WHO Admits Mishandling of Flu Pandemic

Reuters is reporting today that the World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that it made errors during its handling of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including a hesitance to communicate the agency’s uncertainty about the novel virus as it jumped from country to country across the world. The WHO’s influenza expert, Keiji Fukuda, was reported as saying that its six-phase system for declaring a pandemic had created undue confusion about the flu strain and its capacity for morbidity and mortality. To read the entire news item from Reuters, CLICK HERE

 

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