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Swine Flu Timeline

The swine flu campaign of 2009 is a freight train that built up impressive momentum since the virus was first discovered earlier this year. Consider the curious and extraordinary 2009-2010 news timeline:

2009

 
February 24Symptoms of the A(H1N1) virus first seen in six-month old baby from Mexico
February 27Baxter product contaminated with avian flu, virtually impossible to do by accident
March 28 Date of earliest onset of swine flu cases in the U.S. according to the CDC
April 6
Health alert announced in Mexican town of La Gloria in Veracruz state
April 8Lawsuit against Baxter and Avir for releasing a biological weapon of mass destruction
April 13
First swine flu casualty in Oxaca state, Mexico
April 17
CDC: First U.S. swine flu cases in adjacent counties first became sick in March
April 21
Health officials alert U.S. doctors to the new strain of swine flu
April 22CDC confirms three more cases
April 24
Eight people confirmed; Tamiflu and Relenza confirmed effective for swine flu
April 25WHO convenes first ever meeting re: declaration of international public health emergency
April 26Public health emergency is declared in the U.S.
April 27WHO raises pandemic alert to phase 4
April 28 Obama asks for $1.5 billion in emergency funds to fight the disease
April 29
Ninety-three confirmed cases and first fatality announced in U.S.
May 3
Health Secretary Sebelius announces preparations underway for a swine flu vaccine
May 20Ten thousand cases worldwide, 10th fatality in the U.S.
May 20
Children who get flu vaccine have three times risk of hospitalization for flu (Science Daily)
May 21No Child Left Unimmunized Against Influenza Act (H.R. 2596) introduced in Congress
May 22
Tests show that older people (60s+) have more swine flu immunity
June 11WHO declares swine flu pandemic, first global flu pandemic in 41 years (chronology)
June 16
Sebelius: Kids may get swine flu vaccines first, schools put on notice to give shots
June 28 First case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu identified
July 9 $350 million to help states, $7.5 billion available from emergency preparedness funds
July 12Obama announces an additional $1 billion for swine flu vaccinations
July 12
UK - Everyone will get vaccine against swine flu
July 18
WHO stops H1N1 tracking (Medical News Today), US/other countries too (Seattle Times)
July 19Revealed that Baxter applied for H1N1 vaccine patent over one year prior to outbreak
July 22Australia announces human trials for their swine flu vaccines
July 24CDC: 43,771 cases and 302 deaths confirmed in U.S., will no longer report cases
July 24 CDC: swine flu could strike 40% of U.S. over two years, several hundred thousand dead
July 29
A new airport ritual, swine flu screening (laser beams and hazmat suits)
July 31
Half of all (test) kids on Tamiflu had negative side effects, 20% neuropsychiatric
August
1972 WHO memos - weaponization of 3 shot-series, viral-associated immunopathology
August 5
60% doctors don't get a flu shot, but push on others - why?
August 5
NY state nurses forced to vaccinate against swine flu despite strong opposition
August 5
Global swine flu deaths top 1,100
August 6
Big drop in new swine flu cases
August 7
Report to the President on H1N1, up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, 1.8 million hospitalizations
August 10
No Tamiflu or Relenza to children under 12, warns researchers
August 10
Czech Republic refuses Baxter swine flu vaccine on safety grounds
August 15
Swine flu linked to killer nerve disease, leaked letter to 600 neurologists reveals concern
August 19
Demand may outstrip initial supply for swine flu vaccine
August 19-20 International swine flu conference in Washington DC
August 21
CDC: Use of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (MMWR)
August 23
Gulf War toxins in swine flu vaccine
August 24
Video: Swine flu vaccine could have major medical side effects (Russia Today)
August 25
CDC's advice to parents - try to get the swine flu shot for everyone in your family
August 25
Presidential panel: Swine flu could infect up to half of U.S. (Washington Post)
August 25
CDC says 90,000 swine flu deaths not likely
