Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Napolitano Announces Task Force to Stop Flu Spread

Meanwhile, CDC says U.S. swine flu deaths likely. But Sanjay Gupta says swine flu is easing (I'm with Gupta):
Federal officials warned on Tuesday that swine-flu related deaths were likely in the United States as the disease that killed scores in Mexico continued to spread across the world and governments intensified steps to battle the outbreak.

The number of confirmed cases in the United States was raised to 68, but states and cities were reporting more suspected cases. In New York, the city’s health commissioner said “many hundreds” of schoolchildren were ill at a school where some students had confirmed cases.

President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.5 billion in emergency funds to fight the fast-spreading disease. MSNBC