Prophecy in today's headlines

Swine Flu Could Strike 40 Percent in 2 Years

U.S. health officials say swine flu could strike up to 40 percent of Americans over the next two years and as many as several hundred thousand could die if a vaccine campaign and other measures aren’t successful. Those estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mean about twice the number of people who […]

Something Different Happening With New Flu

The new strain of H1N1 flu is causing “something different” to happen in the United States this year — perhaps an extended year-round flu season that disproportionately hits young people, health officials said on Thursday. An unusually cool late spring may be helping keep the infection going in the U.S. Northeast, especially densely populated areas […]

U.S. Health Officials Troubled By New Flu Pattern

The new influenza strain circulating around most of the United States is putting a worrying number of young adults and children into the hospital and hitting more schools than usual, U.S. health officials said on Monday. The H1N1 swine flu virus killed a vice principal at a New York City school over the weekend and […]