re: library user - “Any reports of widespread influenza activity in September are very unusual.”
That’s half the country.
Nevadan: The uptick in reports could still be because of all the hype about this “pandemic”. But, obviously the CDC has told the Clark County (Las Vegas, Nevada) school district that the H1N1 is not going to be a big deal or the superintendent would never have given out a general letter stating this. District Superintendent Walt Ruffles is very good at CYA and I can’t imagine him putting out a memo like this without the CDC putting out the word that this “pandemic” is not going to materialize.
I’m not saying that the media is not over-hyping it, but rather that it’s too early to tell, I think.
For example, I live in a small town and we’ve had two H1N1-related deaths in the past couple weeks. At least that’s what the local media has said anyway.
And flu season tends to peak November through April, so it’s kind of early to make predictions in either direction, IMO.
Ruffles might be saying what he’s saying in order to minimize the number of people who prematurely seek out a vaccine which they might not need.
If the media goes nuts and tells me I should get the vaccine, I still won’t get it. I’d rather miss a month of work and get better on my own, the natural way, if possible.