Carried by birds and mosquitoes, which have spread it across the entire country, the virus has sickened 30,000 people since it first showed up in the United States in 1999.”
According to that statistic, 2,308 people have been “sickened” by this virus, per year. Also,
As of Sept. 11, there have been 2,636 cases and 118 deaths reported to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention so far this year.”
What is required for an “Outbreak” designation by the CDC? Clearly the CDC does not call over 100 deaths an outbreak. If West Nile Virus is in OUTBREAK, then I would like to add the following to OUTBREAK status::
FDA approved drugs (82,724 deaths per year)
Overdose – prescription opiates
Emergency room visits
Drug violence in Mexico
Harms of prescription drugs
There is only one reason for over reaction by the CDC, and that is money. Soon there will be a vaccine for West Nile. Or some other drug that will help “lower the deadly affects of West Nile”. It’s as simple as this:
- Create the problem with over-dramatization of a “deadly virus”.
- Provide a solution, with a nominal fee.
Please tell me we are more intelligent, than to go along with all this hype.
Matthew M Mix, DC