Thursday, August 27, 2009

Scare Tactics, part 2

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/health/26flu.html?_r=2&ref=health

Even the CDC is saying that Barack Obama’s estimate of the effects of H1N1 (swine flu) virus are overblown. Half of the U.S. population (that’s about 150 million people), Obama claims, could be infected by this winter. He says that 1.8 million will be hospitalized, and that there will over 90,000 deaths from the disease! How low will he go to get this hell-care bill passed with the necessary pay backs to all of his corporate campaign contributors? I guarantee that Obama’s numbers are 100 times too high. More people will die from the regular flu than H1N1. The CDC doesn’t mind the exaggeration, though. They think that it’s OK to lie if it will “break the complacency”. Such is the mindset of those in power.

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