(NaturalNews) Much to the annoyance of some critics, NaturalNews has been publicly questioning the “official” statistics reporting infections and deaths from H1N1 influenza. In stories published this week, we noted that the CDC’s official numbers are suspiciously low — the agency claimed only 7 deaths from H1N1 even while Mexico had officially announced 161 deaths.
Today, NaturalNews has learned why the CDC numbers are so low. It turns out that CDC labs are inadequate testing facilities that are utterly overwhelmed with too many influenza samples to test. Thus, the reason why official CDC “confirmed” H1N1 death numbers are so low is simply because the CDC laboratories can’t test very many flu samples in the first place.
And remember this: The CDC doesn’t count any death unless its own lab confirms the infection. But its own lab can only test 100 flu samples a day, we’ve learned!
CDC labs are “swamped,” reports the Associated Press. “The specimens are coming in faster than they can possibly be tested,” reports epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey P. Davis, according to AP.
Other astonishing facts worth noting:
• New York has had to limit its testing of influenza because too many samples are coming in. “Sure, we’d want to diagnose every case, but we don’t have that resource,” said Dr. Don Weiss.
• U.S. states have no way to test for H1N1 on their own. They must send samples to the CDC, and the CDC lab can only test about 100 samples a day. (Source: Michael Shaw, associate director for laboratory science at the CDC.)
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