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CDC: 'Fully expect we will see deaths'
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 28 APR 09 | By MIKE STOBBE

Posted on 04/28/2009 12:50:11 PM PDT by DCBryan1

CDC: 'Fully expect we will see deaths'

Apr 28 02:29 PM US/Eastern By MIKE STOBBE ATLANTA (AP)

- A U.S. health official said at least five people are hospitalized with swine flu in the United States and deaths are likely. "I fully expect we will see deaths from this infection," as swine flu cases are investigated, said Richard Besser, acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control.

He said he did not know about a newspaper report of two deaths in two southern California hospitals in which the victims seemed to be suffering from swine flu symptoms. "I would say I'm very concerned," Besser said.

"We are dealing with a new strain of influenza, we're dealing with a strain of influenza that appears to be moving through our community." Based on the latest lab analysis, Besser said new flu infections are still occurring.

He noted, however, that ordinary human flu accounts for about 36,000 deaths every year in the U.S.

He said hospitalizations nationwide include three in California and two in Texas. Besser said the country has 64 confirmed cases in five states, with 45 in New York, one in Ohio, two in Kansas, six in Texas and 10 in California. At least four other cases have been reported by states.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: captaintripps; chimeraflu; flu; influenza; mexicanflu; mexiflu; obamaflu; swine; swineflu
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N95 mask check

latex gloves check

91% rubbing alcohol check

disenfectant spray (antiviral) check

50 lbs rice check

lentils and beans check

canned tuna, chicken, spam check

ammo double check

NOT TRUSTING A DAMN THING FROM THE GOVT....triple check.

Prior proper planning prevents piss poor panic people.

Am I missing anything?

1 posted on 04/28/2009 12:50:11 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
CDC: 'Fully expect we will see deaths'

This is just racism against the Swine Flu. The Swine Flu is just doing the job that the regular flu won't do.

2 posted on 04/28/2009 12:51:27 PM PDT by exist
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To: DCBryan1

Zero’s enemies had better watch out (achoo!) Oops some has the flu.


3 posted on 04/28/2009 12:52:05 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: DCBryan1

I’ve got a cough and the sniffles today and I’m sitting here thinking about cancelling my cardiac rehab sessions at the hospital until this all blows over. I don’t think I want to be spending time at the hospital.


4 posted on 04/28/2009 12:52:21 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: DCBryan1

Bottled water....my list matches yours...got the last box of masks last night from Walmart...just preparing, no panic...yet.


5 posted on 04/28/2009 12:53:08 PM PDT by lilycicero (PS. St. Jude has been given the task to find me a buyer....."Helper in urgent needs")
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To: DCBryan1
Am I missing anything?

Chlorine, disinfectant soap, and safety glasses or face shield.

6 posted on 04/28/2009 12:53:08 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (It's time to waterboard that teleprompter and find out what it knows.)
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To: DCBryan1

Per FNC, LA coronor investigating 2 deaths.


7 posted on 04/28/2009 12:53:17 PM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: DCBryan1

If you don’t go shopping the flu will win.


8 posted on 04/28/2009 12:53:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: DCBryan1

why no “spam?”


9 posted on 04/28/2009 12:53:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Free Speech for THEE, but NOT for ME????)
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To: DCBryan1

you forgot the toilet paper and beer, man.


10 posted on 04/28/2009 12:54:19 PM PDT by hoe_cake (A proud member of the Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: DCBryan1
5 Hospitalized with Swine Flu A U.S. health official says deaths are likely with at least five people hospitalized nationwide for swine flu. Acting Director of the federal Centers for Disease Control, Richard Besser says, “I fully expect we will see deaths from this infection.”

According to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg two people have been hospitalized in New York - a child in the Bronx and Brooklyn adult. Their cases are separate from the outbreak at a private school in Queens.

City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden also warns that “many hundreds” of schoolchildren are sick with suspected cases of swine flu.
"many hundreds?"

Source

11 posted on 04/28/2009 12:54:34 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: goodnesswins
I DONT LIKE SPAM!
12 posted on 04/28/2009 12:54:53 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: pgkdan

For some reason I’m getting a very bad feeling about all of this, I think this flu has a long incubation period and we are in a hell of alot of very serious, very deadly, trouble. Up until now I didn’t feel this way, but somehow, I think there is more to this ...


13 posted on 04/28/2009 12:55:06 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Carry_Okie

“Am I missing anything?

Chlorine, disinfectant soap, and safety glasses or face shield. “

Chocolate. LOTS of Chocolate! Won’t help with the flu, but it’s a good way to spend time.


