Skip to comments.Swine flu could kill hundreds of thousands in U.S. if vaccine fails, CDC says
Posted on 07/25/2009 8:25:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hundreds of thousands of Americans could die over the next two years if the vaccine and other control measures for the new H1N1 influenza are not effective, and, at the pandemic's peak, as much as 40% of the workforce could be affected, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That is admittedly a worst-case scenario that the federal agency says it doesn't expect to occur.
But the broad range of potential deaths highlights the unpredictability of flu viruses in general and this swine flu virus in particular because it hasn't behaved the way researchers have expected.
The number of potential deaths is much higher than that usually seen in seasonal flu, which kills an estimated 36,000 Americans a year, and is even higher than the nation's most recent pandemic.
A 2003 CDC study of deaths in the preceding decade showed yearly totals ranging from 17,000 to 52,000. The 1957 pandemic of Asian flu killed 70,000.
The vaccine the CDC is counting on is not expected to be available before the end of September, too late to immunize children before the start of school, where the proximity of children is expected to speed up transmission of the virus.
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Don’t thousands die from the flu every year??? already?
oh yeah yeah we’re all petrified
....and....we all have to wonder how many people will die from the effects of taking the vaccine....
What's the next flu crisis?
They can take their vaccine and shove it. I’m not going to be willingly vaccinated.
Don’t worry. The Swine Flu shot that they are developing WILL KILL some people anyway.
TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) — A high-level U.S. government decision in 1976 to vaccinate 43 million people against swine flu backfired — badly.
Not only did the dreaded outbreak never materialize (illness never spread beyond 240 soldiers stationed at Fort Dix, N.J.) but some 500 Americans who did get vaccinated came down with a rare neurodegenerative condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, which many experts believe was linked to the shot. Twenty-five of those 500 people died.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
RED ALERT! NEW PEOPLE CONTROLS NEEDED TO PROTECT THE POPULATION.
GOVERNMENT WILL USE THE ALLEGED CRISIS TO SCARE PEOPLE INTO COMPLIANCE.
After the nanobots in the flue vaccine take control of our minds, socialism will be very easy!
I just had to throw in a black helicopter! /sarc hehehe
Please enter the appropriate boxcar en route to your local FEMA camp for processing.
“neurodegenerative condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome,”
My father came down with Guillain Barre after a flu shot in the 90’s. forced his early retirement.
Just another reason to rush into OBAMACARE.
Here is the real story..
check this out
Here we go again with the irresponsible scaremongering where the government is supposed to be the only savior. Epidemiologists have declared H1N1 flu a mild strain that doesn’t have severe symptoms months ago. But facts seldom change alarmist agendas.
We’re all gonna die. Someday.
“Emergency! Emergency! Everyone to get from street!”