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***As the flu sweeps the USA, offices and classrooms face empty chairs while hospital emergency departments confront overflow crowds.
By Thursday, there were six deaths reported in Illinois and 18 deaths reported in Massachusetts, and 41 states reported high levels of illness.
Hardest hit: the East, South and Midwest, said Michael Jhung with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s influenza division. The West, Southwest and some parts of Maine and Wisconsin have had very little flu.
That’s small consolation to the miserable. For those who do fall ill, the flu is a stomach-churning, head-burning, cough-wracked, muscle-aching experience. It’s particularly dangerous for the elderly, young children and people who have compromised immunity because of other illnesses or chronic conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
The 2013 season is particularly wretched because one of the major strains in this year’s flu mix hasn’t been seen for five to nine years and people’s antibodies for it have waned, said Arnold Monto, a professor of epidemiology and member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Influenza Advisory Group, which works with the CDC.
There are three types of flu circulating in the USA: H3N2, H1N1 and Influenza B. H3N2 is by far the most common and most likely to put people in the hospital with complications. All three are included in this year’s flu vaccine.
For those who haven’t been vaccinated, the chances are they don’t have antibodies for H3N2. It’s been nine years since the 2002-2003 flu season, when H3N2 was in high circulation in the country. That season, about 95 percent of the flu was made up of H3N2.
by F. William Engdahl
www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/ , March 4, 2010
In the aftermath of the most recent unnecessary Pandemic declaration of a global H1N1 swine flu emergency, industrial countries were left sitting on hundreds of millions of doses of untested vaccines. They decided to get rid of the embarrassing leftover drugs by handing them over to the WHO which in turn plans to dump them for free on select poor countries. France has given 91 million of the 94 million doses the Sarkozy government bought from the pharma giants; Britain gave 55 million of its 60 million doses. The story for Germany and Norway is similar.
As Dr. Thomas Jefferson, an epidemiologist with the Cochrane Research Center in Rome noted,“Why do they give the vaccines to the developing countries at all? The pandemic has been called off in most parts of the world. The greatest threat in poor countries right now is heart and circulatory diseases while the virus figures at the bottom of the list. What is the medical reason for donating 180 million doses?” As well, flu is a minor problem in countries with abundant sunshine, and it turned out that the feared H1N1 Pandemic “new great plague” was the mildest flu on record.