January 11th, 2013
12:22 PM ET

CDC: Flu still 'elevated' in U.S., but may be decreasing

The number of states reporting high levels of influenza activity has dropped, but flu activity still remains "elevated" in most of the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Twenty-four states and New York City are reporting high levels of influenza activity as of the week ending January 5 - down from 29 states the previous week, the CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden said.

"It may be decreasing in some areas, but that's hard to predict ... influenza activity ebbs and flows," Frieden said.

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  1. jon

    think people b 4 u do such a thing....its prove that d3 can help with this so called strand of flu...its hypocrazy...and people believe any thing that you say on you tv shows ...look up d3 and stop this vaccine insanity

    January 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr Dalloway

    Received the vaccine but keeping my fingers crossed.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Even a perfect immune system would need the cold and flu virus for excercise. Without these viruses, human life on earth would be impossible. Our immune systems would weaken, and something as simple as a simple staph infection could wipe us out. (just as simple staph killed 17 children in Colorado after they had their immune systems disabled by flu vaccines)

    January 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      It is well known that Colorado houses the sickest people in the United States. Fact.

      January 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    True, that @Jack. For decades, Colorado has led the nation in per capita child raype and also lead the nation in per capita antidepressant usage. (why Colorado legalized recreational marijunna: An inexpensive way for adult survivors of child abuse to deal with their depression issues)

    January 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    So widespread is this problem of se xually abused children in Colorado, our State Hospitals are being sued for warehousing child predators!
    A 7 yr. veteran policeman in Colorado Springs was accused of raypeing over 80 boys in one school year! (Joshua Carrier was also found guilty and is going to prison for the rest of his life.) We aren't allowed to execute child predators yet or we would here in Colorado.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    All severley abused children develop what doctors today call "bi-polarism". Back before 1988, it was called "manic depression".
    Adolph Hilter, who was rayped repeatadly by his jewish grandfather's buddy, a Parrish Priest in Lambach Ausria, also developed and was diagnosed by Dr. Theo Morel as a manic depressive. Morel prescribed "vitamin shots" for Hitler. Of course today, we know those weren't really vitamins. They were the world's first serotonin uptake inhibitors developed by Nazi Bayer AG. (SSRI antidepressants commonly used today)

    January 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Colorado's Aurora Theatre "shooter" was also a man who had been diagnosed as bi-polar and given "vitamin shots" by his doctor just like Hitler. Only Hitler's theatre was all of Europe.

    January 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    In light of these nationally televised serial shootings all being carried-out by men on meds, Colorado's governor has called for mental health records to be made "readily available" for backround checks on firearm purchases.
    Can you fault our governor for wanting this?

    January 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TvNyC

    My unemployment benefits are pver. I have the flu.and.im broke. Think how bad life could get. 2014 a new beginning...more.like the beginning.of.the end. Hope for better days thats all.

    January 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TvNyC

    Obama, extend my benefits please im broke and your the man, your good at extending benefits one more time wont hurt

    January 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LizzyV

    Them who have feel no pain – just about 47% say so...

    January 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Ive never had a flu shot and im not about to start now.

    January 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |