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2009-09-12 09:39:32 AM
www.cdc.gov

The graph from the CDC for week 35 (ended 9/5/09) showing a significant reduction in new H1N1 infection over the previous 10 weeks says your panic is probably due to some unstable mental condition.
 
2009-09-12 09:45:49 AM
Captain Trips!!! Come on down!!!!
 
2009-09-12 09:56:33 AM
Submitter... you know the flu (the seasonal kind, that comes every year) kills upwards of 35,000 people, yes? Swine flu might kill three times that many, but beyond being a bit more careful in terms of prevention, there's not that much reason to panic.

/also... how did you evade the auto-capitalization thingy?
 
2009-09-12 09:59:57 AM
... ANOTHER bacon thread?!

Fark is gonna OD on these threads today, mark my words.
 
2009-09-12 10:00:52 AM
economics and management major ... lived on campus with his classmates at the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity house

So no big loss.

I keed, I keed!
 
2009-09-12 10:01:33 AM
FTA: according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

So he was already sick from something and the flu got him. I see no need to panic yet.
 
2009-09-12 10:06:20 AM
BRLA: FTA: according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

So he was already sick from something and the flu got him. I see no need to panic yet.


probably AIDS
 
2009-09-12 10:07:08 AM
wait'll he reanimates as a zombie. THEN you can really start to panic!
 
2009-09-12 10:48:39 AM
BRLA: FTA: according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

So he was already sick from something and the flu got him. I see no need to panic yet.


Sick from something else? Really? You believe that? I rely on something my favorite pretend doctor has taught me.

EVERYBODY LIES.
 
2009-09-12 10:50:47 AM
veale728: Swine flu might kill three times that many, but beyond being a bit more careful in terms of prevention, there's not that much reason to panic.

So, 100,000 extra deaths, mainly of young people, rather than the elderly, is a good thing? A four-percent increase in annual mortality? Bear in mind that probably means something on the order of 120 million infections with the resultant loss of productivity, and over a half-million hospitalizations, with the resultant cost.
 
2009-09-12 11:22:42 AM
20-Year-Old Succumbs to Swine Flu

Panic? I was freaking out.

I thought it said 20 year old Succubus has swine flu.
 
2009-09-12 01:11:44 PM
Kirk's_Toupee: BRLA: FTA: according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

So he was already sick from something and the flu got him. I see no need to panic yet.

probably AIDS


Probably some with less stigma..like asthma or cystic fibrosis

/no need to jump to the worst possible assumption.
 
2009-09-12 01:22:24 PM
Someone inform President Madagascar
 
2009-09-12 01:22:32 PM
So... is there a reliable source for finding recent statistics on H1N1 and how bad it actually is? A health organization or something? Because regular news doesn't seem to have a good grip on the situation and I'm curious about actual facts.
 
2009-09-12 01:23:19 PM
You know if you just glance quickly at that graph posted up there it looks like it reads:

Influenza Positive Tests Reported to CDC by U.S. WHORES
 
2009-09-12 01:24:01 PM
As a guy who lives in Ithaca (Cornell) and is on the way to get blood work done at the hospital because I have an underlying disease that I have a suppressed immune system from, I feel panic.
 
2009-09-12 01:24:25 PM
Meh, swine flu? Already had it. No big deal.
 
2009-09-12 01:26:12 PM
I'm sure at least one person died of, say, Lupus on Friday too. Should I panic about that as well?
 
2009-09-12 01:26:34 PM
Underlying medical condition?

Relax everyone he died of the other plague (AIDS)
 
2009-09-12 01:26:45 PM
So far, every case that I've seen where someone died from H1N1, there was an underlying medical condition that was to blame - including a 6 year old kid near where I live :(

The swine flu is bad (I think our family had it a month or so ago, but it was never confirmed), but it's not "OMG!!! We're all gonna die!!" just yet.
 
2009-09-12 01:26:52 PM
BRLA: FTA: according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

So he was already sick from something and the flu got him. I see no need to panic yet.


Read: AIDS.

There's your answer. Compromised immune system.
 
2009-09-12 01:27:19 PM
Let's not panic yet. He did have both H1N1 and swine flu. Combination probably killed him.

/Probably had the Mexican flu also.
 
2009-09-12 01:28:08 PM
cherrydoom: So... is there a reliable source for finding recent statistics on H1N1 and how bad it actually is? A health organization or something? Because regular news doesn't seem to have a good grip on the situation and I'm curious about actual facts.


I've found that surprisingly, the CDC makes seasonal flu statistics just as available as H1N1..Go to the WHO site, and they hide the much higher seasonal flu statistics under layers of unimpressive swine flu panic and WHARRGARBL.
 
2009-09-12 01:30:03 PM
My friend's 1 year old kid was diagnosed with swine flu. She only had regular flu. True story.
 
2009-09-12 01:30:10 PM
i34.tinypic.com

/hot as the fever you get from H1N1
 
2009-09-12 01:32:39 PM
hurf derf stephen king
 
2009-09-12 01:32:57 PM
tbookman: /hot as the fever you get from H1N1

WOW it took 25 posts.
 
