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Ukraine Flu!!!

I just thought this was an odd bit of media scaremongering.

Wow. 189 dead and one million infected. That’s a mortality rate of 0.019% (as compared to the morality rate of normal flu: 0.1%.) Yeah, yeah, I know – mortality trails infection rates.

And just to clear things up:

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says tests on swine flu samples from Ukraine show no significant mutation of the virus.

WHO had sent an expert team to Ukraine last week after reports of an unusual flu outbreak.

AP: WHO says swine flu samples from Ukraine showed no significant mutation

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