Why has the CDC stopped testing for N1H1? Why are they lumping all flu case in to one category?
Are the number of swine flu cases reported by CDC exaggerated? Testing stopped in July. Yet the President has declared a national emergency for the swine flu, noting a "rapid increase in illness." Really, how did he know? The CDC stopped testing flu cases in July for N1H1. How do they know the difference between the N1H1 and the regular seasonal flu?
The CDC ordered the states to stop counting so we have no way of making an accurate count now. Thus, the numbers being used by the media and fed to people like President Obama seem to have no reliable value. CBS reports that the CDC has advised states to stop testing for swine flu, and to stop counting the number of swine flu cases. The CDC website explains that states are no longer differentiating between the regular flu and the swine flu, reporting instead all influenza and pneumonia-related hospitalizations and deaths in one count. Inflationary action?
Is there a H1N1 flu pandemic or not? The flu season in the southern hemisphere, which has seasons opposite to the north, is now over, and the swine flu did not wreak havoc as predicted.If the States are not testing and counting flu cases how would the CDC know. How would we know? How would Nevada County's local health care professional know if they needed to prepare? And, prepare for what? Regular flu season, or a regular flu season plus the complications of N1H1 cases.
Last Sunday I was watching Fox News's Sunday Housecall with Dr. Rosenfeld. He was asked how to determine the difference between the regular flu and swine flu? He suggested that regular seasonal flu did not produce diarrhea, where as swine flu does; along with the fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Seems to me the evidence would be quite pronounced.
What am I missing?