http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/21/cbsnews_investigates/main5404829.shtml "CBS) If you've been diagnosed "probable" or "presumed" 2009 H1N1 or "swine flu" in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didnât have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didnât have flu at all. That's according to state-by-state test results obtained in a three-month-long CBS News investigation. " That is not what I find most interesting. What I find most interesting from the article is this. "In late July, the CDC abruptly advised states to stop testing for H1N1 flu, and stopped counting individual cases. The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was: why waste resources testing for H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there's an epidemic? Some public health officials privately disagreed with the decision to stop testing and counting, telling CBS News that continued tracking of this new and possibly changing virus was important because H1N1 has a different epidemiology, affects younger people more than seasonal flu and has been shown to have a higher case fatality rate than other flu virus strains. CBS News learned that the decision to stop counting H1N1 flu cases was made so hastily that states weren't given the opportunity to provide input. Instead, on July 24, the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists, CSTE, issued the following notice to state public health officials on behalf of the CDC: " Now why would the CDC advise the states to stop testing for swine flu, and why would they want to stop counting? I have my own opinion which I will share, but I would like to hear some other takes on it first.