Originally Posted by Alexander Kornishev
if they are went through lab then definitely yes. But they are talking about more than 1000 cases since the beginning of the year, and by the end of august there were only around 400 confirmed cases at which point they stopped doing lab tests for confirmation. The question was where this number more than 1000 dead came from.
Some County department of health are still reporting H1n1 cases. If you dont know what a county is : its a district or township admin centre.. newmarket is in the district of york. But the actual source is the coroner or medical examiners themselves are reporting it, and who do they work for ? ...the county.
so the family tree of the process of reporting from the top down.. cdc ( centre of disease control-> Federal department of health-> state dept of health -> county dept of health -> hospital / clinic etc.
Since hospital deaths are reportable to the med examiner in most instances and they sign off on the cause of death and that paperwork goes up the chain. Testing of certain diseases like STDs are reported to the county, chickenpox, tb and some counties want pneumonia to be report ( major headache) . But because they stop testing h1n1 does not mean people dont die from it.
Key Flu Indicators
October 30, 2009, 1:30 PM
Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report called FluView. During the week of October 18-24, 2009, a review of the key indictors found that influenza activity continued to increase in the United States from the previous week. Below is a summary of the most recent key indicators:
* Visits to doctors for influenza-like illness (ILI) increased steeply since last week in the United States, and overall, are much higher than what is expected for this time of the year. ILI activity now is higher than what is seen during the peak of many regular flu seasons.
* Total influenza hospitalization rates for laboratory-confirmed flu are climbing and are higher than expected for this time of year. Hospitalization rates continue to be highest is younger populations with the highest hospitalization rate reported in children 0-4 years old.
* The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) based on the 122 Cities Report has increased and has been higher than what is expected at this time of year for four weeks now. In addition, 22 flu-related pediatric deaths were reported this week; 19 of these deaths were confirmed 2009 H1N1, and three were influenza A viruses, but were not subtyped. Since April 2009, CDC has received reports of 114 laboratory-confirmed pediatric 2009 H1N1 deaths and another 12 pediatric deaths that were laboratory confirmed as influenza, but where the flu virus subtype was not determined.
* Forty-eight states are reporting widespread influenza activity at this time. They are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. This many reports of widespread activity are unprecedented during seasonal flu.
* Almost all of the influenza viruses identified so far are 2009 H1N1 influenza A viruses. These viruses remain similar to the virus chosen for the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, and remain susceptible to the antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir with rare exception.
I personally can stand up say that two of the patents i had contact with 4 weeks ago.. dead at day 5 post admission/dx h1n1 and day 16. admission flu dx h1n1