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May 04, 2009

Swine Flu

With the recent outbreak of swine flu, health agencies around the world are trying to figure out if a 1918-style pandemic is just around the corner. While the disease has proven to be more lethal in Mexico, cases in the U.S. and other parts of the globe have so far been milder, basically resembling those that occur during the annual flu season. Nevertheless, the virus’ ability to rapidly mutate remains a cause for concern. What do you think will happen?

How would you describe the future swine flu scenario?

Swine flu is overhyped and will soon run its course.
 
  67.5%
Swine flu will get more lethal, but a vaccine will be available in a year or so.
 
  15.0%
Swine flu is in the process of becoming the next major pandemic.
 
  9.9%
No opinion
 
  7.6%

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