The Year's Flu Season Is the Worst in a Long Time

  • metta

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    The Year's Flu Season Is the Worst in a Long Time

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/the-years-flu-season-is-the-worst-in-a-long-time-google-gif-edition/267009/
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    Yup, and it's a shame because this year's vaccine should have a good fit with the viruses circulating. The hospitals here are at maximum census for like the whole of last week, and one hospital nearby is setting tents to triage those people showing up in the ER.

    Get your flu shot if you haven't already done so!

    This interactive map is even more striking:

    http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/main.html
  • musclmed

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    Jan 10, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidYup, and it's a shame because this year's vaccine should have a good fit with the viruses circulating. The hospitals here are at maximum census for like the whole of last week, and one hospital nearby is setting tents to triage those people showing up in the ER.

    Get your flu shot if you haven't already done so!

    This interactive map is even more striking:

    http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/main.html


    we are running on extended hours since jan 1 at my practice.

    Really no hospital beds available.

    Apparently people are selling Tamiflu or possible fake tamiflu on craigslist locally.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    Hm interesting because the CDC map shows relatively light flu activity in CA, at least as of end of Dec 2012.

    Anybody find it interesting that flu activity usually flares in the southern states first and then spreads to the rest of the country?