14 posted on 04/28/2009 12:55:15 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: DCBryan1

Wind up flashlights and potable water supply?


15 posted on 04/28/2009 12:56:07 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: All

I’m wearing my MOPP 4 gear right now (1990s vintage).


16 posted on 04/28/2009 12:56:55 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: DCBryan1

Any sign yet that this flu bug is any deadlier than other flu strains? I hear a lot of fear mongering, but have not heard much in the way of real stats. Maybe one of you have.


17 posted on 04/28/2009 12:56:57 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: DCBryan1

“Am I missing anything?”

Big dog and a Barracuda which runs on nitrous. Also you will need a pair of shoulderpads and hair dye.


18 posted on 04/28/2009 12:56:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The time has come to tell the salmon-eating international busybodies to mind their own business.")
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To: DCBryan1

Okay...but add Vitamin D3 to your list....


19 posted on 04/28/2009 12:57:00 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Free Speech for THEE, but NOT for ME????)
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To: DCBryan1

“CDC: ‘Fully expect we will see deaths’”

They sound exited about the prospect.


20 posted on 04/28/2009 12:57:10 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The scientist who would have discovered the cure to AIDS in the Amazon was aborted in January 1978)
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To: DCBryan1

The usual strains of flu kill over 30,000 Americans every year. I don’t think the docs have any reliable mortality stats on this one yet.


21 posted on 04/28/2009 12:57:17 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: hoe_cake

I have rice, lentils, beans, vodka, gin, tonic... limes... yeah, I’m set.


22 posted on 04/28/2009 12:58:10 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Think HollywoodÂ’s hit rock bottom? You forget how well they dig. (bighollywood.breitbart.com)
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To: keats5
I gots to get me one of these

23 posted on 04/28/2009 12:58:15 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Redneck Radicalized Right-Wing Extremist NOW RECRUITING - see Constitution for details!)
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To: DCBryan1

No. I think you pretty well nailed it.


24 posted on 04/28/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by Pete
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To: umgud
“Per FNC, LA coronor investigating 2 deaths.”

Isn't that what a coroner is supposed to do?

25 posted on 04/28/2009 12:58:38 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The scientist who would have discovered the cure to AIDS in the Amazon was aborted in January 1978)
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To: DCBryan1; Dr. Eckleburg

If I was in the hospital with this flu, I would hire a bodyguard.


26 posted on 04/28/2009 12:58:39 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: Never on my watch

Ya, I think that is a very poor statement for them to make, how about some optimism from them.


27 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:14 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: DCBryan1

Quick check of death causes in US (1997)

Lyme disease 12,801
Malaria 2,001
Whooping cough 6,564
Rabies 8,105
Tuberculosis 19,851
Typhoid fever 365


28 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:32 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: Scythian

Well I’m getting a little more interested in this. Because I have no faith or trust in the government I can’t decide if they’re just manufacturing a crisis for other reasons- or if this is really serious and they’re not telling us a lot they already know...


29 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:44 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Pete

Fox News reports that the Los Angeles Coroner believes he has two swine flu deaths today.


30 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:47 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: DCBryan1

....."nothing to be alarmed about folks, the Mexi..I mean, the swine flu has not shown............"

31 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:51 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mewzilla

According to a Biotech Research Dr we know, the current flu shot does offer some protection from severity of this flu.
This is someone who is currently researching in the field..so we were encouraged by that news.
Also..bet the Zero and the big Rats have already received tamiflu injections..just in case.


32 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:52 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: DCBryan1

First US Fatalities: Two Swine Flu Deaths in California
by Jack Ryan

Apr 28, 2009

The swine flu virus may have killed two Americans in California.

The World Health Organization and other health officials have confirmed that the deadly Swine Flu, which experts fear could spark a pandemic, has spread to other countries.

New cases of the swine flu virus have been confirmed in Israel and even New Zealand, and up until Tuesday, the only deaths resulting from infection remain confined to Mexico.


33 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:53 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: DCBryan1

Well, duh. Here’s the CDC report on deaths (only children deaths are listed, not adults) for flu outbreaks during the past few years. Why should this flu be any different. People die from flu, swine or otherwise.

