Swine flu: Orlando hospital officials...

Swine flu: Orlando hospital officials say no confirmed cases of...

There are 39 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 28, 2009, titled Swine flu: Orlando hospital officials say no confirmed cases of.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Dr. Scott Brady, Senior Medical Director and CEO of Centra Care, holds a news conference about the swine flu at Florida Hospital in Orlando on Saturday.

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Tink

AOL

#23 Apr 29, 2009
My daughter works in WDW on the college program. Her program ends on May 15th. I have told her she should be carrying Purell around with her as the MK can hold 85,000 people. Lots of contact with lots of people from all over. I do agree that the media is once again pulling out all the stops for a "story" and ratings. I don't believe the three cases in Orlando have been confirmed yet by the CDC. Hopefully, not the swine flu. Paranoia is not good, preventative measures are.
Erasmus

Sioux City, IA

#24 Apr 29, 2009
He gave his life for tourism.
ADAM THE MACHO LIFEGUARD

Boca Raton, FL

#25 Apr 29, 2009
Rusty wrote:
This flu thing is BS. People get the flu all the time.
YOU ARE RIGHT OLD RUSTY NAIL......BUT A GOOD STD...NOW THAT'S SOMETHING!
Erasmus

Sioux City, IA

#26 Apr 29, 2009
ADAM THE MACHO LIFEGUARD wrote:
<quoted text> A GOOD STD...NOW THAT'S SOMETHING!
Oh heavens! Are those being passed around WDW too?
Outatime

Merritt Island, FL

#27 Apr 29, 2009
To read an intelligent article on this subject, go to mercola dot com.
Kat

United States

#29 Apr 29, 2009
FYI
There is a case that they suspect in Orlando. Now, it was initially thought to be swine flu, but until it is 100% confirmed Walt Disney World will sue the crap out of any doctor who assumes without confirmation because of what a confirmed case at Disney will do to the Disney World Economy.

But here is an interesting fact...
I was at Disney this past weekend for a the Cheerleading Worlds.
26 countries were represented in the Cheerleading worlds, including a few (3?)teams from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and (9) from Comlumbia...Also several from China, Japan and other European and Asian Countries.
You know they all visited Disney World, all competed on the same floors, warm up areas and sat together in the stands at the Disney Wide World of Sports....in fact, my daughter has pictures of her with one of the Mexican teams, they traded team t-shirts.

The two days before, was the International Cheerleading Union Finals...there were 20+ countries competing there...in the same Wide World of Sports Complex.

Now, Athletes may not show symptoms due to a strong physical state.
but they may still be hosting the bug. How many friends and family of the competitors will become ill and take it home. How many at Disney who were waiting for rides right next to them?

So, if it is as contagious as just a flu...if someone brought it....we are all screwed.

Only the little ones, elderly or frail/ill/immunosuppressed are at great risk to worry about anything but a nasty flu.

I'm going to go take a vitamin.
Info

Tavares, FL

#31 Apr 29, 2009
The swine flu issue is not how many people die from this strain it is the fear that the virus will continue to mutate as it moves from human to human and will eventually become resistant to any form of anti-viral treatment.

“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#32 Apr 29, 2009
CSP wrote:
To protect tourism, they will delay confirming this one as long as they can.
Oh sure, Disney controls the doctors. Get a life.
PA JD

Wilkes Barre, PA

#33 Apr 29, 2009
Kat is correct. Clearly there is a swine flu case "diagnosed" by an Orlando physician but not "confirmed by the CDC." Why not just say so plainly? The hospital loses credibility by trying to split linguistic hairs and deny the diagnosis even happened. Do we get an apology if the CDC confirms the case in a few days? We will all deserve one, as well as some resignations from the pedantic hospital management who thinks they fooled anyone. We deserve better from public health professionals.
Mexican Flu

Xenia, OH

#34 Apr 29, 2009
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh sure, Disney controls the doctors. Get a life.
Disney has a lot of "amigos" in Central Florida.

There are a LOT of "doctors" with stock in Disney.

