Swine flu case reported at Naval Academy

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  1. greeneagle5

    greeneagle5 Member

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    " As President Barack Obama and tens of thousands of people headed to the Naval Academy this week, officials at the service academy were handling a case of swine flu after a faculty member was diagnosed with the illness."

    From the online edition of the Annapolis Capital.

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    http://tinyurl.com/r7ef2n
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Overblown. Don't worry about it. You'll had some sick midshipmen, and it'll be over.
     
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Okay folks...this is a prime example of the media taking a "non-event" and totally hyping it for ratings.

    Swine flu...gee...what a horror.

    Oh yeah, I had swine flu in 1976...as did quite a few other folks; especially in Colorado and at the AF Academy...one poor army soldier died in the entire outbreak (he was, if memory serves, the first diagnosed).

    Fast forward: 2009..."SWINE FLU...World fears Pandemic!!!!" 24/7 media...."...there are now "X" cases CONFIRMED in "YYY" country. Cruise lines stop sailing to certain locations, EU recommends NO air travel to country with cases..." etc...etc...etc...

    Uh...hmm...did I miss something here? Doesn't "the flu" kill approximately 36,000 people ANNUALLY in the USA alone (this from the CDC)??? And the world is panicking about a few thousands cases and a small number of fatalities??

    Not to sound uncaring but....

    What was on page 2?
     
  4. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Yeah, it seems odd that this supposed "pandemic" is supposed to happen. If that's true, all the other flu strains should be a pandemic, because last I checked, there was a "flu season."
     

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