August 26
NY State mandates seasonal and swine flu vaccines for health care workers
August 26
Judge blocks bid to prevent pregnant women from getting flu vaccines with mercury
August 27
Many health workers won't take swine flu vaccine
September 1
Obama urges Americans to get H1N1 vaccine
September 1
Neurologists should report reactions to flu vaccine
September 1
Tests study safety of combining H1N1 and regular flu vaccines (no thimerosal in tests)
September 2
H1N1 shots required for all U.S. uniformed military (non-compliance is not an option)
September 3
Number of flu vaccines given in physicians' offices up 237% so far this season
September 3
CDC: In U.S., unadjuvanted vaccine will likely require two doses (Bloomberg)
September 3
CDC: Children with medical issues should get first H1N1 flu shots
September 3
CDC: Any healthy / ill child can die from H1N1, should therefore get swine flu vaccine
September 3
Swine flu won't be as dangerous as we thought; death estimate reduced by two-thirds
September 4
Canada buys unadjuvanted shots for pregnant women, no proof adjuvants will be safe
September 4
Public health swine flu measures may appear alarmist, unjustified, restrictive
September 4
The new back to school ritual: quarantines "The Leper Colony... Club Swine" (NYT)
September 4
H1N1 still mild, US pediatric deaths had pre-existing conditions, China one-dose formula
September 6
2,000 students at U.S. university report swine flu symptoms
September 6
CDC chief says swine flu vaccine for my kids, too
September 8
Tens of thousands of health workers who typically don't, under pressure to get shots
September 10
NEJM: single dose of unadjuvanted vaccine is protective, 120 test subjects studied
September 10
NEJM: one and two doses of MF59-adjuvanted vaccine protective, 100 test subjects
September 10
NEJM: little to no cross-reactive antibody response, all ages should get vaccine
September 10
Adults may only need one dose, more people can be vaccinated more quickly
September 11
MedImmune live virus nasal spray vaccine ready to ship end of September
September 11
Vaccination of 70% of the population could control swine flu pandemic (Science Daily)
September 13
CDC posts "School-Located [H1N1] Vaccination Planning Materials and Templates"
September 13
Swine flu shots to start first week of October, a few weeks earlier than expected
September 14
Swine flu vaccine seen selling out despite single dose (Forbes)
September 15
FDA approves H1N1 vaccines, 195 million doses purchased, enough for all
September 15
American Academy of Pediatrics updates flu recommendations
September 16
Swine flu vaccine is a "thousandfold" safer than the infection (BMJ)
September 16
Manitoba First Nations Outraged Over H1N1 Body-bag Shipments
September 16
Flu experts: Bad things happen all the time, don't blame the swine flu vaccine
September 16
French doctor disagrees, says H1N1 vaccine will cause 60,000 deaths in France alone
September 16
Parents worry about safety of swine flu vaccine
September 16
Swine flu death rate similar to seasonal flu... "It's mildest in kids." (Reuters)
September 18
U.S. to donate 10% of H1N1 vaccine to World Health Organization (Washington Post)
September 20
Canada seeks "decent" safety and efficacy data, not speeding H1N1 shots to market
September 20
America's First Family to get swine flu vaccine
September 20
Annual flu vaccine drive in Salt Lake County (UT) sees lowest turnout ever
September 21
Children aged 6 months to 9 years need two doses of H1N1 vaccine
September 21
NY State nurses and health care workers resist mandates, to rally in Albany on 9/29
September 21
China: Swine flu vaccination campaign, first in the world, begins in Beijing
September 21
Are we obligated to use an unproven vaccine to protect people in other countries? (NYT)
September 21
U.S. orders more swine flu shots: +29mm MedImmune, +27.3mm Sanofi = 251mm total
September 21
WHO admits swine flu has not mutated into more serious disease
September 22
Physical interventions to stop/reduce spread of respiratory viruses (BMJ)
September 22
Judge Napolitano on forced vaccinations in Massachusettes (Fox & Friends)
September 23
Swine flu windfall, vaccine makers set to make hundreds of millions of dollars
