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Enormous H1N1 contamination

White House releases dire report


Half of Americans could fall ill, and 90,000 may die, from swine flu this season, according to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Their new report says between 60 and 120 million people could get sick, that 1.8 million may need to be hospitalized, and that the annual death toll associated with the flu could double. The White House is asking for the vaccine to be delivered a month early, while it is still undergoing testing, but a delay in production has just cut the possible amount of available doses from 120 million to 45 million. As it stands now the vaccine is scheduled to be delivered on October 15—the same day infections are expected to peak.

ABC News

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