So we’re getting reports of more deaths, as is expected. The flu in general is a serious condition, and the usual victims are the very young and very old.
Not so in Massachusetts, which today reported its first swine flu death, a 30 year old woman. Not so in New Jersey, which also reported its first swine flu death, a 49 year old man. Not so in Utah, where 2 people between the ages of 25 and 50 became the state’s third and fourth swine flu related deaths. Not so in Connecticut, where a woman in her 40’s became the state’s 3rd swine flu death. Not so in Canada, where a woman in her 50’s became the country’s 6th swine flu death.
This is just an overview of a few specific cases because it really is too soon to tell what kind of pattern will evolve. Some reports state these people had underlying health conditions, but won’t say what they were exactly.