Swine flu vaccine is almost ready, but preparations for treating masses of pandemic victims is going far too slowly.

The tortuously protracted, unalterable progress of the growth of the first batches of H1N1 vaccine is almost over. Everyone concerned about the looming pandemic is closely watching the vaccine as it finally leaves it laboratory birthplace and is shipped to … Continue reading

Swine flu body count increases as U.S. gives vaccine overseas to thwart an even more virulent strain from emerging.

That’s only a drop in the bucket when it comes to what the world needs to control the evolving influenza pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization as she praised the U.S. and nine other countries for donating … Continue reading

People are scrambling to get masks that will protect against Swine Flu, but the supply of N95s won’t start to meet demand.

A steady stream of people responded to my story on Thursday about a government panel of medical experts reporting that the standard paper surgical mask will do little or nothing to protect healthcare workers and everyone else from breathing in … Continue reading

CDC says Swine flu deaths in U.S. pass 500; protective masks urged for health care workers.

In Atlanta, CDC Director Thomas Frieden emphasized the need to respond to the bleak prognosis for the spread of the H1N1 pandemic. At the same time, in Washington, medical experts were recommending that all health care workers in contact with … Continue reading

Doctors are seeing “very severe” types of H1N1 flu where immediate and sophisticated treatment is needed for survival

Clinicians from around the world are reporting a very severe form of the Swine Flu and they’re finding it in younger, otherwise healthy people, says the World Health Organization. Infectious disease specialists say that in these patients the virus directly … Continue reading