Richie Kotzen: "Raise the Cain"

Jay C9/27/2020 9:47:21 am PDT

re: #152 Belafon

We would have just seen an additional set of flu deaths? Now I just need to look up what the normal flu death count would be over the time H1N1 was active.

It’s interesting: I went to the Wiki for the 2009 H1N1/”swine flu” pandemic, and while there seems to be a general agreement that it was, as influenza outbreaks go (for the US), worse than “usual” - there seems to be no hard number as to the “extra” deaths attributable to the flu in 2009-10, outside of the 3,433 total (as a state-by-state compilation) in their top sidebar. I’ve seen the figure of “9,000 to 12,000 deaths” bandied around a lot; but it’s unclear as to whether that is the total number of flu deaths, or the particular “swine flu” body-count. Which seems to have boosted by the fact that H1N1 was a more-resistant strain.

In any event, it seems pretty obvious (except, of course, to those of the Asshole Bloc who persist in trying to make political “points” out virtually everything) that there is not much in the way of relevant comparison (either on a biological or epidemiological basis) between H1N1 and COVID-19 - least of all in the way the incumbent Administrations handled the pandemics…..