Yesterday my son's school called for me to come and get him. His temp was 101.5 by forehead, he was throwing up and complaining of aches. My son doesn't complain. Especially since T-ball practice is this week.
So, off we went to the Pediatrician. He has a viral infection. No, we do not test for Swine flu. yes, he has all the symptoms, but we do not test for Swine, just the CDC does that, and we'd have to wait for them to show up, and he'd be hospitalized, blah blah blah...
I can tell you that my 6 year old NICU graduate with the consitant fever and complaints was up all night. I know he is a tough little kid, I watched him fight for and win his life back when he was 2 days old.
I know he is fighting this, and I am certain it is viral.
My point is simple. The indicators the CDC have for this flu are the same ones for every flu. My conclusion is that either this is a politically motivated campaign or they (CDC) need to refine the indicators.
That may just stop the hysteria.
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