Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Swine Flu Could Claim 90,000 Americans

The H1N1 flu virus could claim as many as 90,000 American lives, mostly among children and the elderly CNN Reports. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology also reports that 30-50% of the American population could be infected in the fall and winter and that as many as 1.8 million Americans may require hospitalization. Efforts are underway to increase production and speed up the process for a swine flu vaccine.

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