History and economics lessons in asymmetrical flu threatsBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3618 (Published 07 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3618
- Niyi Awofeso, professor1
- 1School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
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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