Friday, June 19, 2009

U.S. swine flu cases top 21,000 as deaths rise

MSNBC has a story titled, "U.S. swine flu cases top 21,000 as deaths rise." Are they trying to cause panic? We know that swine flu is a pandemic and that it's going to spread. It's already in 93 countries. As the WHO put it: it's not stoppable. However, since it doesn't seem to cause severe illness in most healthy individuals, how much should we be concerned?

Here's a snippet from the MSNBC article: "The continued spread signals the new strain of H1N1 flu is causing “something different” to happen in the United States this year — perhaps an extended year-round flu season that disproportionately hits young people, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said."

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