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WHO admits shortcomings in handling flu pandemic

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Stephanie Nebehay Credit: Reuters/Mario Armas GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Monday conceded shortcomings in its handling of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, including a failure to communicate uncertainties about the new virus as it swept around the globe. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO’s top influenza expert, said the U.N. agency’s six-phase system for declaring a pandemic had sown confusion about the flu bug which was ultimately not as deadly as the widely-feared avian influenza. “The reality is there is a huge amount of uncertainty (in a pandemic). I think...

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