Sunday, May 24, 2009

Swine Flu Signals: The Over Fifty Set

A characteristic of the swine flu saga concerns the contradictory nature of the blips the media puts out there. Swine flue is on the wane, it's on the rise. Don't worry, but schools shut down. Swine flu isn't that serious, but watch out for the Fall, for it's coming back stronger than ever, and so on.

I just read the other day that swine flu doesn't seem to affect people older than fifty. Then today's news item give us the following story, of a woman in her fifties who died of swine flu:
A woman died over the weekend of swine flu, becoming the city's second victim and the nation's 11th.

The woman, who was in her 50s, had other health conditions, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti said. No other information on her case was disclosed Sunday.

You can read the rest here.

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