Archive for November 4th, 2009

Some H1N1 perspective

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I think that the H1N1 pandemic should be taken seriously.  Precautions like hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer seem sensible to me.  I’ll probably get immunized when it’s my turn in the queue.  I don’t want to get this flu, and I don’t want to be responsible for others getting it.

However I wonder if some of the H1N1 panic might be a bit out of proportion.

Flu Deaths in Canada


Deaths in Canada from the 1918 Spanish Influenza (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Annual Deaths in Canada from Seasonal Flu (Public Health Agency of Canada)

H1N1 Surveillance (Public Health Agency of Canada)