Swine Flu H1N1 Numbers Exaggerated by 97%
The number of swine flu cases has been exaggerated by as much as 97% in some states such as Georgia. In July the CDC recommended the discontinuation of swine flu testing. It concluded because an epidemic had been declared, it would be wasteful to test patients with flu like symptoms. So, in many cases, it was assumed, any one with flu like symptoms had the H1N1 virus.
CBS collected the test results (prior to the halt of testing) for the H1N1 virus for all 50 states. For the few positives, the CDC recommended these indivs. have the H1N1 vaccine even though once you have the swine flu you are immune to it. Risky! A few people who have received the H1N1 flu shot have come down with the, sometimes fatal, Guillian-Barre syndrome. It’s possible the indivs. had a cold but in most cases they didn’t have any type of flu, much less the swine flu or H1N1 flu.
Georgetown Univ. reported an outbreak of 250 H1N1 cases. No testing was done. The swine flu stats. from Georgetown Univ. were obtained from emergency room visits,the CDC H1N1 hot line, students who went to the Student Health Center and counted as positive swine flu cases. They were not tested for the swine flu at any location or by any lab. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/21/cbsnews_investigates/main5404829.shtml