Monday, October 26, 2009

As Many as 97% of People Who Think They Have H1N1 DO NOT!

According to a recent study reported by CBS news. As much as 97% of all people who think they have the H1N1 flu do not and may not even have an influenza illness. The report looks at four states who sent in samples of people who saw their doctor. Their doctor and the patient both assumed they had H1N1 flu. The test results showed that most people did not have H1N1. In Alaska only 7% had H1N1, Florida only 17% had H1N1, California only 14% had H1N1, and Georgia only 3% had H1N1.

The CDC no longer is taking samples from people who are coming in with flu like symptoms. They are making the assumption that they have H1N1. Currently world wide just under 400,000 cases of H1N1 have been confirmed, which is probably higher due to the fact that the US, and probably other countries, is no longer confirming cases. There are just over 4,000 reported deaths world wide due to H1N1. This is 0.01% of the people who get it die from it. Taking into consideration that there are probably more who are getting H1N1, then that percentage would be even less.

You can watch the report by CBS: Washington Unplugged by clicking on the following link.;contentBody

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