Following the swine flu
I have been following the swine flu story since it broke on Friday.
Of major concern is that it killed so many in the 25 to 45 age group, however, although it is of concern with the WHO, it is still rated at a concern level of 3 on a scale of 1 to 6.
What is quite interesting about it to me is that all the other countries that have found cases of it are reporting mild symptoms in the people who have caught it. Why is it killing 25 to 45 year olds in Mexico and behaving like a mild flu for people from other countries?
I did a bit of research on pandemic response and the US has spent something like $1.5 billion stockpiling anti-viral drugs. Somewhere else I read that there is enough stockpiled for 50 million people and 25% is being strategically deployed ready to respond in case this thing gets serious.