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  • US has 'lowest flu season' on record during COVID pandemic: Whether it was social distancing or more people getting their shots, the flu season has virtually disappeared at a time when it normally hits its peak

    02/25/2021 8:11:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    K5 News ^ | 02/25/2021 | MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
    <p>February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.</p>
  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

    02/25/2021 3:58:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2021 | By MIKE STOBBE
    NEW YORK - February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social distancing and virtual schooling — were a big factor in preventing a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19. A push to get more people vaccinated against flu probably helped, too, as did fewer people traveling, they say. Another possible explanation: The...
  • A Slow Flu Season Could Spell Trouble for Next Flu Season

    02/20/2021 9:39:22 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 47 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | February 03, 2021 | Ally Hirschlag
    The 2020/21 flu season has been and remains unusually mild. Preliminary reports suggest this may be due to the preventative measures put in place by government and health officials to help curb the spread of COVID-19. ...a mild flu season could lead to a more virulent following season. ...vaccines for the upcoming flu season, [are based on] the strains that are currently circulating and pay close attention to the strains that dominated the southern hemisphere’s flu season as they denote what strains may dominate the northern hemisphere’s flu season. ...virologist teams that analyze flu genomes to help pinpoint emerging strains...
  • Calling BS on the alleged drop in flu cases from 400,000 last season to 165 this season ( Great Reset )

    02/20/2021 5:10:55 AM PST · by george76 · 73 replies
    NOQ ^ | February 19, 2021 | JD Rucker
    The cognitive dissonance required to accept these numbers is stunning. This is all part of a narrative supporting an agenda to keep the masses in the dark, compliant, and terrified. Conning people into conceding control to our "betters" is how they keep us in line.. Flu season came and went without ever actually existing this year. Doctors and mainstream media are putting forth every possible excuse for why it went from 400,000 hospitalized cases and 22,000 deaths last season to an infinitesimal 165 hospitalized cases this season, but very few of them are stating the most obvious reason. They claim...
  • Sources: Many top NBA players hesitant to promote coronavirus vaccines

    02/17/2021 8:47:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 17, 2021 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    The NBA has done vaccine PSAs with Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but there's a strong belief the league's top players -- many of whom who are Black -- can impact many more in Black and Brown communities, which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "In the African American community, there's been enormously disparate impact from COVID ... but now, somewhat perversely, there's been enormous resistance [to vaccinations] in the African American community for understandable historical reasons," Silver said recently. "If that resistance continues, it would be very much a double whammy...
  • Where Did Flu Go? | Viral Interference, Explained

    02/04/2021 1:53:46 PM PST · by DannyTN · 78 replies
    zdoggmd ^ | Feb 1, 2021 | Dr Zubin Damania, MD
    Video at link. Zubin Damania, MD. "I’m a UCSF/Stanford trained internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0. During a decade-long hospitalist career at Stanford, I experienced our dysfunctional health care system firsthand. As a way to address my own “burnout” and find a voice, I started producing videos and live shows under the pseudonym “ZDoggMD” that have since gone epidemically viral." Video is 12 minutes long.
  • A Miracle! Only 23 Americans Tested Positive for Flu Last Week Compared to 14,657 Cases Reported Last Year at Same Time

    01/31/2021 7:26:04 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Conservative News Daily ^ | JANUARY 31, 2021
    Do you ever get the feeling you’re being lied to? 450,390 people have now died WITH the coronavirus in the US this year. That number includes poisonings, shootings, homicides and hospice deaths. The Gateway Pundit reported news from the CDC in August that only 6% of all deaths in the US classified as Coronavirus deaths actually died from the China Coronavirus exclusively. That means the number of those poor people who died from the coronavirus exclusively is much, much lower than the headlines. Many local and state governments are shutting down their local businesses and institutions due to over-inflated statistics...
  • Can Democrats deprogram the pre-election Covid fear they instilled in the masses?

    01/24/2021 5:08:41 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    NOQ ^ | January 24, 2021 | JD Rucker
    Now that the election is over, Democrats are trying to shift gears from pandemic theater to reopening the economy. But they're finding their own propaganda is difficult to reverse. The reopening of the nation started up almost immediately after the 2020 election. Vaccines “miraculously” became available. The CDC and WHO started changing their recommendations. Politicians who were adamantly opposed to reopening in any form were suddenly calling for businesses and schools to open. The COVID-19 pandemic had played its role in removing President Trump from office, so now they need to reverse course and try to fix the economic mess...
  • Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

    01/12/2021 12:16:08 PM PST · by frogjerk · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Week 53, ending January 2, 2021 | CDC
    Week 53 Data Cumulative since September 27, 2020 (Week 40) No. of specimens tested 21,013 397,934 No. of positive specimens (%) 28 (0.1%) 925 (0.2%) Positive specimens by type Influenza A 12 (42.9%) 362 (39.1%) Influenza B 16 (57.1%) 563 (60.9%)
  • Horowitz: With no lockdown or mask mandate, Florida has roughly same hospitalization level as 2018 flu season

