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The media may have you running scared about Ebola, but there is a real epidemic
sweeping across this nation that is having catastrophic effects on children, seniors, and individuals with weak immune systems. This years flu is proving to be far more deadly than recent strands and the CDC worries that things will only get worse as flu season progresses.
The CDC is trying to make sure people understand the definition of epidemic and that we are not witnessing something similar to the black plague, but they are stressing that this is a very serious strain of flu and that people need to be taking their warnings seriously.
I really find it quite interesting how the media covers health issues in America. They had a collective freak out over Ebola, but don't ever bother talking about something that has killed over a dozen children and countless other senior citizens? And that's just the tip of the iceberg. You hear crickets from them when it comes to America's number one killer, which is heart disease. I guess it's hard to talk much about heart disease when the vast majority of your advertising dollars come from the same companies directly responsible for that epidemic.
Did anyone else hear about this today? Do you think that we can start pushing back against this flu strain, or are we in for a very long winter?