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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

I am Still Calling It Swine Flu!

Health

Why call it H1N1 or N1H1?  We were told that Swine Flu just doesn’t sit well with people and some just stopped buying pork products because of the fear of getting it from them! 

 

So should we stop calling Chicken Pox, Chicken Pox and call it Varicella?

 

Do we sell less Chicken or consume less because of the name?  Or is it educating people the real answer?

 

Swine Flu is Swine Flu and I don’t buy into the “PC” Political Correctness stuff.

 

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CBS Says Number of Swine Flu Cases Is Exaggerated 

 

CBS news is reporting that individual state-tallies indicate that H1N1 is not as widespread as once thought.

 

In July, the CDC unexpectedly informed states to stop testing for swine flu.  They rationalized that the government had already declared it an epidemic and that resources were needlessly used.

 

States were not given an actual opportunity to provide any numbers.  Public health officials disagreed with the decision because the mutating virus has a different epidemiology and a higher fatality rate.

 

Source: www.cbsnews.com

 

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Pork still thriving despite swine flu scare

 

Source and Full Story: MSNBC

 

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FDA Approves New H1N1 Flu Vaccine

 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a strain change supplement for an unadjuvanted seasonal influenza vaccine (FluLaval, GlaxoSmithKline), allowing its modification into a 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic vaccine for use in adults.

 

Manufactured in Canada, multidose vials of the H1N1 vaccine are expected to be available in the United States by December 2009.  Each dose will contain the standard amount (15 µg) of inactivated influenza virus antigens.

 

Source and Full Story: Medscape

 

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Pet cat in U.S. catches swine flu

 

 A cat in Iowa has tested positive for H1N1 swine flu, the first time a cat has been diagnosed with the new pandemic strain, the American Veterinary Medical Association said on Wednesday.

 

The 13-year-old cat apparently caught the virus from one of the people living in the house, the group said in a statement.  It has recovered and does not appear to have infected anyone or anything else.

 

The AVMA has a website on H1N1 illnesses in U.S. animals at www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/new_virus.  Dogs and horses also can catch various influenza strains, although none have so far been diagnosed with H1N1.

 

Source and Full Story: Reuters

 

 

 

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