More on H1N1

Freakonomics had a good post yesterday showing the prevalence of H1N1 based on Washington, DC flu data:

It’s instantly apparent that this year is unprecedented in recent history. Long before the typical spike season we are already seeing more cases than we’ve ever seen — and presumably the worst is yet to come.

As the post goes on to note, some of the increased reports may come from "media hype" about swine flu - you can go to the post and judge the chart for yourself.

What are your thoughts on the relationship between H1N1, our health, and earned sick time? Let us know in the comments.


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