    01/06/2021 9:21:32 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Blaze ^ | JANUARY 05, 2021 | DANIEL HOROWITZ
    The entire pretext for shutting down our liberties is built upon misinformation.. We are being told that our liberties must be suspended in order to keep hospitals from reaching apocalyptic levels. But what if those levels are just above normal and not anywhere near apocalyptic levels? And what if these lockdown measures do nothing to keep the levels down anyway? Well, if there is anywhere we can cross-check this hypothesis, it would be in Florida, where there is no lockdown or mask mandate. In fact, people are flocking there from out of state to enjoy vacations and host conferences and...
  • Panhandle man contracts disease associated with livestock - Q Fever

    06/30/2005 10:41:23 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 11 replies · 509+ views
    KLTV - East Texas ^ | June 30, 2005 | Amarillo Globe-News
    AMARILLO, Texas State health officials are looking into how a Panhandle man contracted a rare bacterial disease typically tied to the livestock industry. The Texas Department of State Health Services says the Moore County man doesn't work around livestock or in a laboratory or slaughterhouse. Department veterinarian James Alexander also says the man isn't a veterinarian. He says it's possible the man might have caught the disease from contaminated soil. Alexander says the disease can spread from animals to humans. The patient says he has a friend with livestock but that he had no contact with the animals. Common symptoms...
  • Carl DeMaio calls for audit of COVID-19 data; only 36 flu cases reported

    01/02/2021 6:21:12 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    KUSI ^ | December 9, 2020 | Jason Austell
    SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – COVID-19 cases continue to increase across California, and here in San Diego County, but flu cases remain extremely low in comparison to this time in previous years. We are well into flu season, but San Diego County’s data for flu infections only shows 36 reported cases so far this year. Carl DeMaio tweeted out this shocking revelation, comparing it to this time in other years saying, “In a typical year we get over 17,073 on average!” DeMaio explained, “if you are going to use a set of numbers like COVID stats to shut down the economy,...
  • Mysterious Disappearance of Flu in San Diego Prompted Call for Audit of COVID Records

    12/31/2020 6:49:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | 12/30/2020
    One of the most bizarre features of the alleged COVID-19 ‘global pandemic’ has been the mysterious disappearance of the seasonal flu in medical and public health record keeping. It’s as if the Flu just vanished into thin air after being the most common perennial seasonal respiratory virus.As it turns out, recorded seasonal influenza cases have literally nosedived by 98% across the globe.This improbable phenomenon has led a number of experts to ask, “Has Covid killed off the flu?”“The disappearing act began as Covid-19 rolled in towards the end of our flu season in March. And just how swiftly rates have...
  • Covid LEPERS

    12/23/2020 12:24:11 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 32 replies
    12-23-2020 | Me
    After watching so many DAMN commercials with people leaving packages on door steps then walking away while those inside stand there and watch..makes me think of how LEPERS were treated.This observation came home to me this past weekend when my GF and I dropped food off at her sister's house. Her and husband have both battled CV19 and won. We were putting packages of food on the porch and my GF said that we shouldn't be near the door if they come out!! I was like "THEY AREN'T LEPERS!! Enough of this crap!" We have become a people that fear...
  • Washington Football Team aware of Dwayne Haskins' maskless images; QB apologizes

    12/22/2020 5:53:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | Dec., 22, 2020 | JOHN KEIM
    The Washington Football Team said it is aware of pictures on social media showing quarterback Dwayne Haskins not wearing a mask while attending an event with strippers. The team said Tuesday it will handle the incident internally. Haskins tweeted an apology, saying he spoke with coach Ron Rivera on Monday and "took full responsibility for putting the team at risk. It was irresponsible and immature and I accept responsibility for my action." He also issued an apology to his teammates for "creating a distraction during our playoff push."
  • Wayne Allyn Root: "Flu now wrapped into COVID"

    12/21/2020 1:00:29 AM PST · by RandFan · 115 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 20 | Wayne Allyn Root
    @RealWayneRootFunny how mainstream media reports in big headlines “Covid cases” but there’s no flu this flu season? Where did old fashioned flu go? It disappeared? Used to kill 50k to 80k per year with no headlines, no panic, no lockdowns, no businesses closed. Now wrapped into COVID.
  • Coronavirus digest: COVID nearly three times deadlier than flu

    12/18/2020 10:26:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.18.2020 | kmm, jsi/sms (AP, AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    The death rate among hospitalized coronavirus patients is almost three times higher than those with the flu, new research has found. Researchers compared French national data for 89,530 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in March and April this year with 45,819 patients hospitalized with seasonal influenza between December 2018 and the end of February 2019. Some 16.9% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients died during the period of study. This compares to a death rate of 5.8% among those with cases of influenza severe enough to require care in a hospital. Researchers found that more patients with COVID-19 needed intensive care — 16.3%...
  • Cases and mortality by country (US currently preceded by 79 countries.]

