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Article Subtitle: "CDC: 4,000 in U.S. died, including 540 KIDS, between April and mid-October". This is a scary statistic and based on this, we should again call on Congress to PASS HEALTHCARE REFORM ASAP (INCLUDING FINES FOR PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO GET COVERAGE, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE TO GET COVERAGE FOR THEIR KIDS) because they are the future
Fines? What about the poor who cannot afford to pay? How many people do you really believe are going to refuse healthcare? If millions of Americans understood it better then many would not be questioning the policy. I am all for healthcare reform however penalties are a little far fetched, I believe all of us already pay to much in taxes so why should people have to pa fines?
Those numbers seem kind of high when you consider only about 135 have died in Canada to date. You might want to check your numbers and your hype.
You already posted this but you referenced a YAHOO article. My opinion is the same. The SWINE flu has been around forever, the media is working their magic on us AND its a bunch of SWINE CRAP....thats why its called the SWINE FLU.
Please give us some stats on how many children, and elderly have died from the "regular" flu.....I dare ya....
I agree and would love to see these stats, how many children is my main concern...
Again, 36,000 Americans die from the regular flu every year.
Swine flu has a long way to go to catch up
As I was scrolling down, I was thinking exactly that. I don't see what all this big fuss is, seeing the statistics on seasonal flu. I haven't gotten the regular shot in years now, and I'm not worried about rushing to get the 'swine scare shot.'
First, regarding the H1N1, if you have followed the CDC map since last summer, you would see that the swine flu made its first round on the east coast then moved into the southern states for their first round. Currently, we are in the second round on the east coast, H1N1 is moving out of the first round
in the southern states. If you want to know what the swine flu is likely to do, read the history of the 1918 flu. Historically, it made a second and third round with increased deaths.
As far as the health care reform, why would you fine the poor? Fine the insurance companies for robbing us blind, the big businesses for bankrupting the middle class, and boot those
people out of congress who are so far removed from the needs of the American public that they can't see the forest for the trees.
by fishskinfreak20088 years ago
OK, the question now becomes not "if" swine flu will strike, but "when" and 'how severe will the outbreak be?'
by Dorsi Diaz9 years ago
This will probably be the most important message I've ever posted here in the forums. This message is not meant to create panic but to let you know about the urgency of the situation.You have a very small window of...
by mohamedhmm9 years ago
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by manlypoetryman8 years ago
Estimates concerning the virus as stated today when I glanced at a News Home page: It could kill between 30,000 and 90,000 people just in the United States and as many as 1.8 million people could be hospitalized.Media...
by pgrundy8 years ago
I spent the day in Indiana taking my 23-year-old son to the doctor. He's been deathly ill for two weeks and has taken a turn for the worse over the last couple days. He has no health insurance, so I went so he could get...
by LondonGirl9 years ago
Goldacre's a great writer, on science and maths and stats. Here he writes about poor perception of risk many are showing:""Yeah, but you know, it could be like Sars and bird flu, they didn't materialise, they...
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