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Companies rush to blame bad news on payroll tax increase

...fashion items, and they're reconsidering major new purchases.In the past, companies have blamed poor results on flu epidemics, earthquakes and SARS. The trouble, experts and analysts say, is that these high-profile events are only part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-03/companies-rush-blame-bad-n
Flu season worse for the elderly, CDC says

...to see both the number and the rates of both hospitalizations and deaths rise further in the next week or so as the flu epidemic progresses and people have the complications of the illness," he said.Vera Misenheimer knows what a bad flu season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-18/flu-season-worse-elderly-cdc
NHL locks out its players

...the first time a North American professional sports league lost an entire season because of a labor dispute, and the first time the Stanley Cup wasn't handed out since 1919, when a flu epidemic prevented a champion from being crowned.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2012-09-15/nhl-locks-out-its-players
Spanish flu link could explain H1N1's spread

...corwin@augustachronicle.com. Augusta not spared from spanish Flu Anything that draws comparisons to the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic gets the attention of those in public health, and with good reason. The outbreak from 1918-1919 is thought to have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/20/met_548798.shtml
Metro | Swine flu
Bird flu not yet a concern

...areas to educate them about preparing for potential flu epidemics. The federal government has made an extensive push...flu, as happened with the extremely deadly Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 that killed 50 million worldwide. So far...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/09/met_119578.shtml
Metro
Hephzibah wins, holds opponent to 13 points

...bench. They made it past half-court as many as six times in the first quarter. To its credit, Richmond Hill had a flu epidemic that took away some of its bench. But the result was no different than the other two times the schools met. Hephzibah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/17/pre_116934.shtml
High school basketball | Cross Creek High School | Glenn Hills High School | Hephzibah High School
ABC's 'Nightline' tries to slow down its pace a bit

...arrived illegally from El Salvador two decades ago. David Wright also memorably reported from Benin on how the bird flu epidemic is approaching a country where 60 percent of the people believe in voodoo. Some drink gin mixed with chicken's blood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/24/tel_78759.shtml
Television
Bird flu might be more common, but less deadly

...contribute to some 36,000 deaths yearly in the United States alone, many more people develop mild illness. Even in past flu epidemics, fatality rates generally were around 2 percent, Schaffner said. The study may help temper "some of the overblown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/10/liv_41370.shtml
Life & style
Flu vaccine advised for all older than 6 months

...pandemic figures come from deaths directly attributed to the new virus."Certainly, compared to 1918 (the Spanish flu epidemic) it was very mild," he said. "Compared to an average flu season, it is far from clear that it was mild in that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-08-23/flu-vaccine-advised-all-olde
Health | Health Care
Georgia officials ready if oil seeps in

...Clark told the subcommittee that the state agencies that work on short-term emergencies, from hurricanes to the swine flu epidemic, are preparing to gear up their response mechanism for the magnitude of a possible months-long environmental disaster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-07-23/georgia-officials-ready-
Government | Metro | Government