    12/16/2020 4:13:30 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    Johns Hopkins University & Medicine ^ | Wed, 12/16/20 | Johns Hopkins University & Medicine/daniel1212
    Cases and mortality by country Mortality Analyses - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (jhu.edu) JHU.edu Copyright © 2020 by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. All rights reserved.[Numbering and enhanced formatting (color, bold fonts) added by poster Listed per case fatality rate. US currently preceded by 79 countries.] COUNTRYCONFIRMEDDEATHSCASE-FATALITYDEATHS/100K POP.Yemen2,08560629.1%2.13Mexico1,267,202115,0999.1%91.21Ecuador202,35613,8966.9%81.34Sudan21,8641,3726.3%3.28Bolivia147,7169,0266.1%79.50Egypt122,6096,9665.7%7.08Syria9,4525435.7%3.21Chad1,7841025.7%0.66Liberia1,676835.0%1.72China94,5374,7575.0%0.34Iran1,123,47452,6704.7%64.39Afghanistan48,9521,9954.1%5.37Tanzania509214.1%0.04Peru986,13036,7543.7%114.89Italy1,870,57665,8573.5%108.98Tunisia113,2413,9563.5%34.21Mali5,8782053.5%1.07Niger2,361823.5%0.37Bosnia and Herzegovina102,3303,4573.4%104.00United Kingdom1,893,43665,0063.4%97.77Guatemala130,0824,4763.4%25.95Antigua and Barbuda14853.4%5.19Bulgaria184,2876,0053.3%85.49Gambia3,7851233.2%5.39Australia28,0609083.2%3.63Malawi6,0801873.1%1.03Sierra Leone2,451753.1%0.98Belgium611,42218,1783.0%159.15Greece126,3723,7853.0%35.28Indonesia629,42919,1113.0%7.14North Macedonia74,7322,1692.9%104.13Canada479,06413,6852.9%36.93El Salvador42,1321,2122.9%18.88Chile575,32915,9492.8%85.16Ireland76,7762,1342.8%43.97Algeria93,0652,6232.8%6.21Nicaragua5,8871622.8%2.51Spain1,762,21248,4012.7%103.59Argentina1,510,20341,2042.7%92.60Colombia1,444,64639,3562.7%79.27South Africa873,67923,6612.7%40.95Zimbabwe11,5223102.7%2.15San Marino1,982522.6%153.91Brazil6,970,034182,7992.6%87.27Kosovo47,2031,2202.6%66.11Honduras114,9433,0012.6%31.30Guyana5,9731562.6%20.03Somalia4,5791212.6%0.81Hungary285,7637,2372.5%74.08Republic of the Congo14,5973582.5%6.83Vietnam1,405352.5%0.04France2,447,40659,1822.4%88.35Romania565,75813,6982.4%70.34Barbados29772.4%2.44Haiti9,5972342.4%2.10Jamaica11,8752762.3%9.40Angola16,3623722.3%1.21Slovenia98,2812,1492.2%103.95Sweden341,0297,6672.2%75.29Belize9,5112112.2%55.08Iraq577,36312,6142.2%32.82Suriname5,3811172.2%20.31Bahamas7,6981642.1%42.53Albania50,0001,0282.1%35.86Paraguay95,3531,9912.1%28.62Mauritania11,4312362.1%5.36Myanmar110,6672,3192.1%4.32Moldova128,6562,6252.0%74.03Poland1,147,44623,3092.0%61.37Philippines451,8398,8122.0%8.26Pakistan445,9779,0102.0%4.25Senegal17,2163502.0%2.21Zambia18,4283682.0%2.12Togo3,295662.0%0.84Brunei15232.0%0.70Eswatini6,9121321.9%11.62Lesotho2,307441.9%2.09Mauritius524101.9%0.79South Sudan3,222621.9%0.56United States16,716,777303,7731.8%92.85Russia2,682,86647,4101.8%32.81Trinidad and Tobago6,9001231.8%8.85Guinea-Bissau2,447441.8%2.35Cameroon25,3594451.8%1.76Czechia586,2519,7431.7%91.69Armenia149,1202,5291.7%85.68Panama196,9873,4111.7%81.66Ukraine934,16116,0381.7%35.94Germany1,391,08623,5441.7%28.39Kyrgyzstan78,1511,3171.7%20.85Morocco403,6196,7111.7%18.63Saudi Arabia360,1556,0691.7%18.01Sao Tome and Principe1,010171.7%8.06Kenya92,4591,6041.7%3.12Burkina Faso4,300731.7%0.37Switzerland388,8286,2661.6%73.57Netherlands638,80110,2541.6%59.51Portugal353,5765,7331.6%55.76Malta11,3031771.6%36.61Equatorial Guinea5,195851.6%6.49Nigeria74,1321,2001.6%0.61Democratic Republic of the Congo6,2001001.6%0.12Croatia179,7182,7781.5%67.93Dominican Republic155,7972,3671.5%22.27India9,932,547144,0961.5%10.65Finland31,4594661.5%8.45Ethiopia117,5421,8131.5%1.66Madagascar17,5872591.5%0.99Montenegro42,1485971.4%95.93Austria327,6794,6481.4%52.54Libya92,0171,3191.4%19.75Kazakhstan187,8902,6131.4%14.30Bangladesh494,2097,1291.4%4.42Saint Lucia27841.4%2.20Japan184,7522,5811.4%2.04Cuba9,5881371.4%1.21Benin3,090441.4%0.38Thailand4,261601.4%0.09Liechtenstein1,579211.3%55.39Costa Rica154,0961,9561.3%39.12Jordan265,0243,4371.3%34.52Latvia26,4723571.3%18.53Central African Republic4,936631.3%1.35South Korea45,4426121.3%1.19Oman126,7191,4751.2%30.54New Zealand2,100251.2%0.51Andorra7,382791.1%102.59Azerbaijan183,2592,0071.1%20.19Djibouti5,749611.1%6.36Comoros63371.1%0.84Papua New Guinea72981.1%0.09Luxembourg42,2504181.0%68.78Georgia194,9001,8831.0%50.47Cabo Verde11,3951101.0%20.23Namibia16,9131641.0%6.70Serbia277,2482,4330.9%34.85Lithuania96,4528630.9%30.94Slovakia135,5231,2510.9%22.97West Bank and Gaza113,4091,0230.9%22.39Turkey1,898,44716,8810.9%20.51Norway41,8523950.9%7.43Venezuela108,4809650.9%3.34Uruguay10,418980.9%2.84Taiwan74270.9%0.03Israel360,6303,0140.8%33.93Lebanon148,8771,2230.8%17.86Denmark116,6369610.8%16.58Belarus164,0591,2820.8%13.52Estonia18,6821570.8%11.89Uzbekistan75,2416120.8%1.86Uganda28,1682250.8%0.53Mozambique17,0421440.8%0.49Rwanda6,832570.8%0.46Nepal250,1801,7300.7%6.16Gabon9,351630.7%2.97Tajikistan12,777880.7%0.97Kuwait146,7109130.6%22.07Ghana53,2703270.6%1.10Guinea13,457800.6%0.64Côte d'Ivoire21,7751330.6%0.53Iceland5,571280.5%7.92Cyprus15,789840.5%7.06Malaysia86,6184220.5%1.34Sri Lanka34,1211540.5%0.71Bahrain89,4443480.4%22.17Maldives13,392480.4%9.31Monaco67830.4%7.76United Arab Emirates187,2676220.3%6.46Botswana12,873380.3%1.69Qatar141,2722410.2%8.66Singapore58,341290.0%0.51
  • Did COVID-19 Murder The Flu? Influenza-related infections and hospitalizations over the past couple of months have been much, much lower than the ‘experts’ had anticipated.

