Saturday, 14 November 2009

Swine Flu Victims

Today I have rea in a yahoo news about swine flu a fatal disease. Here's the news:

Estimates of deaths caused by the swine flu have grown to nearly 4,000 since April, roughly quadrupling previous estimates. But that doesn't mean swine flu suddenly has worsened.

Instead, the federal numbers made public Thursday reflect a long-awaited better attempt to quantify the new flu's true toll. Most cases still don't require a doctor's care.

Swine flu has sickened about 22 million Americans since April and killed about 540 children.

And it's still early in the season. According to Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "I am expecting all of these numbers, unfortunately, to continue to rise. She continued, "We have a long flu season ahead of us. There was a tight supplies of vaccine to combat the illness, she said.  Not quite 42 million doses are currently available, a few million less than CDC had predicted last week.

Some 98,000 people have been hospitalized from this new flu or its complications, including 36,000 children, 53,000 adults younger than 65 and 9,000 older adults.

• Deaths could range from a low of 2,500 to as many as 6,100, depending on how the data's analyzed. CDC settled on 3,900 as the best estimate.

• Some 8 million children have become ill, 12 million adults younger than 65 and 2 million older adults. But according to other speculators, this vaccine was not proven to have studied long enough to justify other sickness. We are not sure of the effect in the future. Parents are just concerned today because swine has affected and killed many especially the children.

I'm still assured that God is still in control of everything. I could still trust Him of our future, come what may. He knows our future because He holds our future!

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