During the 2003-04 season, 153 flu-associated deaths in children were reported to CDC. (This data was collected by CDC.)
During the 2004-05 season, 47 deaths in children were reported to CDC. (This is the first year that influenza mortality in children became a nationally reportable condition.)
During the 2005-06 season, 46 deaths in children were reported to CDC.
During the 2006-07 season, 76 deaths in children were reported to CDC.
As of June 14, 2008, 83 deaths in children occurring during the 2007-08 season have been reported to CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/season.htm


34 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:55 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: mewzilla
Well, with 68 confirmed, and 4 probable deaths, and a few more coming in...that matches the 4-8% seen in conflicting reports from Mexico.

I'm 37, and my loved ones in their 30s....we are not taking that chance.....

....and I DO NOT TRUST THIS GOVERNMENT.

35 posted on 04/28/2009 12:59:56 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

guns n ammo


36 posted on 04/28/2009 1:00:10 PM PDT by wolf24 ("Reality is putting The Onion out of business...")
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To: Dog Gone

Michigan now reporting that they have one probable swine flu case.


37 posted on 04/28/2009 1:00:24 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: DCBryan1

I think I have all the spam you crossed off of your list ;-)


38 posted on 04/28/2009 1:00:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: icwhatudo

No way those numbers are correct, Rabies deaths are like 1 or two a year and Malaria deaths, 2000, no freakin way, not even close


39 posted on 04/28/2009 1:00:45 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: DCBryan1
I wonder if this will raise the average of people who die of influenza each year in the US?

The national average is that 36,000 people die from flu-related sicknesses every year.

Somehow 36,000 people dieing EVERY YEAR is not an epidemic but a few people dieing of "Swine Flu," which is still a flu related sickness, is.

40 posted on 04/28/2009 1:01:08 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: mewzilla
“The usual strains of flu kill over 30,000 Americans every year.”

Bingo. Most the hype is MSM driven due to the virus arriving in a nontraditional month. Caution is warranted but panic serves no one. On a side note the speculative pharma stocks are very active

41 posted on 04/28/2009 1:02:33 PM PDT by Polynikes
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To: R_Kangel

“Somehow 36,000 people dieing EVERY YEAR is not an epidemic but a few people dieing of “Swine Flu,” which is still a flu related sickness, is.”

Yea, I’ve been wondering the same thing.


42 posted on 04/28/2009 1:02:39 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: A_perfect_lady

dont’ forget the Oil of Olay. :`)


43 posted on 04/28/2009 1:03:02 PM PDT by hoe_cake (A proud member of the Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: wolf24
guns n ammo

LOL...you don't know me very well. I could arm a zip code ;)

44 posted on 04/28/2009 1:03:02 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

Are they illegal aliens?


45 posted on 04/28/2009 1:03:28 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: " ...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: DCBryan1

The same old fear mongering of the 70s. They spent 1.5 million on shots, and by the time the flu was gone, people had suffered the usual vacine syndromes and the lawsuits resulted in BILLIONS.


46 posted on 04/28/2009 1:03:32 PM PDT by devistate one four (I will run to the sound of gunfire! TET68)
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To: Oldexpat

An injection of Tamiflu would require a big needle.

47 posted on 04/28/2009 1:04:12 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: DCBryan1

Welcome to Earth, population zero.


48 posted on 04/28/2009 1:04:16 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom - It's not just a job, It's an Adventure)
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To: DCBryan1; All

Is there anyway to get these folks at the CDC and WHO to STOP calling this ‘Swine Flu’.

We ALREADY HAVE ‘SWINE FLU’. This is a NEW VIRUS that contains 3 different markers for 3 different swine flus, N. American AVIAN flu, AND Human Flu Strain “A”.

I even saw a post here at FR from someone who grew up on a farm dismissing this whole thing because they had “old fashioned swine flu” as a kid, and thought nothing of this...

I’m not suggesting panic, but for Gosh Sakes — they need to STOP calling it SWINE FLU — It’s NOT ‘Swine Flu’!!!!!!!

ARGHHHH! (LOL)

Suggested names for this virus:
1. Mexican Swine Flu
2. Chimera Flu (3 pigs, a bird, and a human... LOL)
3. Mexiflu
4. ManBirdPig Flu

Granted some of the suggestions above are probably too humorous to use in describing what is a real threat. But, does anyone else feel as I do that calling it swine flu UNDER-represents the threat of this new flu especially in rural areas where REGULAR swine flu (that CAN’T be transmitted from human to human) is a normal part of life?


49 posted on 04/28/2009 1:04:21 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: DCBryan1
....and I DO NOT TRUST THIS GOVERNMENT.

Hey, me neither.

But at this point the Obama admin scares me more than the flu. Remember 1976 :)

50 posted on 04/28/2009 1:04:58 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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