CDC: 76 Children Dead From H1N1
Yet Rush Limbaugh stomps his feet and yells, “Screw You!” at Kathleen’s Sebelius’ recommendation that people get the H1N1 flu vaccination.
Insanity. Sheer insanity.
Health officials said Friday that 76 children have died of swine flu, including 16 new reports in the past week — more evidence the new virus is unusually dangerous in kids.
The regular flu kills between 46 and 88 children a year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
With swine flu cases increasing throughout most of the country, more deaths are likely, Dr. Anne Schuchat said at a press conference Friday.
She noted that 37 states now are reporting widespread swine flu cases, up from 27 a week ago. A week ago, reports suggested that cases might be leveling off and even decreasing in some areas of the country, but that did not turn out to be an enduring national trend.
“We are seeing more illness, more hospitalizations, and more deaths,” said Schuchat, who heads the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
I’d love to dismiss Limbaugh’s nuttiness to “oh well, at least it will be Repugs and teabaggers who die!”, but the thing is is won’t be- it will be the KIDS of Rush’s followers.
And when the deaths start to occur, you watch him find some other way to spin it to be the White House’s fault…