World Health Organization Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Over

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More than a year ago, the World Health Organization sparked a flurry of vaccine production, travel restrictions and public health advisories when it declared that H1N1 flu was a worldwide pandemic. But only 19,000 have died, compared to the 500,000 killed during a typical flu season, and today H1N1 was downgraded. Was it a false alarm?  Will that produce complacency in the future? Betsy McKay is Atlanta Bureau Chief covering public health for the Wall Street Journal

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Betsy McKay - Wall Street Journal - @betswrites

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Warren Olney

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