September 24
Seasonal flu shots, greater risk of H1N1? Canadian MOH concerns, rethink flu plan
September 24
WA increases legal mercury limit to make shots available to pregnant women, kids < 3
September 24
Infectious disease MD more concerned about H1N1 vaccine than swine flu (Fox News)
September 25
65% of French nurses will refuse H1N1 shot due to safety concerns (SNPI CFE CGC)
September 25
Most parents won't have kids get H1N1 flu shots, new national study finds (LA Times)
September 25
Bill Maher captures national H1N1 zeitgeist via Twitter, Maher vs flu vaccine (NYT)
September 26
Where did the H1N1 late-2009 flu season virus come from? (Bill Sardi)
September 27
Are H1N1 vaccine side effects a coincidence? Don't blame flu shots for all ills (NYT)
September 28
Merck hunts whistleblowers, deliberately chills H1N1 vaccine objections (COTO Report)
September 28
Abbott, J&J strike deals that "propel them into vaccines, a red hot area for investors"
September 29
Injectable flu vaccine is shipped (NYT)
September 29
Q&A on safety of the swine flu vaccine (Washington Post)
September 29
U.S. drug firms chase vaccines, big bets being made, important business growth (WSJ)
September 30
H1N1 vaccine is top flu concern for U.S. businesses (CNBC)
September 30
Swine flu shot protests may spark next round of Tea Parties
October 2
CDC won't clarify different strains in diagnostic testing, rapid flu tests 10% to 70% effective
October 2
Keen for H1N1 shot? (Reuters) 40% absolutely sure (Harvard); others not sure
October 5
Swine flu vaccine reaches an anxious nation (NYT)
October 5
Fearful parents steering clear of swine flu vaccine
October 5
Vaccinate 40% of Americans now, save lives, cut costs; govt must stockpile vax/Rx
October 5
1918 flu pandemic may have been exacerbated by aspirin misuse (Medical News Today)
October 6
Nurse confidence in swine flu vaccine falling, 47% UK nurses will not get (Nursing Times)
October 6
China reports first death from H1N1 flu, 20k reported cases, only 10 seriously ill (Reuters)
October 6
CDC: U.S. flu vaccination off to slow start, concern re contagion from live virus shots
October 6
Flu vaccine mandate: Get vaccinated or lose your job? (Fox & Friends)
October 7
Sebelius: Americans should get swine flu vaccine (AP), tries easing fears (Reuters)
October 7
First vaccines go out, swine flu vaccines begin, many questions and concerns
October 7
Officials tell wary Americans: H1N1 vaccination is safe, get it (Fox News)
October 7
AP: Third of parents oppose H1N1 vaccine; only half of people want swine flu shots
October 8
Q&A: NIAID trials 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines plus oil-in-water emulsion-based adjuvant
October 8
Swine flu: the real threat is panic (NY Post)
October 8
Thimerosal not in pediatric version tested in clinical trials (will be in the actual shots)
October 8
Areas (NYC, Boston, Philly) hit hard by flu in spring see little now - antibodies!! (NYT)
October 9
Sixteen kids die of swine flu in one week (AP)
October 9
Bill Maher remains critical of the swine flu vaccine, Bill Frist's advice falls on deaf ears
October 9
H1N1 flu taking off in U.S., officials say (Reuters)
October 9
Airports given H1N1 Quarantine Powers by federal government (Prison Planet)
October 11
Offit: Nothing to fear but the flu itself (New York Times)
October 11
Is it ethical to say no to H1N1 vaccine? MD says it's like rolling the dice to give to kids
October 11
CDC: risks from not getting H1N1 vaccine outweigh risks from the vaccine
October 11
NHS staff incl MDs, nurses, frontline staff shun vaccine, only 10-20% will get (Guardian)
October 12
CDC downplays dangers from swine flu vaccine; virus risks worse than shot risks (msnbc)
October 12
German army first in line to get cutting edge swine flu shot, "unforseeable side effects"
October 12
The 0.5 Pandemic. Relax. H1N1 is not going to be nearly as bad as... (New York Mag)
October 12 Photo: man receives nasal spray flu vaccine at a drive-thru clinic in CA
October 12
Possible H1N1 vaccine death of 8-year old boy, officials need to get ahead of story
October 13
Swine flu vaccine shunned despite availability (New Scientist)
October 13
