Monday, August 24, 2009

H1N1 Could Kill as Many as 30,000 to 90,000 in U.S., Report Says

I am sorry, the Left Wing Commie Bastards in this country accused The Bush Administration of "fear mongering" the people of this great United States of America throughout his entire eight years in office. But my new President, is now doing that throughout his entire six months in office. Let's recap; if we don't bail out the "banks" we are DOOOOOOOMED, if we do not bail out the car industry we are DOOOOOOMED,if we do not change health care, we will be DOOOOOMED. No "fear, mongering" going on with this Administration. Noooooo!
And then there is this:

From Fox News :

The H1N1 flu virus could cause as many as 30,000 and 90,000 deaths in the United States and "poses a serious health threat" the Obama administration's advisory group on Science and Technology said in a report released Monday.

Deaths would be concentrated among children and young adults, according to the report. In contrast, the typical seasonal flu kills between 30,000 and 40,000 annually — mainly among people over 65.

The report predicts 1.8 million will be hospitalized during the epidemic, with up to 300,000 patients requiring intensive care units.

These patients could occupy 50-100 percent of all ICU beds in affected regions at the peak of the epidemic and would place "enormous stress" on ICU units.

More needs to be done to speed up the "preparation of flu vaccine for distribution to high-risk individuals," otherwise the vaccine campaign – currently scheduled to begin in mid October — will have potentially missed the peak of the epidemic, according to the report.

Monday’s report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, PCAST, shows a sober assessment of the dangers of a pandemic, but also serves as a pat on the back for a White House preparing for its first public health crisis.

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