Comparing actual, recorded H1N1 deaths to estimated annual seasonal flu deaths is like comparing "the number of flu deaths with the number of Subarus sold in Canada." (You gotta love mathematicians who give good quote.) The Canadian Press explains where the annual flu death estimates come from and why we probably won't really know how bad H1N1 was until 2011. Pro tip: CP Reporter Helen Branswell is one of the best medical journalists out there. If you want to understand what's going on with the Hiney Virus, read her work.
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The Guardian reports that Buckingham Palace is demanding UK broadcasters remove clips of recent royal footage, including almost all their coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and memorial. The BBC, ITV and Sky News have been given until Monday to produce a 60-minute compilation of clips they would like to keep from ceremonial events held… READ THE REST
Reports of a military coup in China spread this weekend, claiming that top a PLA general had taken control and that president Xi Jinping was under house arrest. None of it was true, much of it was instantly debunked, but truth is dead and all hell broke loose on social media—for as long as the… READ THE REST
Thanksgiving recently ended, but that doesn't mean kitchen items and stoves will receive a break. Over the next month, kitchens of all shapes and sizes will bustle with activity as people scurry to prepare holiday dishes. Of course, sweets like pies, cookies, and cakes will litter the list of holiday-gathering favorites. But more savory dishes… READ THE REST
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