I do not think the CDC is incompetent.
I think they know exactly what is going on and have known since early this year.
I think they are doing something called "cluster management"
Some of it is a good plan. I do not agree with the method details.
I do not believe schools should be on the front line when all we needed was a bit of time until the vaccination campaign.
I think more should have been done to reduce the spread at schools.
I think children should be out AT LEAST 7 days not 24 hours based on the CDC's own research showing viral shedding at 8 days.
I believe doctors should be informed the rapid kits are not very good.
I believe they should have let the river out a bit more as there will be a lot of back pressure if people are caught off guard and that dam comes down.
The majority of people seem to all be convinced this is "normal flu" because that is exactly what they were told.
What happens when they find out that is not the case?
But do not be fooled, the CDC knows EXACTLY what they are doing.
IT appears to me, they want as many areas sick as possible BEFORE the real wave (hence the returning children to school after 24 hours) so that
they can get those people cared for and out of the way before the real wave comes.
Scientifically it does make sense.
And without a vaccine this makes total sense.
HOWEVER, since we have a vaccine, since we are in a neck and neck race with the flu for the vaccine, I feel they should have done more in the way of prevention of spread to SLOW it down. We know it can’t be stopped but you CAN slow it down. And that is ALL that was needed, TIME.
So I do not agree with how the schools are operating now, many with 30% + absenteeism and still open.
The children shouldn’t be the sacrificial lambs in this, when all we needed was about 8 weeks to push it off.
I hope I am wrong. I hope it is like they say and just normal flu.
I’m just not buying it. Especially with articles like this:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/h ... flu23.html
The CDC does NOT want to hurt people They are doing what model wise has proven the most effective way to manage a mass pandemic.
My fear is they didn’t let enough of the river water OUT, people will be caught off guard, and there has been too much back pressure built up at this time.
I worry, what happens when the dam comes down.
They are not stupid, but they are also not perfect. They took a guess on how best to manage this. Lets face it this is probably the first they have ever dealt with this. They have no pandemic experience, there will be things learned now that will protect people in future pandemics because they will have learned from their mistakes.
Right now, people need to know, this is coming, stock up some supplies,
make sure the parents are aware that it could very well help the children to have Hib and Ped-vax, get the seasonal flu vaccination when it comes out.
Too many people walking around right now, not having ANY idea what is about to come this fall. All they know is "this is just like normal flu"
Just like what Neapoltin told them in May.
That was an error.
It would have been better to say "we just do not know what it will do either way" and be honest then to give false security.
It is very important people maintain trust in them, it is better to say “I don’t know” then don’t worry its like normal flu. I realize this is new for them, and they are doing all they can. They need to think beyond the now though.
Any way you wrap this barring a miracle the river is coming.
Better swollen than a massive angry wave all at one time.
I do NOT think they are mocking us, or trying to harm us, I think they are all trying to figure out how to get us through this the best way they know how.
And so far they have done a wonderful job at putting up the dam. But you MUST let the water through, because if that dam goes down then what?
Know what I mean?
This could go badly.
Being in their shoes right now is not a good place to be.
I get upset you know, that things can be done better. I am very protective over children I want to see more prevention that way.
But overall I do empathize for what they are going through right now.