Dy’er Sez: I recently posted that the CDC was simply making up numbers of swine flu cases as they went due to the fact that they stopped counting actual cases at the end of June. But now the CDC has come back and stated that even when they WERE counting cases the numbers were so far off it that it seems to prove just how inept the organization has become. And to prove it they are throwing out the actual confirmed count that they had for the month of April…and simply inserting numbers that they again made up. HUH?
C’mon folks, does anyone out there really believe this pile of stinky, slimy hogwash that is being poured down our throats regularly by the CDC, the executive branch, local governments, and the TV news media anymore?
Think about this: if six million people in April had the Swine Flu, and it’s as deadly as they would have us believe, where are the piles and piles of bodies? Let’s suppose that their numbers are indeed correct for just a moment and ask: if six million people had the swine flu in April and only 1,000 people have died from it in the entirety of the run of the disease, does that warrant the massive scare tactics and vaccine roll-out that we have seen so far?
I think not.
Story from NBC:
CDC: Up To 6 Million Swine Flu Cases In First Few Months
ATLANTA (AP) – As many as 5.7 million Americans were infected with swine flu during the first few months of the pandemic, according to estimates from federal health officials.
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 1.8 million and 5.7 million Americans were infected from mid-April through July 23. The figures are the CDC’s most specific calculation to date.
They also estimated that between 9,000 and 21,000 hospitalizations occurred during that time. The estimates are in a CDC publication, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and were posted on the journal’s Web site this week.
To come up with the numbers, the scientists assumed that most people infected with swine flu had only mild illnesses and did not get medical care or get tested. For every confirmed case, they estimated that probably 80 others occurred. And for every confirmed hospitalization, there were probably three others.
Rates of testing and hospitalization have dropped since the pandemic began, so the same calculation couldn’t be done for cases since late July.
For that reason, CDC officials are saying simply that “many millions” of Americans have been infected to date, the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat said at a press conference Thursday in Atlanta.