Skip to comments.CDC: Over 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu
Posted on 05/16/2009 4:04:21 PM PDT by grandpa jones
FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate the true number of infections at more than 100,000 nationwide.
In fact, "estimates of the confirmed and probable cases in the United States is probably not the best indicator of transmission at this point," the CDC's Jernigan said. "The outbreak is not localized, but is spreading and appears to be expanding throughout the United States. This is an ongoing public health threat," he said.
It's a little hard to make an estimate of the number of people who have the H1N1 flu, Jernigan said, "but if we had to make an estimate, I would say that the amount of activity we are seeing with our influenza-like illness network is probably upwards of 100,000."
He said that there seems to be more cases of flu generally in the U.S. -- both the seasonal and the new H1N1 swine flu -- than is usually seen at this time of the year. "There are 22 U.S. states that are reporting widespread or regional influenza activity, which is something that we would not expect at this time," Jernigan said.
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What’s the formula they use to get 100,000?
If people really don’t have it; let’s put it in their minds they do.
Well, estimations are close anyway...
Money well spent. /s
Weegie Board and an astrological chart.
Let’s survey how many people know that the swine flu is a load of recycled crap from the 1970s. It was a scam then and it’s a scam now, just like the bird flu and SARS.
I was betting on a dart board...
I think I just came down with H1N1 while reading this article.
Now they know the rate of prevalence rise
WHEN THE BORDERS ARE INTENTIONALLY LEFT OPEN.
I'm sure they just pulled a number out of the usual orifice...
And all 100,000 infected are gun-owning Conservatives who need to be quarantined...
Yes, we MUST have a crisis here. Pandemic, we must have a pandemic, or we will not be able to cram down this bogus health package that nobody has read. Like the Cap and Trade, we will rename it and re run it...........
Probably the S.W.A.G method
Some how this hysteria over H1N1 “swine flu” simply does not pass the smell test.
Yes, there have been deaths, but it is not yet an epidemic.
I was in Amarillo about a week ago and the reported numerous cases, which later were discovered to be another type of common flu.
I also remember the hysteria that the “big toothed” Pres. Carter tried to promote over swine flu. There was not a single U.S. case.
This time the cases that have been documented seem to be from contact in Mexico.
This is not a global epidemic.
Same idiots that will use sampling to do the census.
Actually, I believe that this is technically an epidemic. The definition of an "epidemic" has absolutely nothing to due with a diseases mortality rate and everything to do with it's infection rate. This diseases' infection rate meets the definition of an epidemic.
THE SAME AS THE ECONOMISTS--THE PFA THEORY (PLUCKED FROM AIR)
Geese Louise, they just can’t help themselves. This kind of fictional reporting must be an addiction.
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