Question authority.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#35 Apr 29, 2009
Tink wrote:
My daughter works in WDW on the college program. Her program ends on May 15th. I have told her she should be carrying Purell around with her as the MK can hold 85,000 people. Lots of contact with lots of people from all over. I do agree that the media is once again pulling out all the stops for a "story" and ratings. I don't believe the three cases in Orlando have been confirmed yet by the CDC. Hopefully, not the swine flu. Paranoia is not good, preventative measures are.
Actually you decrease your ability to fight infection when you use an antibacterial lotion or soap to much. Good handwashing with plain old soap and water is far more effective and safer. The population groups that are the most susceptible to dying from the flu or any other virus are the old and the young and anyone who is immune comprimised and health care workers.
Darius Cochran

AOL

#37 Apr 29, 2009
Who was the Friend that ratted The Good Dr. out??
cricket

Orlando, FL

#41 Apr 29, 2009
Wang Lou wrote:
There have been no cases of swiney here yet, however the hospitals are very busy repairing broken noses of all the idiots walking around with surgical masks on that were slapped upside the head by people who cannot take any more of this b u l l s -- t scam.
A big amen to that!
What me a Slacker

Astor, FL

#42 Apr 29, 2009
CSP wrote:
To protect tourism, they will delay confirming this one as long as they can.
My sentiments exactly
Vincent

Yukon, OK

#43 Apr 29, 2009
Yes, people get it all of the time, and die from it all of the time. These are usually the old and the young.

I was also at WDW for the Worlds Cheer Competition just last weekend. A team from New Zeland has three cheerleaders being held with symptoms. My own child warmed up and competed on the same floors. It is unnerving when it is your child, and you yourself may have been exposed. The people I saw walking around the park were very young children with their grandparents. I hope that the Disney Company is just carefully planning what they are going to do in response to the swine flu instead of just ignoring it. Yes, Disney may sue any doctor who confirms a case, but they could also suffer extreme financial loss for NOT coming forward while with information while those exposed have time to take preventative measures.

Disney, if you know something, please let us know.

Your comment was uncalled for and plain ignorant.
Mr Robinsons neighborhood

Casselberry, FL

#44 Apr 29, 2009
Vincent wrote:
Yes, people get it all of the time, and die from it all of the time. These are usually the old and the young.
I was also at WDW for the Worlds Cheer Competition just last weekend. A team from New Zeland has three cheerleaders being held with symptoms. My own child warmed up and competed on the same floors. It is unnerving when it is your child, and you yourself may have been exposed. The people I saw walking around the park were very young children with their grandparents. I hope that the Disney Company is just carefully planning what they are going to do in response to the swine flu instead of just ignoring it. Yes, Disney may sue any doctor who confirms a case, but they could also suffer extreme financial loss for NOT coming forward while with information while those exposed have time to take preventative measures.
Disney, if you know something, please let us know.
Your comment was uncalled for and plain ignorant.
Its PC name is the undocumented mexican flu!
Enough Already

Leavenworth, KS

#45 Apr 30, 2009
just my opinion wrote:
Whatevah!
I read this just moments ago in sun sentinel.
The Associated Press
7:01 AM EDT, April 29, 2009
The CDC says swine flu has killed a 23-month-old child in Texas. It's the first U.S. death in the current outbreak.
The flu death was confirmed Wednesday by Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an interview with CNN, he gave no other details about the child.
That poor child was visiting Texas from Mexico. He became ill in Tx, and was given medical attention.

RIP little guy.
mandiemisfit

Vero Beach, FL

#46 May 1, 2009
it's such a big deal because it's the exact same thing as the 1918 virus. i saw a piece on a scientist who was trying to recreate the 1918 flu.
the 1918 flu killed millions of people, and i'll admit that they didn't have any sort of medication that we have today,
but it could very likely take a large amount of lives.
especially if this virus starts getting into third world countries.

“My blood type is COFFEE !”

Since: Jan 09

Rockville Centre, NY

#47 May 1, 2009
The 1918 pandemic started in the spring, too. It was mild in the beginning....when it came back in the fall, it was deadly. Healthy young adults would wake up in the morning feeling fine, and be dead the next morning.

Makes me kinda wish that I could catch this swine flu now, and have some antibodies built up before next fall!

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