Saturday, October 24, 2009

Facing Pandemic - Definition

Following the progress of H1N1 swine flu

"President Obama declared the swine flu a national emergency", news reports,  "The goal is to remove bureaucratic roadblocks and make it easier for sick people to seek treatment and medical providers to provide it immediately. That could mean fewer hurdles involving Medicare, Medicaid or health privacy regulations."

Over 400 photos on published along with this report show people receiving or lined up to receive the flu vaccine, not people who are sick.

What is the definition of a pandemic?  A new virus that spreads around the world.  H1N1 swine flu has spread to many different countries but the large numbers of cases are estimated, not confirmed. 

LESSON:  Pandemics are inevitable.  Learn now the best practices to keep you and your family healthy.

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