Oink

Based on her symptoms, Claire’s doctor thinks she has H1N1 (swine) flu. Her temp at 12:30 p.m. was 103.6; an hour ago it was 102.5.

I’m doing my job, being the Mommy bed. I hope Husband and I don’t get sick (at least not at once).

We’d have gotten a flu shot if the damn thing was made available. It turns out that although Santa Clara county is the sixth largest county in California (1.85 million people), we’ve only gotten 14,100 doses. Other smaller counties have gotten twice and triple that much. There are no seasonal flu shots either.

There actually were 79 H1N1 swine flu cases for every lab-confirmed case and about three pandemic flu-related hospitalizations for every reported hospitalization through July 23, according to the new estimates from CDC epidemiologists Carrie Reed, PhD; Lyn Finelli, DrPH; and colleagues.

After July 23, the burgeoning number of flu cases made it necessary to stop counting lab-confirmed cases — which the CDC always warned was ” just the tip of the iceberg” — and to start using mathematical models to track the pandemic.

140 Times More Early Swine Flu Than Reported

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3 Comments on “Oink”

  1. Aunt LP Says:

    Sorry to hear it. Hope she’s better soon and you two don’t get it next. We want to see all of you healthy at your visit 🙂

  2. Julie Jordan Scott Says:

    Oh, your poor sweet baby and holding light for Mom and Dad. I came here from the Art Everyday Month blog – and wanted to let you know I am looking forward to creating art alongside you… now, I know the art you manage to create has an even stronger significance.

  3. gerry rosser Says:

    Pulling for your little girl and you.

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