H1N1 Is Here.
And People Are Already Dying!
So far it looks like about 6 out of every 1000 cases of H1N1 becomes fatal in the USA.
This indicates that America might experience a lower fatality rate than most othercountries.However, when you look at the big picture we seem to
have an enormously higheramount of the H1N1
active cases than anywhere else in the world. And it is definitelystill growing.
Which brings up the simple question of "Why"?
Why are we almost
three times higher
than the next highest country of infection? Andwhy is
H1N1 spreading over a hundred times faster in the United States
versus themost populated countries in the world?How is it that China has a multi-billion population but only
cases of Swine Flu (as of 9-9-09)? And India with its massive population has only reported
cases (as of 9-9-09).
Yet, the USA with all its modern medicine and wonder drugs has over
reported cases (as of 9-9-09).
Although I have some theories of my own about this
the reality is that there doesn'tseem to be a singular reason that stands out.It could be do to the huge number of Mexican workers crossing the border. Or it couldbe that we are an active intermixed society such as schools, churches and other groupmeeting arenas.It might possibly be the various school activities, sports events, state fairs, stage showsor other medium events that brings 10's of thousands together.And there is also the possibility that some of our retail products are being handled bycontaminated personnel with little or no concern. Such as fresh fruit and vegetablesthat cross the continent.The list of probabilities goes on and on.