Swine flu linked to isle death - Hawa...

Swine flu linked to isle death - Hawaii News

There are 12 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 30, 2009, titled Swine flu linked to isle death - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The first swine flu death in the state and the hospitalization of another person raised concern about the spreading infection that has stricken 545 people in Hawaii.

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Singapore, Singapore

#1 Jun 30, 2009
Why don't the CDC and WHO call this flu what it actually is - Mexican flu? What is "novel H1N1"? It's like calling a horse - a Equus Caballus. There was the Spanish Flu in 1918 and the Hong Kong Flu in 1968. So, why be politically correct now with Mexico?


#2 Jun 30, 2009
There are so many influenza viruses that using popular names is actually incorrect ----- its not a matter of political correctness, popular names only confuse the public
Its like heart attacks, actually a myocardial infarction is more correct. Death by viral pneumonia; high temperatures and drowning in one's own fluids; is different.

Hilo, HI

#3 Jun 30, 2009
Scary to think this virus is spreading rapidly in non flu season. What will happen in a couple months.
Ms. Park is an idiot and not prepared to handle any decision making. You can hear it in her nervous voice.
545 cases for a small island population??? More than Japan already.

United States

#4 Jun 30, 2009
The Southern hemisphere is in winter now ---- the ideal conditions for flu season.
CDC is watching very carefully. So far its been acting like regular nasty influenza.

Honolulu, HI

#5 Jun 30, 2009
I know an 8 year old female in Makaha was diagnosed with it this past weekend. The doctor said they do NOT report it to anyone and do not want to track the spread anymore. No reason was given.
disgusted again

San Diego, CA

#6 Jun 30, 2009
it is rediculous that the numbers and cases are not tracked or made known to the public anymore. it is not our right as citizens to have this pertinent information? i agree with Mililani...Ms. Park is a damn idiot. the state needs tourists to come...that's the bottom line.
Ted Nugent Nation

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jun 30, 2009
Dr. Park is a hottie.

Hilo, HI

#8 Jun 30, 2009
Ted Nugent Nation wrote:
Dr. Park is a hottie.
I guess that is why Lingle gave her the job.
No Fun

Wahiawa, HI

#9 Jun 30, 2009
One of the real insidious things about flu's is that the infected can appear entirely normal; then like a ton of bricks falling .....

High temperatures that come with pneumonia infections usually require emergency measures as the brain and internal organs literally cook.
Janet Brusko

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jun 30, 2009
What exactly are we paying Park to do? Get body bags ready?

She's bluffing about swine flu in a misdirected effort to keep tourists coming. Tourists would feel more confident and come more if they saw that Hawaii was actually DOING something instead of trying to sweep this under the carpet.

Replace Park with someone who will actually lead and not PR doubletalk.

Tacoma, WA

#11 Jun 30, 2009
If swine flu becomes a real problem in the fall and winter you can count on a knock out punch for tourism in Hawaii as people will avoid getting on a plane for anywhere. I have held off on buying tickets to Hawaii this fall for just this concern even though the tickets are cheap. Bad economy+swine flu=no tourism.

Honolulu, HI

#12 Jun 30, 2009
Janet Brusko wrote:
She's bluffing about swine flu in a misdirected effort to keep tourists coming.
Like the mayor in the movie, Jaws. "Chief Brodie, shark or no shark, these beaches will be open!"

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