March 22nd, 2010

H1N1 fears worse than virus, expert says

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In the year since the first human case of H1N1 influenza was diagnosed in Mexico, public health efforts worldwide focusing on a vaccination campaign have increasingly come under question…

 

H1N1 was serious, said Dr. Greg Poland of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "I think it's the function of government to sound the alarm," said Poland, who insisted being prepared isn't about instilling fear. He likened the response to buying life insurance every year. "At the end of that year, I didn't say, 'You know what? A waste of money, I didn't die,'" Poland said.

 

CBC News, 3/19/2010

Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, H1N1, Infectious Diseases

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