The Californian government might be handling the current flu epidemic just like it handled the wildfires – incompetently, indifferently, and with an eye towards political gain. Somebody needs to watch it.
Bloomberg, February 9, 2018: Flu Is Causing 1 in 10 American Deaths and Climbing:
“Along with the pneumonia it spawns, this year’s epidemic may be killing 4,000 people every week.
The amount of influenza ravaging the U.S. this year rivals levels normally seen when an altogether new virus emerges, decimating a vulnerable population that hasn’t had a chance to develop any defenses. It’s an unexpected phenomenon that public health experts are still trying to decode. The levels of influenza-like illnesses being reported now are as high as the peak of the swine flu epidemic in 2009 …”
Breitbart, February 11, 2018: California Weekly Flu Deaths at 36, Worse Than 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic
LA Times, January 19, 2018: Death toll jumps sharply after California experiences its worst week of the flu season