Two Schools Reopen, But State Epidemiologist Warns Of Many Swin...

There was encouraging news in Connecticut on the swine flu front Thursday - suspected cases in East Haddam and Wethersfield were ruled out, and schools there were due to reopen this morning. Full Story
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coax

Berlin, CT

#1 May 1, 2009
"Two Schools Reopen, But State Epidemiologist Warns Of Many Swine Flu Case"

The Courant should really check the qualification of the peoples
who check for error......
coax

Berlin, CT

#2 May 1, 2009
"Two Schools Reopen, But State Epidemiologist Warns Of Many Swine Flu Cases"

I see it was corrected, but shouldn't it have been corrected before
the hampster pushed the "print" button?

“Hello, I must be going.”

Since: Nov 08

Pomfret

#3 May 1, 2009
If history recalls this episode at all it will be remembered as "The Great Swine Flu Panic of 2009."
Waldo 312

Marietta, GA

#5 May 1, 2009
The "brain power" at UConn Medical Center can't determine a case of swine flu. We need the feds. Unbelievable! More taxpayer money down the drain.
Eddy Merckx

Berlin, CT

#6 May 1, 2009
This swine flu is no more dangerous than any other flu that happens in America. It has been stated that the number of deaths Nationally in America from an average flu outbreak is about thirty-eight-thousand people. Consider approximately forty-four-thousand people die in car accidents every year in America. The press is completely over hyping this entire story, gullible people are eating this up like a fat kid eats cake, its like the economy stories have run their course and the press needs something new to try to scare people with.
Eddy Merckx

Berlin, CT

#7 May 1, 2009
Freddie Kilowatt wrote:
In honor of Bubba Clinton who gave us
Nafta and Globalization we should call it "The Nafta Flu".
You sir are a great person because you have proven with your statement that everyone in the world is smarter tan you.
Tammy

Hartford, CT

#8 May 1, 2009
Waldo 312 wrote:
The "brain power" at UConn Medical Center can't determine a case of swine flu. We need the feds. Unbelievable! More taxpayer money down the drain.
The state DPH lab or any other lab in CT does not have the capacity to test for this specific strain of influenza, so it has to be sent to CDC to confirm for swine flu. All other states are following this protocol. A rapid test in the dr. office can test for general flu, however.
Spelling Police

Avon, CT

#9 May 1, 2009
coax wrote:
"Two Schools Reopen, But State Epidemiologist Warns Of Many Swine Flu Cases"
I see it was corrected, but shouldn't it have been corrected before
the hampster pushed the "print" button?
OK, Captain Critical, what's a "hampster"?
sis

United States

#10 May 1, 2009
Why are we not using the true name of this flu: H1N1 INFLUENZA. It was nothing to do with pigs or Mexico. It may just of showed it uglier side in that country.
We got people going crazy and running scared. They are killing pigs in one country and people running around in mask that will not protect you at all. People wash your hands a lot. Do not sneeze without covering your mouth and nose. Take care of your self with good food and rest so your body can attack it. Common sense should be you phrase for this day not panic and fear.
Miss Anthropic

Manchester, CT

#11 May 1, 2009
Spelling Police wrote:
<quoted text>OK, Captain Critical, what's a "hampster"?
An adorable little critter who collects dirty clothes?
peanuts4sale

Marlborough, CT

#13 May 1, 2009
Why are Vernon schools closed if they are not considering it one of the possible cases in CT? or am I missing something?
ex west hartford-ite

United States

#14 May 1, 2009
Miss Anthropic wrote:
<quoted text>
An adorable little critter who collects dirty clothes?
too funny, good one!!!!
CT A

Northford, CT

#16 May 1, 2009
If we hadn't closed and, heaven forbid, children became ill, you'd all be the first to complain about not closing the schools.

For the sake of one or two days of school, which will be made up before the end of June, it's better to be safe.
Socialist State of CT

Windsor, CT

#17 May 1, 2009
One death of a Mexican national in Texas and we're in full fledged panic mode...."the sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!!!"
Ruby

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

#20 May 1, 2009
The headline here is false. As of the time it was posted, there was not one confirmed case, let alone many.

