Here’s a map of how severe the influenza has been in the country: CDC Influenza

Click on the “previous” link to see just how bad it was. In the week of February 23rd for example, it covers the entire nation at the highest “widespread” level. I’ve been suspecting that it was “epidemic” and it looks like I’m right.

Digging a bit further:

The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was above the epidemic threshold for the tenth consecutive week.

Click on the “Flu Activity & Surveillance” link and check the range of dates.

I have personally heard from many people from all over the country. And those that have tried to call and talk to me realize how bad it is for me. This morning I was coughing up blood. But I think it was from yesterday’s severe coughing attacks I had. I did talk to the nurse, nobody can get through to a doctor it seems, and I’m keeping an eye on it.


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8 thoughts on “Influenza

  • March 25, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I’m probably not in contact with as many people as you, but it does seem many more people are having the flu this year, and it’s more severe then usual, as far as symptoms.
    One thing that struck me was that it just keeps lingering on and on, so the obvious question is, is the contagious period longer than normal for this 08 flu variant?

  • March 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Do yourself a HUGE favor to get those lungs and sinuses clear.

    Use turmeric. You’ve probably got some in the back of your spice cabinet, unopened– who the hell uses that stuff?

    Here’s what you do:
    Make a 12oz mug of green tea (or what you like) to which you add a fat teaspoon of turmeric and honey to taste– let steep a few minutes. Drink it all as quickly as possible. Eat something a little greasy, or just a couple of slices of toast with lots of butter. Fats help the cucurmin in the turmeric metabolize into your system. Alternatively, you can sprinkle it on bacon, or just cook with it. It has only a slight gingery taste. It’s what makes a curry sort of yellowish… and mustard, too.

    Cucurmin STOPS the cytokine flood into your lungs/sinuses. The body has a GREAT “on” button, but a lousy “off” switch for the process. Turmeric is pretty gritty, and your poop will be yellow, but, if you do this process every four hours, it WILL clear you up quickly– within 36 hours you’ll start noticing your lungs clearing out. Turmeric is a light analgesic as well.

    Dozens and dozens of friends and co-workers have reported FAST relief with this simple cure.

    Stock up on Turmeric before the supermarkets are gone. Though something tells me that the Turmeric in the spice section would be the only spice left…

    I hope that it helps.


  • March 25, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I’ve got bottles of 900 mg Tumeric in capsules here (I was bird flu ready). Time to break this out and use.

  • March 25, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Turmeric is one of those things that I keep TRYING to get growing around the house, and failing at. Has anyone gotten the tubers/rhizomes/whatever they are to grow?

  • March 25, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Was glad to read your remedy Monkeyfister, thanks. Alternative remedies are invaluable.

    admin: Interesting that I’ve not been to your site for a long period of time and then I check today and see that you have the flu.
    I know you think avian flu is a hoax, and it could well be however, it’s not going away. It’s only getting worse.
    08-08-08 at 8 p.m. and it’s only an airplane ride away. If it doesn’t hit after the hideous Olympic’s then I’ll be surprised.

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