Flu Outbreak Appears to Falter, But Only Time Will Tell



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After an early outbreak, the nation’s flu epidemic is showing some signs of weakening, but government experts say it’s too soon to tell whether the worst has passed.

“The only thing predictable about flu is that it’s unpredictable,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Only time will tell us how long our season will last and how moderate or how severe this season will be in the end.”

As of Friday, 24 states and New York City reported high levels of influenza-like illness among outpatient hospital visitors. That’s down from 29 last week, according to new data released Friday by the CDC.

States reporting high levels of patients with flu-like symptoms include Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas.

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  • Sinbad

    “High levels of influenza-like Illness”, “high levels of patients with flu-like syntoms” – sounds like they are fear mongering. What persentage of these patients actually had the flu? I mean, a headache could be caused by just about anything but is a “flu-like” or “influenza-like” symptom. Is it not? They do this every year as a marketing strategy for the vaccine manufacturers. Does anyone remember the swine flu fear mongering a few years ago? Please don’t tell me they are going to use taxpayer money to supply vaccines to third world countries and kill (not protect) people with them again.
    The best way to avoid the flu is to have a health immune system, or tonify a weak immune system. Vaccines do the opposite – they assult your immune system and are unnaturally administered. Natural immunity is so much more effective (and safer) than vaccinations.
    I have not been vaccinated in 25+ years. I have caught the flu maybe 3 times in the 25+ years, and each time recovered in about 3 days. I caught them from sick patients I was treating in a natural health clinic.
    To think that injecting (unnatural) a person with a attenuated (likely GE) virus along with detergents, and heavy metals, and DNA/RNA fragments from other species of animals and bacteria is going to “protect” you and promote health is ludicrous IMHO.

  • Evermyrtle

    I WONDER JUST HOW MUCH GOOD SO THE FLU SHOTS DO , ANYWAY. I HAVE VERY LITTLE FAITH IN THEM AND DO NOT GET THEM. BUT I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYONE ELSE TO FOLLOW AFTER ME

  • autonomous 1

    Every year we hear the same mantra about “killer flu season” to scare the public into getting their “preventive” shots that enrich the drug companies by billions, thereby enriching politicians who accept the company’s LOBBY MONEY.  It is mainly about $$$ and NOT about health.