Millions of Swine Flu Posts

I suppose there are over 100 million blogs in the World by now. Many of us are posting about Swine Flu today (and yesterday--and tomorrow).

One of the traits common to pandemics is also common to blogs: the viral-like spread.

The World Health Organization raised the alert level to 5 today, and within a day or so most medical experts anticipate a level 6 and full-blown pandemic of swine flu.

We mustn't be fooled by the small number of cases around the World thus far. The fact that the swine flu cases are NOT restricted to a single geographical area is part of the definition of a pandemic.

United States cases have increased each day this week. We can anticipate that many more individuals who have been exposed will soon manifest the symptoms and report themselves into hospitals and clinics. My previous post also contains hyperlinks to the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Be advised, be alert, keep informed.

U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 20, 2009): 5710 cases (with 8 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 15, 2009): 4714 cases (with 4 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 14, 2009): 4298 cases (with 3 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 12, 2009): 3009 cases (with 3 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 10, 2009): 2532 cases (with 3 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 8, 2009): 2254 cases (with 2 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 7, 2009): 896 cases (with 2 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 6, 2009): 642 cases (with 2 deaths)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 5, 2009): 403 cases (with 1 death)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 4, 2009): 279 cases (with 1 death)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 3, 2009): 226 cases (with 1 death)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 2, 2009): 160 cases (with 1 death)
U.S. CASES UPDATE from CDC (May 1, 2009): 141 cases (with 1 death)

2 comments:

  1. Is this just another hype like with the bird flu...?
    And in the end only two or three companies make the big profit but everyone else in the world get scared like hell if just someone else around you would sneeze or cough in your direction at the moment ;-)

    Coming to the facts, there are over 36.000 death persons each year from the "usual" flu in the USA.
    Perhaps it shouldn't be allowed for anyone who sneezes, coughs or has signs of fever to fly anymore because they could infect other persons.

    I guess mostly younger person will die from this flu because their hygiene is not that good, they just touch anything and they love especially to go out eating in this "fast food" restaurants where hundred of persons eat. Do they clean the plastic "plate" to a real germ-free level.
    Most of the young person have no car, so they have to use public transportation -> closed environment, very good for the virus to spread and grow.

    Solution let everyone stay at home, buy food for several weeks, search for a safe place in case your town/city will be taken over by the flu virus...

    Good luck to anyone, don't worry too much, just keep fit, eat healthy, stay positive

    cornyman who drops EntreCards ;-)

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  2. there is so much coverage of it that my friend's 3 year old (who does have a fever) told her, "mom, I have a fever and I think I have the piggy flu. I need to get a mask."

    That's pretty bad.

    Kelly

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