twitch of a finger (onlyiwillremain) wrote,
twitch of a finger

Please God.... Get them to SHUT UP about Swine Flu....


Dear God,

Please make the media,
the rabble, and even people that I know stop talking
about this Swine Flu nonsense.

God, while you're at it,
could you please please please
go back in time, to the point of creation,
and remove whatever it is
that causes such compulsive gullibility
from your human design?

Thanks... :)

During a typical year in the United States, 30,000 to 50,000 persons die as a result of influenza viral infection. Frequently cited numbers are 20,000 deaths each year, and 37,000 annual deaths. About 5-10% of hospitalizations for influenza lead to fatal outcome in adults.

In normal years, although most influenza infection is in children, the serious morbidity and mortality is almost entirely among elderly people with underlying chronic disease. During influenza epidemics from 1979–80 through 2000–01, the estimated overall number of influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States ranged from approximately 54,000 to 430,000/epidemic. An average of approximately 226,000 influenza-related excess hospitalizations occurred per year, with 63% of all hospitalizations occurring among persons aged > 65 years.

There has been 1 death in the United States from Swine Flu as of this writing.
The United States has a population of 300 million people.

1 person out of 300 million people has died from this disease in the United States.
Source: CDC

The 152 deaths in Mexico? Why? Why are there so many down there? Probably has to do with the fact that they have little access to uncontaminated drinking water. They dehydrated, and then they died.

If you and I are talking, and you bring up Swine Flu, you'd better have a good reason. Because it's so annoying at this point....


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