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Piggy flu a-ok...?

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So a report gets released today saying that Swine flu is no more threatening than regular flu and I've heard some soundbites of a white house spokeswoman saying that the administration may have "overreacted" in regards to the disease's impact.

Yet...searching around on the major news websites (cnn, msn, etc) I couldn't find an article about that. I did, however, find twenty-three articles published in the last twenty-four hours warning people of the dangers of Swine flu and how to protect your family from it.

Wierd, huh?

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average annual deaths from the flu: 36,000

total deaths from swine flu: 27 (2 in USA)

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There's been two in the us? I thought it was just the baby?

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a pregnant woman died in texas (after delivering a healthy baby). she already had chronic medical conditions.

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Ah. Hadn't heard that.

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When I was typing the original post on this, every time I typed "flu" I had to delete it and retype at least once because I added that damn "e". fuggin chimneys...

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And so goes human beings' juvenile desire to be in the end times...

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And so goes human beings' juvenile desire to be in the end times...

I concur. That and playing Six Degrees of Conspiracy theory just seems to have more legs than common sense.

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we have become so unchallenged and complacent that we are forced to manufacture our own crises.

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In the winter this could become a lot worse. But for now I think this a pig overreaction.

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Agreed. the big flu epidemics have been worst when the virus rebounds. So next fall and winter could be the real disaster.

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