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Sheila Bird :: Wed, 12/01/2011 - 16:47

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Rush for flu vaccine worth celebration

Let’s celebrate the public’s approval for vaccination . . .

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:09

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Has the impact of H1N1 flu changed?

The prevalence of severe cases of H1N1 is four times greater than at the peak in 2009 but has their age-distribution altered?

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 05/01/2011 - 10:31

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Swine flu data: through a glass darkly

By 16 December 2010, there were 182 patients with swine flu in intensive care units in England, equalling the worst week in 2009 (180) and deaths from H1N1 had risen from 10 (when doctors first d

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 27/12/2010 - 14:13

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Where are the statistics on swine-flu 2010?

The number of patients with swine flu who need intensive care has already matched the peak reached in 2009 (12-18 November 2009) prompting health reporters to draw a parallel – but finding

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 07/07/2010 - 16:46

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Dame Deirdre’s still-unanswered questions on swine flu

Dame Deirdre Hine’s report on the 2009 Influenza Pandemic  makes a strong appeal for publication of the analyses on which the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) relied, a

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 05/07/2010 - 11:21

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Flu deaths: a triumph of statistics, not virology

Dame Deirdre Hine’s report on swine flu, published last Friday, acquits all involved of blame for spending £1.2 billion on a pandemic that turned out to be mild.

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 26/03/2010 - 11:03

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Waiting for data on child deaths from pandemic flu

Three months into 2010, we still have no data on the number of children who died as a result of pandemic flu in 2009.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 27/11/2009 - 10:24

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H1N1 deaths: why is England the odd one out?

The latest figures for deaths from H1N1 flu, published by the Health Protection Agency for week 48, raise an interesting question. 

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 20/11/2009 - 14:35

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Tracing changes in the impact of swine flu

The latest figures for patients hospitalized in England for suspect swine flu provide an opportunity to compare the current cases with those in the first wave in July.

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 22/10/2009 - 09:44

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Swine flu risks - what pregnant women need to know

The risks to pregnant women from swine flu are real. Yet many may still resist vaccination because they fear that carries an even greater risk. What do the data so far tell us?