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it is very sad that more than 100 people died in mexico from swine flu, and there have been confirmed cases in other countries. but is it really a pandemic? 100 out off 109,000,000. is unfortunate, but a pandemic ? is media hype overdoing it ?


Hawaii Home said...

Fortunately, due to mass communications, information on the swine flu outbreak has traveled as fast as the virus itself. Hopefully this information will serve to keep people informed, have them take precautions and educate them. In the past, much of the information on infections was limited and anecdotal. Things have changed.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) have prepared an introductory Swine Flu Video on the topic. They are also tweeting information at
This website has a link to a map of the latest outbreaks. This is a state-of-the-art Google Map. Another resource is HealthMap. HealthMap aggregates news feeds from the WHO (World Health Organization), and Google News. You can filter by type of disease on the bottom left.

Gardening For Dummies said...

No way to tell yet. It can be the early stages. It can go either way.
The WHO or CDC (I cant remember which) has levels for a pandemic. It has only just been raised, a bit late imo. It has 2 to go and when it gets put up by that 2 that means there is a current pandemic.

timelady said...

I think it just has potential. They were equally cautious about SARS but that appeared to be contained.

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