Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swine Flu and the Race Home

I clock out of work at 6 PM, then play a game I call "Beat the Sun Down." The object of the game is for me to get home before it gets dark enough to need headlights. I won today, although it was close.

According to the website, there have been 44,555 reported cases of swine flu in the United States and its territories. Of those cases, there have been 1,170 deaths attributable to H1N1 infection.

According to the CDC, an average of 36,000 American individuals die each year from seasonal influenza.

Pandemic or paranoia?

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