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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CDC Data Disagrees with Mainstream Media Over Hyping Influenza Deaths of our Children

January 30,  2018

While the mainstream media is trying to keep the general public occupied with the topic of "Major Influenza Epidemic Deaths" from the 2017-2018 flu season, it would serve everyone well to provide the actual data.

While there were certainly some pediatric deaths during the 2017-2018 influenza season, this is actually expected, and there is little medical science can do to make the number equal zero.  There are simply too many underlying factors that may make a child, infant or elderly person particularly susceptible to severe illness from infuenza.  The most common issue are underlying sub-clinical infections or supra-infections that manifest from a compromised immune system.

For the 2017-2018 influenza season, you will immediately notice that there are 37 deaths attributed to the flu (in order for this determination to be made, the treating medical personnel must obtain a culture of saliva or other body fluids to determine the presence of Influenza infection / antibodies, etc.

Regardless, this year is no different than most others, and in fact, it is lower.... much lower than previous seasons.  The data comes directly fro m the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and their network of infectious disease monitoring as well as the Morbidity and Mortality reports.

The takeaway from this is to always try to double check information that sounds overly hyped and is dominating the media.  Often this is a clue that there are other stories that the mainstream media does NOT want to report on.  I will let you determine what those other issues may be that the mainstream media is trying to ignore on purpose.

This chart shows the proof;  if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  -SA

Official CDC Data on Influenza Deaths 2017-2018