn't happened.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I believe the CDC is treating all flu the same and are not typing most cases.
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 9:28 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • In my state, Louisiana, a total of 7 have died from the swine flu. 2 infants with existing medical conditions and 5 elderly(3 of which were in nursing homes) but the news said their flu went untreated for a substantial amount of time and turned into pneumonia. So, technically pneumonia killed the elderly, not necessarily the swine flu.
    momtotrips

    Answer by momtotrips at 9:33 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • As of Sept.28,2009 their has been 11 deads in the states Louisiana just not long on this day a 6 years boy has die for the swine flu And just like the mother said every person need to be check out even if u think it a comma cold if your child are coughing feeling bad, fever, threwing up take them to the doctor not just your child your love one everyone much get check out it you feel like it the cold or flu
    darkandsassy

    Answer by darkandsassy at 9:56 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • My friend's older brother died from the Swine Flu a couple of mos. ago.
    JamiDesigns

    Answer by JamiDesigns at 10:00 AM on Sep. 29, 2009