Mandatory flu vaccination for NY health workers is criticized (NYT)
October 14
Top Irish insurer tells 1000 GPs not to give swine flu vaccine (legal indemnity issues)
October 14
Mandates prompt more parents to check out claims of those who raise safety concerns
October 14
Swine flu shot propaganda goes into overdrive (Alex Jones)
October 14
NYC calls for "flu fighters" volunteers (Crain's)
October 14
Drugmakers, doctors rake in billions battling H1N1 flu (ABC News)
October 15
Roche benefits from Tamiflu sales as 3rd qtr shines, $12 billion sales (MSN Money)
October 15
U.S. health worker vaccine fears mirror public doubt (Reuters)
October 15
Pregnant UK moms get adjuvanted shot not WHO-recommended, Pandemrix critique
October 15
Swine flu shots revive a debate about vaccines (NYT)
October 15
DC cops got wrong (double) vaccine dosage (MyFoxDC)
October 15
(MA) Prison inmates to get H1N1 vaccines before public, high risk (Boston.com)
October 16
Market strategist Michael Belkin on swine flu (4:00), assess risks of adverse events (Fox)
October 16
Asthma most prevalent underlying illness among serious H1N1 cases (Med News Today)
October 16
Swine flu vaccines delayed, CDC says (Reuters)
October 16
H1N1 ruling "shot in the arm" for healthcare workers, judge halts flu vaccine mandate
October 16
Albany judge blocks vaccination rule (NYT), no forced shots (News13)
October 16
The pandemic is political - the World Health Organization's agenda (Forbes.com)
October 17
Bill Maher: vaccines risky medical procedure, role of nutrition, need to ask questions
October 17
Flu, me? Public remains wary of H1N1 vaccine (NPR)
October 18
FDA cracks down on internet sales of swine flu cures (LA Times)
October 19
Chandler, AZ firefighters refuse H1N1 vaccine (East Valley Trib)
October 19
Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain reject H1N1 shot
October 19
Japan vaccinates medical workers against pandemic H1N1 flu (Medical News Today)
October 19
An epidemic of fear: how panicked parents skipping shots endangers us all (Wired)
October 19
In response to safety concerns, Dr. Nancy Snyderman says H1N1 shot is safe, safe, safe
October 19
Can health-care workers be forced to get flu shots? (Time)
October 20
NYC public elementary schools begin H1N1 vaccines including live virus nasal spray (NYT)
October 20
Vaccine glitch for pregnant women, can't get mercury-free shots (St. Louis Today)
October 20
H1N1 vaccine too late, won't help most (Fox News, Washington Post)
October 21
Tests show flu spreads from schools (Reuters)
October 21
Protestors: H1N1 vaccine too toxic (CBS Atlanta)
October 21
Swine flu cases overestimated? Probable or presumed likely not swine flu at all (CBS)
October 21
CDC now says H1N1 hits youngest, under age 25, hardest, unlike seasonal flu (NBC)
October 21
Canada: largest vaccine campaign in history begins, H1N1 shot approved, has adjuvants
October 22
Doctors speak out about H1N1 vaccine dangers, filmed at 10/09 NVIC conference in DC
October 22
For drug makers, a shot in the arm, H1N1 vaccine good business for some (Boston Globe)
October 22
Novartis posts increased profits, raised outlook after approval of swine flu vaccines (NYT)
October 22
Production of swine flu vaccine is way behind (AP)
October 22
Government hijacks kids TV to propagandize for swine flu shots (Elmo isn't enough!)
October 22
Dr. Mayer Eisenstein (WGNTV) and Deirdre Imus (Fox) discuss flu vaccines
October 23
Hidden hazards of H1N1 vaccination - cardiovascular risks? (Med Microbiol Immunol)
October 23
Shortages, confusion, rumors in swine flu fight (NYT), vaccine frustration (Wash Post)
October 23
CDC relies on "antiquated" H1N1 production, won't expedite despite shortage (Medscape)
October 23
H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women (LA Times)
October 23
Frustration looms as H1N1 vaccines run out (CNN), biggest story = no shots (CBS 6)
October 24
German docs refuse to be bullied into giving H1N1 vaccine
October 24
Obama declares swine flu national emergency (NYT), but incidence overestimated?
October 24
Fox poll: do you think H1N1 is a national emergency? America says no
October 24
Families line up for shots as H1N1 spreads (CBS News)... is it spreading or overstated?
