It should be noted that the CDC's estimate for American fatalities is actually more than the WHO's estimate for global fatalities. But no, it's not a scam. It's not a fraud. A crime. Disease profiteering. They're wearing white coats and $5,000 suits. Don't blaspheme against our gods like that!
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution -
Georgia has a glut of more than 2 1/2 million doses of swine flu vaccine, and some local health departments are working hard to administer them before they expire.
Less than a third of Georgia's total allocation of 3 1/2 million doses -- 978,092 doses -- have been administered, according to the state Department of Community Health.
With only weeks left in a flu season that traditionally ends around late March, state and county health officials are faced with distributing a large amount of vaccine to a public that has largely lost interest in swine flu. Some local health officials say some of their vaccine will start to expire at the end of March.
"There's just not much interest in it right now," said Lisa Crossman, director of clinical and prevention services at Cobb and Douglas Public Health.