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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:05 AM

SICK of RW comparisons of H1N1 (Swine flu) to Covid-19?? Here's a rebuttal!

H1N1 took over three MONTHS to reach similar levels of cases and deaths weíre seeing now for Covid-19 in just three WEEKS!

From April 15, 2009 to July 24, 2009, states reported a total of 43,771 confirmed and probable cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection. Of these cases reported, 5,011 people were hospitalized and 302 people died.

United States

Coronavirus Cases: 26,959
Deaths: 349
Recovered: 178

ADDITIONALLY, Obama declared a Public Health Emergency on April 26, 2009 1-2 days *before* the *first* fatality had even occurred.

On April 26, 2009, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the "Secretary" first declared a public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act,42 U.S.C. 247d, in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The Secretary has renewed that declaration twice, on July 24,2009, and October 1, 2009

Fatality info (under Initial Cases)

By comparison, the first US death from Covid-19 was Feb 28, 2020

pResident tRump didnít declare a National Emergency until March 13, 2020

H1N1 was estimated to have infected 60.8 Million Americans and killed ~12,000 over its entire span and had a low mortality rate of 0.02%, 75% lower than normal influenza strains
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that from April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, there were 60.8 million cases, 274,000 hospitalizations, and 12,469 deaths (0.02% case fatality rate) in the United States due to the virus.

Covid-19 currently has a mortality rate (deaths / number of cases - itís much worse looking at deaths per recovered - but comparing apples to apples for now) of 1.29% (65 times WORSE than H1N1)!

EXTRAPOLATING Covid-19 rate over H1N1 number of total infected would result in 785,000 deaths in the US alone, minimally. That would likely be MUCH higher due to hospitals being overwhelmed and patient care being rationed or ignored, leaving untolled numbers of additional deaths.

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