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Swine Flu

I’ve just done a little research, looking at the WHO website and CDC website, and I’m not sure if I’m missing something important about this swine flu outbreak? According to WHO:

 

 

 

 

Most of the previously reported swine influenza cases recovered fully from the disease without requiring medical attention and without antiviral medicines.

 Additionally:

The viruses obtained from the recent human cases with swine influenza in the United States are sensitive to oselatmivir and zanamivir but resistant to amantadine and remantadine. 

That’s good, right? Most people recover fully WITHOUT TREATMENT and for those who go to the doctor, there are drugs that work. 

I’ll add that I haven’t seen the news in at least a week, so have missed any reportage on the details, but the facts don’t seem all that alarming to me. What am I missing?

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