The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults
Original post made by Concerned Parent on Aug 24, 2009
I don't want to come off like a dooms day person or create fear, but this is becoming a global real concern.
This is a world wide situation and there is a mass mandatory vaccine program being put in place. Thoughts?
Report: Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths
updated 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel.
The H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu virus, could infect between 30 percent and 50 percent of the American population during the fall and winter and lead to as many as 1.8 million U.S. hospital admissions, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology reported.
The report says 30,000 to 90,000 deaths are projected as part of a "plausible scenario" involving large outbreaks at schools, inadequate antiviral supplies and the virus peaking before vaccinations have time to be effective.
Swine flu goes to college
updated 6:49 p.m. EDT, Mon August 24, 2009
By Tom Watkins
(CNN) -- Classes resumed last Thursday at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and by Monday 47 students had swine flu, a college official said.
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