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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fever pitch

At last count, there were 131 confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza (commonly referred to as "swine flu") in the United States and just one death attributed to the illness.

This is a country of about 350 million people that, during the average winter, has more than 1 million cases of seasonal flu and an estimated 35,000 deaths from the disease.

Am I the only one who thinks all the hysteria ovet the current "outbreak" is just a bit silly?



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