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CDC: Fewer states seeing widespread swine flu


ATLANTA — Health officials say winter flu is just starting to show up in the U.S. while swine flu infections continue to wane.

Swine flu was widespread in only 14 states last week — mostly in the Northeast. That's down from 25 states the week before and 48 in late October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new data Friday.

CDC officials said a shortage of swine flu vaccine is easing, with 85 million doses now available. About 98 percent of lab-confirmed influenza cases last week were swine flu, but the CDC also noted seasonal flu is increasing slightly.

The regular flu usually peaks in the winter.

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Does the CDC's report ease your mind?

For those of you predicting massive death rates, how to you feel now?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Dec. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • One of the fear-mongering idiots here on CM is no longer posting in P & C.  She said she was a nurse and claimed everyone was dying swine flu deaths in her hospital.  It was all doom and gloom.  Probably a troll

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • The H1N1 vaccine is still in short supply in many states; less than a third of the American population has been vaccinated.

    The CDC is reporting only 1445 deaths, and the amount of cases is declining rapidly.

    Fear mongers, what say you?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • I was never especially scared of the swine flu, but it is nice to see that the rates of infection are going down. It swept through my town about 3 weeks ago, and it's been near-impossible to get the vaccine. The local clinic is still only giving it to high-risk people.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:42 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • Maybe you should ask this of the fear mongers in mass media as well, since they were the number one pushers of fear and vaccines.

    And since Obama was the one who declared the state of emergency, why not ask him how he feels now?

    Dr. Mercola said all along that things were being blown out of proportion by those who stand to gain. Fortunately, it looks like he was right.

    One more reason not to trust MSM.
    diospira

    Answer by diospira at 12:43 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • I am glad to see it going down. Now we have the regular flu to get through, and it's already been a tough year. Swine flu made two runs through my kids' school.
    LiliM

    Answer by LiliM at 2:38 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • One of the fear-mongering idiots here on CM is no longer posting in P & C. She said she was a nurse and claimed everyone was dying swine flu deaths in her hospital. It was all doom and gloom. Probably a troll


    LOL remember her, I just laughed so hard at her.

    We werent worried about it so much but the fact that our daughter was out alot we did get her the shot just to be a little more careful.
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:47 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • I have to say, working in a hospital in housekeeping....we are still seeing a ton of these cases. At least that is the gossip. They are not testing anymore because the regular tests don't work, they have to get a lung sample for a firm diagnosis.
    Scary about how many kids are dying.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

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