Saturday, October 24, 2009

Obama Declares The Swine Flu (H1N1) a National Emergency

Obama has declared the Swine Flu (H1N1) a national emergency. Part of this comes from a significant shortfall in vaccine production compared to what they expected/hoped. The declaration knocks down a few hurtles and removes some of the 'red tape' in allowing the government to deal/help with with stopping the virus.

"US President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency.

The White House said the president signed the proclamation concerning the 2009 H1N1 outbreak on Friday evening.

It increases the ability of treatment facilities to handle a surge in H1N1 patients by easing the implementation of emergency plans.

Last week US officials said swine flu activity was widespread in 46 states. More that 1,000 deaths have been linked to the virus.

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