Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Roundup

Medpage TODAY reports that "pandemic vaccines may be too little, too late," with the earliest of them available in September. Small comfort to anyone in a current or future hot zone....

Various sources, including the CDC, are reporting that 'some deaths' will be likely. But some deaths compared to what? The Hong Kong flu that felled the elderly? The 'regular' flu killed thousands this year? How deadly is deadly? And deadly to whom?

Mexico City is closing down public venues. Seems a wise course of action given that there's some dispute about the efficacy of face masks -- and/or respirators.

More tomorrow ....

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