December 29, 2020

It's a Miracle! The Flu Is Eradicated!

Or maybe not. Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report | CDC.

Maybe this falls under the heading of Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics. Do you think we cured the Flu, do you think they are ignoring the Flu, or do you think government is lying to you? (Hint: EVERYONE is lying to you.)

As usual, click the images for a larger view.

Flu map for week 51 from the 2019-2020 Flu Season (from the CDC page linked above). Last year week 51 ended on Dec 21, 2019.

And a similar map from the 2020-2021 Flu season, for week 51 - which ended Dec 19, 2020.

Part of the caption (from 2019) reads...

This map use the proportion of outpatient visits to healthcare providers for influenza-like illness to measure the ILI activity level within a state. [My emphasis.]

Gee, do you think that "influenza-like illness" is getting counted differently this year? Hat tip to Twitter and Dr. David Samadi, MD.

As for Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics, the origin of the phrase is confused, but it seem Benjamin Disraeli never said that.

6 comments:

  1. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdph/supp_info/health-protection/current_flu_situationinchicago.html

    Click on the latest data for Cook County.
    NO FLU !!!!!!!

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  2. Also,
    Look at this one from March.
    Heavy flu season until middle of march when they yelled "WUHAN !!!" and the flu went away.

    https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/H1N1_swine_flu/FluUpdate/FluUpdate_Week13_04032020.pdf

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  3. In the ER where I work anyone coming in with symptoms of an upper respiratory illness gets tested. The list of lab tests ordered shows up on a computer trackboard I can monitor. In the past such patients were tested for Influenza A and B. Since the current insanity started all symptomatic patients are being tested for Covid. I have NOT SEEN A SINGLE PATIENT tested for Influenza since spring. They are ONLY tested for Covid. You CANNOT track influenza cases if you don't test for it. In an HONEST SYSTEM symptomatic patients would be tested for BOTH. They aren't. There is an agenda behind the testing regime. They don't WANT to track influenza cases. Those numbers don't serve the agenda.

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  4. I'm thinkin' cancer AND heart disease have been eradicated also. It's a miracle, I say!

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