04/12/2009

WHO Defends Flu Response Amid Exaggeration Claims. -- (bloomberg.com-)

 

Mortality from the new H1N1 strain is “unquestionably higher” than the death toll reported by national authorities, the Geneva-based agency said in a report seen by Bloomberg News before its scheduled

The pandemic's impact is better gauged by the number of life-years lost because of the younger age of victims compared with seasonal flu, said Michael Osterholm , director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy in Minneapolis......

“If you look at years of personal life lost, it's much higher, and that's the point we have to get across,” Osterholm said in a telephone interview today......

WHO Defends Flu Response Amid Exaggeration Claims

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