Friday, October 23, 2009
The number of swine flu deaths topped 1,000 on the year in the US today. Sounds scary? An average of 36, 000 die per year from seasonal flu related complications in this country. A high year since 92 has seen 56,000. So it isnt time to panic (oh, its too late for that, huh?). However, the traditional seasonal flu will likely also strike later this year, and bring many more deaths, particularly amongst the elderly, with it.