Now there is (horrors) a total of:

One.

The H1N1 virus contains human, swine and avian DNA. Do you think this was a natural occurrence?? If so, you're wrong.

Read here for more info on "swine flu": http://alternative-doctor.com/blog/swine-flu-...

And here:
http://drtenpenny.com/swine_flu.aspx

And this (the numbers are from a few days ago:

Don't Panic: 7 FACTS About 'Swine Flu'

With all the sensationalized news about the
so-called swine flu flying around, I figured we'd
better set all the facts straight.

1. So far, only 82 cases of so-called swine flu
have been definitively identified worldwide [as of Tuesday, 4/28 morning],
mostly in Mexico (26 confirmed, 7 deaths) and the
U.S.(with 40 confirmed, no deaths).(Though about
1600 suspected cases, including 159 deaths, are reported in Mexico.)

That does not add up to a pandemic swine flu
outbreak.
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_04_27/en/inde...
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

2. This virus has nothing to do with swine. In
fact, it hasn't been seen in a single animal. And
you can't possibly get it from eating pork.

3. No existing vaccines can prevent this new flu
strain. So no matter what you hear even if it
comes from your doctor don't get a regular flu
shot. They rarely work against seasonal flu&#133;and
certainly can't offer protection from a never-before- seen strain.

4. Speaking of this strain, it doesn't seem to have come on naturally.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO),
this particular strain has never before been seen
in pigs or people. And according to Reuters, the
strain is a 'genetic mix' of swine, avian and
human flu. Was it created in a lab? We don't know yet.
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/i...

5. The drug companies are getting excited&#133;and
that's never a good thing. According to the
Associated Press at least one financial analyst
estimates up to $388 million worth of Tamiflu
sales in the ...snip... including side effects
like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache,
dizziness, fatigue, cough&#133;the very symptoms you're trying to avoid.

6. And let's not forget that Japan banned this
drug for children back in 2007, after links to suicidal behavior.

7. Vaccines for this flu strain probably won't
have to jump through all those annoying hurdles
like clinical trials for safety and
effectiveness. That won't, however, stop the government from
mandating the vaccine for all of us a very
likely scenario. And if the vaccines are actually
harmful&#133;killing people, for example&#133;the vaccine
makers will be immune from lawsuits.

Your best defense your only _real_ defense in any flu season is a

bulletproof immune system. You can learn about
the best ways to strengthen yourself in the HSI archives.

http://hsibaltimore.com/
Jane

Oxford, CT

#21 May 1, 2009
coax wrote:
"Two Schools Reopen, But State Epidemiologist Warns Of Many Swine Flu Case"
The Courant should really check the qualification of the peoples
who check for error......
It was just a typo -- get over it.
Jane

Oxford, CT

#22 May 1, 2009
douche wrote:
No wonder our kids are all morons. It's not that the schools aren't doing a good job educating, it's that they are always closed.
Kids today can't go to school if there's any chance of snow or freezing rain, or some snot nosed punk might have the flu. Ridiculous! The pussification of America will be its downfall. Mark douche's words! Mark em!
On an unrelated note, after a woman has a hysterectomy, where does the spooge go? It's something douche has been wondering about for some time.
There are many things I could say about this assinine post, but I won't waste my words. Suffice it to say that I have flagged it as abusive.
Barb

Meriden, CT

#24 May 1, 2009
Remember the avian flu... watch this to put into prespetive how silly we are all acting:

Vishnu Warheer

Brooklyn, NY

#25 May 1, 2009
But the dolt that closed Vernon schools is leaving them closes. What a fool?
Vishnu Warheer

Brooklyn, NY

#26 May 1, 2009
peanuts4sale wrote:
Why are Vernon schools closed if they are not considering it one of the possible cases in CT? or am I missing something?
Yes, you are missing that our school board in Vernon.

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