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Old 10-21-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Does anyone know the best way to monitor flu outbreaks? Is there a good website or something? Our preschool doesn't inform us when people get the flu, so I want to know more generally when it's really hitting. Since it's preschool, I don't think that missing a week is a problem, but I don't want to take our child out all season. Thanks a lot.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Got my flu shot just now. Just in time, as I hear that they're running out.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Va. Dept. of Health:

Virginia Department of Health

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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There was a great editorial in yesterday's Washington Times about the "Piglett Flu." It's all hype. Flu deaths are way down. The CDC has lost a lot of credibility on this one.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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CDC also halted testing by the states when the results indicated that H1N1 was being hyped by the federal government.

Swine Flu Cases Overestimated? - CBS News
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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Uhh I don't think I'll be getting the bacon fever vaccine:



http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/101709_Disabled_Woman_Completes_8K

I don't get the normal flu vaccine, so why risk getting the bacon fever one.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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I saw something yesterday where someone was saying that it would probably peak the end of Oct beginning of Nov, and all those H1N1 vaccines the gov't paid for that will now not be ready until mid Nov will be for naught.

I am not minimizing the amount of deaths from this but the CDC and media are only reporting the numbers from those who actually went to the doctor, how many more didn't seek treatment and are over it. To me that skews the numbers that are being reported. Several of my son's friends have had it and it was the flu, nothing more. One said he threw up so it was like the flu and a stomach virus. O course I am skeptical of anything the gov't says so maybe it makes my thoughts skewed. LOL
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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I am not minimizing the amount of deaths from this but the CDC and media are only reporting the numbers from those who actually went to the doctor, how many more didn't seek treatment and are over it. To me that skews the numbers that are being reported. Several of my son's friends have had it and it was the flu, nothing more. One said he threw up so it was like the flu and a stomach virus. O course I am skeptical of anything the gov't says so maybe it makes my thoughts skewed. LOL
My cousin who just visited of England was telling me about when she had swine flu a month or so ago. She was down for 2-3 weeks, and it sounded like the combination of a regular flu and a stomach flu. Absolutely miserable, but she didn't die (or come close). She actually said she got worse after going to the doctor and getting Tamaflu.

And you're right, by only reporting who goes to the doctor the numbers are typically skewed in that they only document the most severe cases. There's no way to count the people who just stay home and hunker down until it's over (like I did with the flu two years ago).
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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I'm leery about getting my kids the regular vaccines for school, no way I am shooting them up with an experimental vaccine, that could not have been properly tested in this short amount of time. I'll pass
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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My kids attend Prince William County schools. The school system's website is how I keep on top of outbreaks. There's an option that allows me to receive different types of alerts through a recorded phone call or text message to my blackberry. So far, my family has been lucky when it comes to H1N1. I've had coworkers and friends of my kids come down with it. We've managed to avoid it...knock on wood.

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Does anyone know the best way to monitor flu outbreaks? Is there a good website or something? Our preschool doesn't inform us when people get the flu, so I want to know more generally when it's really hitting. Since it's preschool, I don't think that missing a week is a problem, but I don't want to take our child out all season. Thanks a lot.
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