Thursday, May 28, 2009

More H1N1 Deaths in the U.S.

CNN is reporting that two more people have died from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Arizona reported its fourth death and Illinois reported its second death. The story ends with this little snippet: "Though the H1N1 strain is considered relatively mild, public health officials have been scrutinizing its spread since it was first identified in April in Mexico because they are concerned it could mutate and become more severe."

Most Americans don't seem to be too concerned over swine flu. Is this due to the fact that we really have nothing to worry about? Or, are consumers in denial? Perhaps they are ignorant of the possibility that lies ahead and they don't think that a real pandemic could occur (especially given all the advances in modern medical technology, right?). At this point, I think it's vital that we continue to monitor the swine flu situation as the winter months approach. I still believe that swine flu may have a devastating impact this flu season.

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