Letters A/H1N1 flu pandemic

History and economics lessons in asymmetrical flu threats

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3618 (Published 07 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3618
  1. Niyi Awofeso, professor1
  1. 1School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
  1. niyi.awofeso{at}uwa.edu.au

    The process of combining predictive tools in epidemiology and biostatistics with those from history and economics to develop a sustainable framework for addressing the ongoing swine flu pandemic is a global multidisciplinary challenge. During the 1976 swine flu outbreak, a precipitate decision to produce and initiate mass vaccination led to more vaccine-related morbidity and mortality …

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