    12/15/2020 7:22:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Investing Matters ^ | 12/15/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Despite Dr. Fauci’s cries about how all vulnerable Americans should make sure to get their flu shots to protect against a deadly vortex of a COVID-19-supercharged flu season “twindemic”, it appears influenza-related infections, hospitalizations and confirmed cases over the past couple of months have been much, much lower than the ‘experts’ had anticipated.And on Tuesday, one day after publishing an editorial written by bossman Michael Bloomberg where the billionaire urged Joe Biden to “lead” on the fight against climate change (he even suggested Biden mandate sleepy ESG-focused financial disclosures), the financial news behemoth has decided to boldly question the accepted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: “For Fear of a Seasonal Flue”

    12/15/2020 5:50:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 15, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Viganò: “For Fear of a Seasonal Flue”The last months were “one of the darkest moments in the history of mankind,” Archbishop Viganò writes in a meditation published on AldoMariaValli.it (December 15),For the first time since Christ’s birth, the Holy Keys were used to close churches and restrict the celebration of the Sacraments, “almost anticipating the abolition of the Daily Sacrifice prophesied by Daniel, which will take place during the reign of the Antichrist."Our bishops and priests, barricaded themselves in their palaces and presbyteries “for fear of a seasonal flu” and surrendered to an absurd “pseudo-pandemic,” Viganò explains.With “cynical...