The H1N1 Flu (Actual) Pandemic of Aught-Nine: Day 12–The CDC Has Gone All Graphical!

And I love it.

May 7, 2009, 11:00 AM ET

You can get the table of data from the CDC update page, still, but I love this map. There are still only two deaths, and there are still nine states that are still flu-free. Well, swine flu free. The two hold-out states that surprise me the most, for reasons I cannot explain, are Arkansas and Mississippi. The other funny one is West Virginia. (The other six states–Alaska, Montana, Vermont, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota–seem to be cold, and therefore immune, in my crazy MA in Literature Logic.) Why those three states? Are those residents more homebound than others? Do fewer people find reason to fly in and out of there?

The WHO Update 19

As of 06:00 GMT, 7 May 2009, 23 countries have officially reported 2099 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1112 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 42 deaths. The United States has reported 642 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Austria (1), Canada (201), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (5), Germany (9), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (5), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (5), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (2), Spain (73), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (28).

The situation is no longer evolving rapidly over there, which is why they are probably able to make a map today, too! Yeah, it’s too small to actually read the numbers, but you have those from the previous paragraph.

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