QUOTE(aopaq @ Nov 17 2009, 05:30 PM)
QUOTE(starlagurl @ Nov 17 2009, 05:53 PM)
Yeah, but the point is that the people dying this year are very young, with no prior illnesses, very healthy people.
That may be true but I am not convinced that what we hear "reported" is necessarily reality. I don't believe any country really knows for sure just how many people actually contracted H1N1 which went unreported. Therefore, the "statistics" can easily be skewed. Of all the healthy, young students at my school that got diagnosed with H1N1, none of them died (that I know of). So the skeptic in me still thrives.
And if I do get H1N1 and pack it in, I am a believer in evolution and survival of the species. So my death would just be an indication that I was too weak and should have been removed from the gene pool for the greater good of mankind.
Yeah, I know what you mean. Some people just "assume" they are sick with it without any blood testing by their doctor. I've had some people tell me they have swine flu, and when I ask them if they've had bloodwork done, they tell me no!
I don't know about China, but in Canada, the deaths they report in the media are the cases with actual positive test results.