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-By Chuck Wilsker, President & CEO, The Telework Coalition
Swine Flu Explosion?
On August 24th, a Presidential advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers released a new report warning that up to half of the U.S. population could become infected with H1N1 influenza, nearly 1.8 million people could be hospitalized, and up to 90,000 could die. In contrast, the regular seasonal flu typically kills an estimated 36,000 Americans annually. Furthermore, the report notes that a vaccine for H1N1 will not be available until mid-October of 2009, when the virus …