Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Do you have Swine Flu?

Take this self-assessment, based on material from Emory University, to learn whether you might have H1N1 (swine flu).

You may have been trying to follow the swine flu story on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website As far as I am concerned, some new bureaucrats must have gotten involved and decided that they wanted to complicate use of the CDC's website so much that you can't even find useful information.

Previously, it was quite easy to read the weekly report on Fridays and spot the growth in number of "laboratory confirmed" cases, later the "confirmed and probable" cases. You could easily see the count by-State, both for cases and for deaths. I started an Excel spreadsheet and copied the number each week from May 6 (Illinois, 122 cases) to July 24 (Illinois, 3,404 cases).

Why is it that the U.S. Government is hiding swine flu facts from the public? Give us the numbers and let us decide how serious this "pandemic" is! And not by "region"; by State!

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