2009-09-12 01:33:28 PM
Jason Biggs had such a bright future, so sad
 
2009-09-12 01:33:32 PM
M-O-O-N
That spells panic!
 
2009-09-12 01:33:44 PM
Perducci: I'm sure at least one person died of, say, Lupus on Friday too. Should I panic about that as well?

It's never lupus.
 
2009-09-12 01:34:59 PM
I actually just spent my weekend Enforcing at PAX09, and we had all sorts of swine flu leave the convention center (so I'm getting a kick out of- hur dur).

Part of my JOB was to have contact with like... 90% of the attendees at one point or another, and I got out just fine. Wash your hands, eat decently, and sleep every so often. It does wonders for your immune system.

Either that, or I'm really lucky.

No, I just washed my goddamn hands.

Sympathy towards the one who died, though. That's no bueno.
 
2009-09-12 01:36:23 PM
pdieten: Perducci: I'm sure at least one person died of, say, Lupus on Friday too. Should I panic about that as well?

It's never lupus.


I know someone who seriously has lupus that really hates the show House for some reason.
 
2009-09-12 01:37:11 PM
This planet could use a good culling.
 
2009-09-12 01:37:28 PM
"Underlying complications"

move along
 
2009-09-12 01:37:56 PM
hbk72777: Jason Biggs had such a bright future, so sad


That's a guy I work with. Guess now its zombie biggs

/like zombie Flanders
//he was a zombie?
///book depository!
 
2009-09-12 01:39:36 PM
OldRod: So far, every case that I've seen where someone died from H1N1, there was an underlying medical condition that was to blame...

So the insurance company's plans are working. Excellent. It'll mean a lot less claims to pay.

Now all they have to do is get rid of all the evidence at the lab in Mexico and no one will ever know.

\Feels sorry about the 6 year old
 
2009-09-12 01:43:02 PM
H1N1 has been around before, likely in most of our lifetimes. A lot of ou patients are showing natural immunity and people we'd expect to be getting sick (nursing home residents) aren't. Sure, the flu (with any letter number designation) can kill, but ths flu is really no different in terms of symptoms. It's slightly easier to spread among healthy children and adults.
As for the statistics on reporting, there is a huge bias at the end of the graph because we as physicians have stopped testing! The standard nasal flu swab is 40% sensitive to H1N1 mot places... That means it gives almost 60% false negatives. Most doctors are going on clinical accumen alone and not doing the test, and thus really not reporting "confirmed cases". It's an inherent bias in any statistical analysis.
All that to say "Don't Panic." If you develop symptoms like difficulty breathing, high fevers or dehydration, then you should go to the doctor. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids, take ibuprofen or Tylenol for pain and fever and don't lick, kiss or cough on babies or old people. And don't go to work or school until 24 hours after you had your last feve without taking medicine.
 
2009-09-12 01:43:37 PM
according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

meh, not freaking out

/poor guy, condolences to his family
 
2009-09-12 01:44:36 PM
Underlying medical condition....

Diarrhoea. Hey it killed 28,000 people in England..........In 1901

but, but, but....still..watch your cornhole people.
 
2009-09-12 01:49:37 PM
inrareform.files.wordpress.com
In mourning, brah.
 
2009-09-12 01:50:07 PM
Kirk's_Toupee: BRLA: FTA: according to the Medical Center, the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was.

So he was already sick from something and the flu got him. I see no need to panic yet.

probably AIDS


Came to say that. Nobody demands privacy against the press reporting when someone has diabetes or ALS.
 
2009-09-12 01:50:34 PM
Weaver95: wait'll he reanimates as a zombie. THEN you can really start to panic!

He was an economics / management major in life; being a zombie would be a step up. Probably a la' Forsaken.
 
2009-09-12 01:54:31 PM
nich0lai: Yes, as a person with a Fark handle implying a medical degree, I say you may panic. However, I understand that washing your hands is more effective.
 
2009-09-12 01:55:15 PM
...the Cornell sophomore suffered from an underlying medical condition, but due to a request from the family, did not say what the condition was...

Call me Sherlock, but I'm going to say that judging from his picture, that mysterious condition was alcoholism. Perhaps he should not have struggled out of his sick bed for that last beer pong tournament.
 
2009-09-12 01:57:38 PM
Good night, funny guy!

/wait, what?
 
2009-09-12 01:59:50 PM
if then statement:

if a college student dies of piggy oink-oink flu, and they were born in the 90s, then it doesnt count.

90s kids were bred to be weak.
 
2009-09-12 02:09:19 PM
i135.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-12 02:13:21 PM
Last week we had a 10 year old die of H1N1 here in Fairbanks. Went from showing symptoms to dead in 36 hours. Alot of people here were freakin out - especially parents of the kids classmates. They found an underlying medical condition (that the parent's didn't know about), but didn't say what it was. I've heard that even things that have no effect on your immune system, like gout, can make it worse.
 
2009-09-12 02:14:14 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: ... ANOTHER bacon thread?!

Fark is gonna OD on these threads today, mark my words.


The incongruity of your post nearly made me choke on my tea.

Kudos.
 
2009-09-12 02:14:59 PM
9/11
 
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