Friday, October 23, 2009

H1N1 briefing 

Suddenly, I know several people with the flu, flu-like symptoms, or even H1N1. Here is a very interesting video briefing on the subject; I have only watched part of it, but more than enough to know that it is worthy of your attention.


By Blogger Will, at Fri Oct 23, 07:07:00 PM:

I know LOTS of people who have had it - and no one seems to be the worse for it - bad for 48 hours, done. Of course, everyone was generally healthy. But everyone is now glad to be done with the hype.  

By Blogger SMGalbraith, at Fri Oct 23, 08:28:00 PM:

That was fascinating. And a lot more scary than I had realized.

Thanks TH.  

By Blogger southside rudee, at Fri Oct 23, 09:11:00 PM:

My 14 year old has just had it. Definitely not horrible, but she did get tamiflu within a couple of hours of starting a fever. I think everyone in the household has had some mild version of it now. The doctor said it is very possible to only suffer a general malaise for a day or two with the virus and not actually get a full blown flu.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sat Oct 24, 12:41:00 PM:

Obama declares national emergency: "As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic," Obama wrote in the declaration, which the White House announced Saturday."

1000 dead from the evil swine flu over the course of the year.

Average number of deaths from regular flu? 36,000.

This seems like a ridiculous over-reaction and I would be curious to know what exact steps will be taken which are 'unprecedented?'  

By Blogger Dan Kauffman, at Sun Oct 25, 09:43:00 AM:

They seem to be using a different definition of the term "pandemic" than I am used to or can find in the dictionary  

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