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Flu Getting bad in the U.S. 2019

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    Posted: December 29 2018 at 11:20am
It has been very difficult getting information as to how bad the flu is in the U.S. They no longer count death in adult or consider flu are disease doctors are required to report.

As we plunge into yet another Arctic Vortex (I will be posting on this) the flu is bad



You will notice it is widespread in California, New York, and Florida - as well as several other states. 32 out of 54 jurisdiction reported widespread activity.

The flu in the U.S. - it is back for 2019 and the new virus flooding in with immigrants. Influenza A(H3) viruses predominated in the southeastern United States (HHS Region 4). The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for influenza viruses in clinical laboratories is increasing.

The media is more concerned with what boots Michelle Obama is wearing than the real and present danger of another Pandemic and one is coming - not if ... but when.

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However, it always gets worse at this time of the year following a seasonal pattern. So far it is not looking worse than 'average' (which still implies a lot of deaths )

This chart is the one below the chart posted above in CDC weekly report

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Originally posted by EdwinSm, EdwinSm, wrote:

However, it always gets worse at this time of the year following a seasonal pattern. So far it is not looking worse than 'average' (which still implies a lot of deaths )

This chart is the one below the chart posted above in CDC weekly report



It is above the baseline for the past few years and in one week the number of states it is widespread in has doubled. There is no coverage at all of this in the mainstream media, and I am cranking up my CWN on Facebook once more as well. We have never been less prepared and the media is so caught up in drama and pure fiction to be as source to know what is going on. I will post this on Facebook and know a number of people who are very very ill. They do not even count the deaths anymore or ask doctor's to report. We might as well be in the Dark Ages and it is likely the current vaccine is not effective at all since the strain spreading has mutated.

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity continues to increase. The number of states experiencing high influenza activity went from nine states plus New York City during the last reporting week to 19 states plus New York City and the number of states reporting widespread geographic flu activity went from 11 states to 24 states. CDC also reported another two flu-associated pediatric deaths. Nationally, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like-illness (ILI) has been at or above the baseline for six consecutive weeks.

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Thanks for the update Med! I saw on the news tonight that flu is now wide spread in over 30 states!
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Originally posted by arirish arirish wrote:

Thanks for the update Med! I saw on the news tonight that flu is now wide spread in over 30 states!


Yes it's bad and the mainstream media is so caught up in socialist nutcases - which I will post about later - that there is no news on the a spreading epidemic which they refuse to call an epidemic. If over 50% of those tested have it - do that math -it's an epidemic.

The geographic spread of influenza in 30 states was reported as widespread; Puerto Rico and 17 states reported regional activity; two states reported local activity; the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and one state reported sporadic activity; and Guam did not report.

Search monitoring and tracking has reached an all time high and most of the engines I have used - especially Copernicus Agent you need a clearance to run or to be in the Intel loop.

How bad is it... in reference to the thread topic - a lot worse. Doctors don't report it and we see a report of like 3 child fatalities. Give me a break. With it widespread 30 states and over 3 different strains, people are dying from this, especially old people (over 65). To know most of the people who have it that die are over 65, they must have internal numbers, but we don't have them.

      Week 1      Data Cumulative since
September 30, 2018 (Week 40)
In the last week ending Jan 5 week one of the 2019
United States Flu Seas
No. of specimens tested      833      
No. of positive specimens*   444
    
Total since official flu season started
No. of specimens tested      18,125
No. of positive specimens*    5,131
It has gotten a lot worse.

Positive specimens by type/subtype              
        Influenza A      440 (99.1%)      4,918 (95.8%)
            (H1N1)pdm09      322 (82.6%)      3,772 (81.4%)
             H3N2      68 (17.4%)      864 (18.6%)
             Subtyping not performed      50      282
       Influenza B      4 (0.9%)      213 (4.2%)
            Yamagata lineage      0 (0%)      97 (68.8%)
            Victoria lineage      2 (100%)      68 (41.2%)
            Lineage not performed      

According to these figures 444 positives out of 833 specimens 53.3% of those tested had it.

That is a lot of flu and we can safely assume that is the tip of the iceberg. I will be posting more on Facebook as well as about the spread of Ebola. A pandemic is coming - not if - but when.

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Nasty! A is more easily capable of turning nasty. I notice about twice as many A strain cases than B. - Assuming I read your figures correctly.

It is still not a patch on last year's horror though.
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