"Maybe If We Just Ignore It..."

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by b.c., Jul 17, 2009.

  1. b.c.

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    #1 b.c., Jul 17, 2009
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    55,000 in a week? In that small country?!!!! that can't be right.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking (or I guess hoping).

    Maybe the article should've read "Britain estimates 55,000 new cases worldwide in the last week alone." (which would still be an increase by half of the total world count to date).
     
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    BBC NEWS | Health | UK swine flu deaths jump to 29
     
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    From that article:

    "..It comes as the number of new cases hit 55,000 last week and the NHS has seen a surge in calls and consultations..."

    "...The government has also warned that deaths from swine flu this winter could be between 19,000 and 65,000 in the UK."

    ???

    OMG...


    "However, Sir Liam said it was important to keep the rising death toll in context.
    During the 1999 to 2000 winter, seasonal flu deaths reached 21,000 and even during average winters there are normally anywhere between 6,000 to 8,000 deaths."
     
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