BREAKING NEWS: THE CDC NOW SAYS THAT 4,000 OR MORE AMERICANS LIKELY HAVE DIED FROM SWINE FLU- ABOUT 4 TIMES THE ESTIMATE THEY'VE BEEN USING.
THE NEW HIGHER FIGURE INCLUDES DEATHS CAUSED BY COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO SWINE FLU, INCLUDING PNEUMONIA & BACTERIAL INFECTIONS.
OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE WORKING ON AN EVEN MORE ACCURATE CALCULATION.
MANY MILLIONS HAVE CAUGHT THE PANDEMIC FLU VIRUS SINCE IT APPEARED IN APRIL
SEE! I KNEW THEIR DATA WAS WAY OFF.
COMFORTING THEY ARE WORKING ON AN EVEN MORE ACCURATE CALCULATION-- BECAUSE OF LATE, IT'S BEEN EVEN LESS ACCURATE!
When all else fails, manipulate the data.
I have been keeping an eye on the CDC weekly updates for H1N1 flu since the summer.
They have changed the format a few times, from daily & by state reporting, to nationwide, weekly updates of cumulative numbers from August 30th.
It seemed the volume of cases had increased so much, they were posting general numbers, which allowed for them to enter late arriving statistics into the overall numbers.
That being said, one would expect the cumulative number to either stay the same or increase.
After all we are in the peak season, and numbers of cases reported are on the rise.
I found myself sending an e mail inquiry to the CDC to clarify my observation.
I am referring specifically to the Weekly update page
The CDC said with revisions, the reported cumulative numbers could go down.
Perhaps that might be true by a slight margin, but the change we saw last week was dramatic .
These are cumulative data numbers from August 30th.
October 30th there were 25,985 Hospitalizations reported.
November 6th, there were 17,838 Hospitalizations reported.
The number from the cumulative data changed by -8147.
Cumulative data should either stay the same or increase. If there were errors, a slight decrease might be reported, but as the death toll increases, it seems very unlikely.
October 30th there were 2916 deaths reported.
November 6th, there were 672 deaths reported.
The number from the cumulative data changed by -2244.
Even if the new format with Pediatric specific death categories is added, 145 total (mortality), reported since APRIL 26th, the numbers do not add up.
My point is the CDC has clearly changed what data it is reporting, and is inconsistent.
Overall numbers since August, Pediatric numbers since April.
From one week to the next, 2244 less deaths in cumulative data???
I am just focusing on the one page of weekly updates & asking for consistency in the reporting.
I don't really know if they had just posted the numbers for 1 week.... and there were 672 Swine flu deaths in the US in one week. Previously, there had been over 500 in a week, so that would be consistent, but the CDC is playing with their reporting formats, and I'm quite certain the death toll has not cumulatively decreased by 2244.
I suspect they are trying to manipulate the data to make it look less alarming.
I just want the facts reported consistently!
Ok, I think the CDC has finally lost it. They just randomly change how they report data, without explanation. I guess they are trying to simplify the data & are publishing things like this: READ THE H1N1 NUMBERS ARE UP WAY UP, AND IT'S BAD.
Now they have a separate chart for pediatric statistics. They are slicing & dicing the data in ways that have me confused, I just hope THEY are not as confused as their reporting methods are!
The good news is more people are hospitalized with this flu than dying from it. But it still remains deadly for high risk groups. Children under the age of 4 should be kept isolated as much as possible, to reduce exposure.
Keep checking with your local health department for regular seasonal flu & H1N1 vaccine availability.
The CDC responded to my e-mail, they referred me to a different, health care professional page, where the numbers posted there don't match up either.
I replied back saying let's focus on the weekly updates page that I have been tracking from, and is readily available to the public.
It's pretty clear they seem to be revising how they report the numbers to make it look "less bad" than it really is.
Either that, or they found a way to resurrect 2244 people.
I know they do not want to create a panic, but the disease can be fatal & they need to post honest, consistent reporting of data.
They are not being very reliable at all, are they?
isn't part of the problem with a statistic like 22 million americans have or had the swine flu, that many more people have or had it than were officially tested to prove to the CDC they had it?
so are they now estimating, adding a percentage to what the official H1N1 tests prove? I don't think we will ever know the true numbers.
Even the deaths are suspect if they are not reporting people who had swine but officially died of something else, like pneumonia.
But you are right, a consistent method of gathering data would make their statistics a lot more meaningful.
The Obama administration gets an "F" for their handling of the H1N1 swine flu, vaccine manufacturing and distribution.
We will FINALLY get ours starting this Thursday (11.19.09) at five public locations. I plan to lineup at 6AM like I'm in the USSR before the doors open at 10AM.
Meanwhile, Jim's employer still isn't offering vaccine to the doctors, PAs, or RNs. He plans to call in sick and join me on that line 4 hours before the doors open. Jim is beyond furious at New York state and at Obama.
I saw Sen. Tom Harkin on TV again and he said he's begged President Obama to try and focus on creating multiple cell-based vaccine making facilities. So far, Obama and his HHS team have signed off on one but Harkin says we need at least 8 to stave off another catastrophe like what we're seeing with the H1N1 vaccine.
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Никогда раньше мне не снились кошмары так часто. В детстве в последствии просмотра фильмов ужасов - не снились. Во время очень стрессовой и напряженной учебы-работы - не снились. А вот уже год живу гладко, спокойно, благополучно, замужем, не работаю пока (отхожу от последней адской работы), но кошмары снятся каждый день - навязчивые, тягостные. Самое жуткое, что буквально буквально каждый день, когда я азставляю себя проснуться, для того прервать кошмар (обычно даже иду на кухню воды попить или же в ванную), как только засыпаю - кошмар возобновляется с такого же места!!!!!!!
К психиатру или же еще какому-то врачу сходить пока не могу, т.к. живу в данный момент не в России, меснтые врачи не очень хорошо говорят по-английски и т.п.
Может, у кого-то было похожее? Что несомненно несомненно помогло?
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