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Influenza Eradicated

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Aaron, May 7, 2021.

  1. Aaron

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    https://www.americanthinker.com/art...le_vanishing_flu.html?traffic_source=Connatix

    Seasonal influenza, also known as “the flu,” visits America every year, similar to tornados, thunderstorms, heat waves, and snowstorms. As tracked by the CDC, over the past decade symptomatic flu cases ranged from 9 to 45 million cases per year in the US. Hospitalizations varied from 140 to 810 thousand, and deaths from 12 to 61 thousand, depending on the particular year, strain of influenza, and effectiveness of the vaccine.

    This year, “flu activity is unusually low at this time” according to CDC surveillance. Since late September 2020, they recorded only about 2000 cases, a minute fraction of the tens of millions of cases in past years.

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    As big media is too busy looking for racism hiding behind every Republican, let’s explore why the flu might have mysteriously vanished.​
     
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    It flu away taking Coronavirus Airways.
     
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    It's really simple. COVID-19 is much more contagious than the seasonal flu AND many people already have antibodies to fight off the seasonal flu due to previous exposure.

    The wearing of masks and social distancing almost completely shut down the seasonal flu.
     
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    ...along with sanitizing regularly and not touching your face, eyes, mouth ... all things we should've been practicing during flu season to begin with.
     
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    I had heard it was do to soical distancing practice.
     
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    Very similar to my own thoughts. Also, if people would stay home when sick rather than exposing others to their illness, the spread would be far less. It is highly doubtful that most people in the US are self-aware enough to avoid contaminating others when in public.
     
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    I have heard that many flu cases are being diagnosed as the Corona virus. It appears that the feds are giving good money to hospitals which have Covid 19 deaths, thus accounting for this. We actually know someone whose loved one was diagnosed incorrectly as a Covid death when they died.
     
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    Think that hospitals also record down deaths as due to Covid due to the person testing positive even if death caused by car wreak or heart attack or cancer!
     
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    This does seem to be a factor. And the CDC has played fast and loose with the situation.

    But there is one other factor that may have played a significant role, namely international travel restrictions.
     
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    The reason is they've lumped the Flu in with Covid. Masks and social distancing have not shut down covid, they can't shut down the flu.
     
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    Methinks Covid, "Trumped," the Flu!

    Along with Trump!
     
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    I find the idea that the flu impact has been greatly diminished because of fluke, rather than because of all the steps to inhibit Covid, underwhelming.
     
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    I FINALLY got my Covid-19 shot today at Wal Mart. The one that's at 37013 DOES require a proof of insurance before they will administer the shot to you. I don't have a specific copy of my TRICARE for Life (I'm a retired vet.), and it seemed as though it took an act of Congress to prove my coverage, even after I supplied my blue retired military ID card. This could be just because the fellow who was registering me wasn't trained to accept my ID card as proof of my TRICARE for Life coverage, but even with the managing pharmacist's assisstence it took about 3/4's of an hour for Wal-Mart's Pharmacy to OK me. You also have to fill out & sign a medical release form as well, but that's usually par-for-the-course if one hasn't already done so at any pharmacy anymore. "The job's not done until the paperwork is finished" used to just be a sign I'd see at a public R Room, but not anywhere else. I've often wondered just how many trees have died just to keep our govt (local, state, AND federal!!) supplied with the forms a person is required (by LAW, mind you!) by our friendly(?):eek:bureaucrats!! (Plus the ADDITIONAL paperwork when they have a "Paperwork Reduction" going on!! :mad::mad::(:(:Whistling:Whistling:Whistling:Sleep:Sleep:Sleep
     
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    Quit counting flue cases, and they go away.
     
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    Don't we wish!! I'm sure some leftist wacko will come up with Covid-21 so as to please the Goof-ball-in-Chief-Kammal-Harris She's the REAL US POTUS you know!! At least that's what sleepy Joe calls her when he arises from his "Boy, this so-called 'Beauty Sleep' is just what dem dare IMM-A-GRIMS from All Parts South of the Rio Grande!! (That IS a SPANISH name, you know! Maybe we need to have Espanol as the US of A's "First Language," yah think??!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::Frown:Frown:eek::eek::Devilish:Devilish:Devilish:Devilish:Devilish
     
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    Did you have any reservations about getting the shot? I would like to see a vaccination thread where vaccinated BB members can check in and give periodic updates, maybe every 3 or four days on how they are feeling, suspected side effects or if feeling great, just say so. When my wife asked if I thought she should get the shot, I told her to go ahead if she wants to, but thought it would be best to wait a year and a half to see how most vaccinated folks are making out.
    I take the COVID threat seriously by taking large doses of D3, zinc, and vitamin C twice daily. I am not too keen on getting the shot.
    Good luck with your decision to get vaccinated.
     
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    Lol. Flu.
     
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    I didn't have any particular reservations about receiving the shot...I did get immunized. I asked my Primary Care Physician (Who, BTW, is a very dedicated Christian physician and has often times used his "vacations" to go to such under-served nations as Haiti and/or served in his MD capacity with such organizations as Doctors w/out Borders, etc.) what his opinion on this would be & he said, as a basically shut-in 75 YO person, for yourself there are 2 options: (1) Take the shot to keep from giving and/or receiving Covid-19 from others that you may run into, such as at a church worship service wherein you may have some close contact with a visitor from "Who-Knows-Where," or fellowshipping with a member who has a large number of folks in his/her brood. etc. These are some rather realistic situations that I've already faced, and even our Lead Pastor & his wife were out for a few days with probably Covid-19 in their systems. Thank the Lord that both were able to overcome these symptoms, but they still are somewhat hesititent to give their friends "A Great-Big Hug." Maybe I am erroring on the of caution too much, but IMHO I don't personally think so. I don't wear a mask at home when there's no one around, but once I go outside for any length of time, I do put one on. My church www.lighhousenashville.org has this past week gone back to our usual 10:15 am worship service and/or monthly "Youth Services" and for the younger (4th grade & under) our "Kidz Services," both of which do usually stay in our auditorium for the singing & general announcements, but then they quietly go with their parents and/or the workers in their respective "Churches." Moreover, LCF has provided a separate section of her auditorium for those who wish to wear masks (such as I do) during the worship services & recommend that those in the "Non-Mask" sections to try to keep at least 6' from another family. This seems to be a reasonable approach for the time being. Metro-Nashville/Davidson County's Mayor John Cooper has relaxed the mandate for mask-wearing except in crowded places (i.e., "Lower Broad Street" and our July 4th fireworks along the Cumberland River) are still under the mask mandate for the time being, but both are subject to be either modified and/or changed depending on how many people they expect to be in these otherwise crowded circumstances (& Mayor Cooper I'm told is a registered Democrat.) TN's GOP Governor, Bill Lee, has pretty much left mask-wearing up to each of TN's cities and/or our 97 county mayors (Some of them are D's, & some are R's), for them to decide. The only other exception of which I've heard are the Federally-operated facilities throughout the state. Since these are Federally-operated entities, they still must comply with Federal guidelines. Overall, though, when you contrast TN's approach, the Volunteer State's decision(s) on this matter seems far better than that of, say, NY & CA.
     
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