USC Journalists and Swine Flu Victims

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Los Angeles County's Department of Health said today that an unexpected shortage has left it with 810,000 doses of swine flu vaccine compared to the 5.5 million people who fall within high-priority groups. Meantime, LA and Fresno are only two California counties making public the death certificates of swine flu victims. Many others are withholding them in apparent violation of state law. That story, which has been reported by KCET-TV and the Los Angeles City News Service, originated with "Neon Tommy," the online journalism project of USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.

Credits

Guests:
Callie Schweitzer - undergraduate, USC, Jonathan Fielding - UCLA - @UCLAFSPH

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper