Obama Declares Swine Flu Emergency
Vaccine Supply is Limited
ON FRIDAY, President Obama decleared the “Swine Flu” (which is really “H1N1”) to be a national emergency. So far, H1N1 is responsible for killing 1,000 people in the United States.
The emergency declaration is aimed at making it easier for sick people to seek treatment and medical providers to provide it immediately, but there are hurdles.
One basic impediment is the supply of vaccine. The initial government projection was that up to 120 million doses would be available by mid-October; however, only 11 million doses have been distributed to various health providers. It is now hoped that 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine out by mid-November and 150 million in December.
Worldwide, more than 5,000 people have reportedly died from swine flu since it emerged this year and developed into a global epidemic, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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