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76 total US child deaths from swine flu in 2009/WaPo

Posted Oct 13 2009 10:04pm
From the Washington Post:

According to the Post, 19 of the 76 deaths occurred during the past week. But according to CDC, the 19 deaths actually occurred between July 19 and October 3.  They were reported last week.

So far, approximately one in a million US children have died from swine flu-associated causes.  But only 23 or less were entirely healthy:
While most of the children who have died have had other health problems that made them particularly vulnerable, such as asthma, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, 20 to 30 percent were otherwise healthy, Schuchat said.
At least 28 pregnant women have died, and at least 3,873 total Americans.

Hmmm.  That means only 1 in 138 deaths occurred in pregnant women.  Which indicates that pregnant women are not at any greater risk of death than anyone else.  Why the scare stories about pregnancy?  Why are we vaccinating women during pregnancy when not a single trial of safety in pregnancy has been reported.
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