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Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston

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Botson Mayor Thomas Menino this week declared a public health emergency in Boston due to what could become one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade. Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that cases of the flu are picking up across the U.S., hitting levels that have been seen during moderately severe flu seasons.

The city of Boston stated that around 700 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported in the city – ten times the 70 cases reported in the whole of last year’s season. Over 4% of all emergency room visits at Boston hospitals are now due to the flu. In response, the Boston Public Health Commission is working with community health centers to provide free flu vaccination clinics over the weekend.

“This is the worst flu season we’ve seen since 2009, and people should take the threat of flu seriously,” said Mayor Menino. “This is not only a health concern, but also an economic concern for families, and I’m urging residents to get vaccinated if they haven’t already. It’s the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family. If you’re sick, please stay home from work or school.”

Like many of the flu cases seen across the U.S. this year, the cases in Boston have been particularly severe. 25% of the flu cases reported in Boston have required hospitalization, and four senior Bostonians have died from flu-related illnesses since the beginning of October.

(Image via Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons)

Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston
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  • http://nil John Rennie

    The reason these people are running scared; it is a well-known conspiracy fact. The military has been spraying chem trails. And we are seeing a lot of them up here in Canada to. Learn to study what these chem trails are. Go on the website Jesse Ventura. Chemical trails. Listen to the doctor. As an expert she testifies what is in the air.And also what are in those two vaccines.H1N1. And what they are putting out in These vaccines They will Eventually kill you. It is a build up of toxic waste. Then your system has no more immunity and you are like having had AIDS Epidemic. Then your respiratory system is attacked. Go to your government and have them stop spraying these chem trails. And you might not get the flu Next year at this time; at the same time every year?don’t you people question the timing of these flu.s??description of chem trails: ordinarily a jet leaves vapor streams behind their jet engines dissipating visually in 10 to 15 seconds after passing. Chemical trails stay there all day. And guess who sprain these chemicals, your military in unmarked planes (jets) no it’s not a crop duster. They spray 15 to 20 feet over the top of fields. So what are they doing spraying at 30,000 feet question question. Do the math people. And you will get pissed off

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