Oh wait. Um... That's 28k more deaths than the previous year. WTF is up with the UK? I'm reading like 500k people dying from the flu each year
Are you actually retarded?
Not normally, no. In this case, I totally misread the article. Which is why I asked if I was reading it correctly. My "this can't be right" radar was blaring, but for some reason I had a mental block when reading that article and kept reading it as though they were listing off just flu related deaths. Um... Whatever.
The article is "NUMBER OF DEATHS IN ENGLAND AND WALES HITS 12 YEAR HIGH", and the statistics you're talking about refer to total deaths. Just because flu is mentioned as a possible contributing cause for the increase doesn't mean that all further death statistics are flu related deaths.
Yeah. I misread it. To be fair though, when someone writes about a giant increase in deaths, and spends the entire article talking about how a really bad flu season is to blame for that increase, and how high the death toll is, and rattles off a bunch of really big numbers, it's reasonable for someone to think you're actually blaming those increased deaths on the flu. Re-reading it, the article never actually states how many extra people died from the flu, but states repeatedly that it's "many" (is that "most", "some", "a few"?). It mentioned "flu and dementia", then turns around and talks about how dementia causes people to not take care of themselves as well, making them more vulnerable to the flu.
I kinda get the impression someone really really really wants more funding for flu research or something.
How is your reading comprehension so bad? And, even so, how could you believe for a second half a million die of flu every year in a country the UK's size?
I didn't. Hence my questioning if I was reading it correctly.
Apologise to me right now for being so stupid in my presence.
Yeah. Like that is going to happen.