CDC responds to expert panel's H1N1 flu estimates

08/26/2009 | NYTimes.com

The CDC on Tuesday said H1N1 flu estimates released by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology should be treated with caution. The panel estimated that the H1N1 flu would lead to 1.8 million people being hospitalized, 50% of the country's population being infected this winter and about 90,000 deaths. "We don't necessarily see this as a likely scenario," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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