I know I don’t dare mention people who died from the flu, but I am anyway

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Women with safety mask from coronavirus. Covid-19 outbreak around the world

Despite word going out that we are not allowed to talk about influenza afflictions and deaths, let’s look at that and the poor souls who died anyway.

The week of April 4 was the last week for estimates of the flu season. The weekly cumulative estimates for the United States from the CDC are: 39,000,000 to 56,000,000 were afflicted with the flu; 18,000,000 to 26,000,000 flu medical visits; 410,000 to 740,000 flu hospitalizations; and 24,000 to 62,000 died of the flu.

Why don’t we care about those poor souls?

Also, why are some governors saying we must stay in lockdown until we have a vaccine. We have a vaccine for the flu which partially works and sometimes not at all. It’s not vaccines that are needed for these illnesses, it’s treatments, and a cure if possible. We still don’t have a vaccine for AIDS, the cold, or SARS, and many other dangerous illnesses.

As for testing, it’s the biggest canard. It’s only good for the moment of the test.

Now that we are global, we have to worry about every terrible and contagious illness in the world coming here. We can’t close up shop every time this happens.

Currently, there are 712,184 known cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 34,386 deaths.

Flu deaths matter too.

We apparently aren’t allowed to care about people who die from pneumonia either. A whopping 49,000+ died from pneumonia.


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steve tonnesen
steve tonnesen
2 years ago

That is ‘canard’, not cunard.

Mean Boy
Mean Boy
2 years ago

Read that the Chinese are using natural herbal remedies, vaporizer with a Vics type of treatment and self-quarantine with great results.
I’ve never been there so I can’t tell you if they are marshmallow soft whiny SJW manbun mean girls over there.

Chuck Fina
Chuck Fina
2 years ago
Reply to  Mean Boy

Strongest Chinese remedy is putting sick people into crematoriums ALIVE.
We need to nuke China to stop all these viruses, from Corona to Avian to Communism

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

The one problem I have with Trump is the constant reference to the Spanish Flu epidemic. When looking at the numbers “with” mitigation, as originally stated, the fatality rate would have been on par with the Asian Flu of 57-58. But since then those numbers have dropped dramatically. It means This flu is well below the Asian Flu numbers. We’ve been fed a bill of goods from the beginning. I don’t know if Trump was conned or if he was in a no-win situation and had to follow the the dictates of bureaucrats. The more evidence we find the more it appears this virus will be statistically lower than the normal flu.

In our state flu deaths have gradually declined over the past few years. So this year is the lowest of several previous. Even with that, the virus fatalities are at least 10 times lower than this seasons flu. But the state has extended the “house arrest”. There’s to be a protest next week but many have leveled Very Serious threats if it happens. THIS is the hysteria that the media has created by instilling SO much fear many will take the ultimate action. It’s like the Milgram Experiment on Obedience of the 60’s.

The news media has been inundated with the hopes of a vaccine just around the corner. Will it be like the Swine Flu vaccine of 1976. It’s more likely because THIS vaccine is being rushed through. It’s likely that “Swine Flu” outbreak back then prompted the Congress to give those manufacturers carte-blanche immunity. Now, a person’s only alternative is suing the Government, as they are the defendant, adjudicated in a “special court”.

pa l
pa l
2 years ago
Reply to  Greg

“The one problem I have with Trump is the constant reference to the Spanish Flu epidemic”
i’m not sure what that problem is…except perhaps the Wuhan flu should rightfully be called the Wuhan flu, following the nomeclature of ALL other flus.

Greg
Greg
2 years ago
Reply to  pa l

I thought I explained it. The idea we would have 2 million dead without doing anything is ridiculous. First, we would Never do Nothing. So, it’s a red herring. That figure was based upon the Italian model, which has No comparison. Flattening the curve was due to limit the burden of hospitals, with comparison to Italy. This Isn’t the first year that Italy has had issues with their hospitals.A couple years ago Italy had run into the same problem with seasonal flu. It was much easier to have these drastic measures taken if TWO MILLION WOULD DIE!!