October 25
H1N1 vaccine side effects reported among Japanese medical workers (Japan Times)
October 25
Link vaccination to voting? One person, one dose (NY Times)
October 26
Debate over swine flu shots in Germany, "million-euro flop?" (Seattle Times)
October 26
Health Secretary: Not "too late" for H1N1 flu vaccine (Reuters)
October 26
NYC H1N1 shots begin, little flu activity but get shot anyway, vaccine does no harm (NYT)
October 27
Freedom of Information re H1N1: Stalled at CDC and in DC (CBS)
October 27
Why you can't get the swine flu vaccine... no adjuvants, single dose vials! (WSJ)
October 27
Creepy government flu shot propaganda aims at children (Business Insider)
October 27
Pregnant women wary of flu shot, about 3 in 4 won't get H1N1 vaccine (WebMD)
October 27
Shots or not? The plague, the flu and you (Orthomolecular Medicine News Service)
October 27
US may end up tossing unused swine flu doses, struggle to deliver shots (Reuters)
October 27
Do women need such big flu shots? Gender-based biological differences... (NYT)
October 28
NYC parents opting out of swine flu vaccine (NYT)
October 28
A national emergency? No, a national anxiety attack - Dr. Jay Gordon (HuffPo)
October 28
Doctors' dirty hands are germ "superspreaders," cause most infections (New Scientist)
October 29
US surveillance for pediatric deaths associated with 2009 H1N1 virus infection (MMWR)
October 29
CDC 140x more swine flu than reported, up to 5.7 million (WebMD), millions (NYT)
October 29
Paterson declares state of emergency over swine flu (NBC NY)
October 29
In misstep, schools vaccinate 2 without parental consent (NYT), NYC probes how (CBS)
October 30
Parents urged not to flood ERs, swine flu is mostly benign (Canada.com)
October 30
Dutch scientists: kids should skip flu vaccine (Washington Post)
October 30
Health Dept probes kids flu shots without consent (1010WINS), school misstep (NYT)
October 30
Yearly flu shots: disadvantage to immunologically naive people, i.e., infants (Lancet)
October 30
WHO now recommends to not vaccinate children younger than 10
October 30
WHO: Single dose of swine vaccine may be enough (Washington Post)
October 31
NY thimerosal law suspended so more can get shots during vaccine shortage (Fox 40)
October 31
Should kids taking immunosuppressant meds get the H1N1 vaccine? (Med News Today)
November
Does the vaccine matter? (The Atlantic)
November 2
Employers brace for swine-flu outbreaks (WSJ)
November 4
Swine flu confirmed in pet cat and ferrets (AOL News)
November 5
Polish health minister's severe concerns re: H1N1 vaccine - video (TVP)
November 6
Uproar firms get H1N1 shots (WSJ), Wall Street front of line (AFL-CIO), Honor rules?
November 7
Many Italian MDs reject H1N1 vaccine, risks > benefits (Press TV), US MDs too
November 7
British say highest risk get vaccine first, no complaints (Denver Post)
November 8
Some doctors nix the swine flu vaccine... too new... overhyped (Washington Post)
November 8
New York clinics see few crowds for free vaccine... puzzlingly underused (NYT)
November 9
Poland won't buy H1N1 vaccine until it's properly tested (Global Research)
November 9
U.S. passes on adjuvanted H1N1 vaccines for now, despite shortage (PBS)
November 9
Dr. Marie McCormick, Harvard School Public Health, to monitor H1N1 vaccine safety
November 9
Mingo, WV mom denied medical exemption for child, WV has no religious exemption
November 9
Fearing a flu vaccine, and wanting more of it (NYT)
November 10
Swine flu death toll revised from 1200 to 4000 to include related infections (NYT)
November 10
Conflicts of interest? Dr. Oz owns 150,000 option shares of vaccine technology co
November 11
Two sheriff's deputies forcibly hold down Ohio middle schooler to be H1N1 vaccinated
November 11
FDA Commissioner: H1N1 vaccine safety similar to seasonal flu vaccine (Medscape)
November 11
Sanofi Pasteur announces final results of H1N1 vaccine clinical trials in adults/kids
November 12
H1N1 a "dud" pandemic, says Ontario health official (CBC News)
November 12
Ill this fall? Maybe it was rhinovirus, not swine flu after all (Philadelphia Inquirer)
November 12
Swine flu skepticism demands deft response, anger about the false hype (Reuters)
November 12
World Response Conference on Global Outbreak, Las Vegas, NV
November 12
Seeming overnight surge in H1N1's death toll (ABC)
November 13
FDA panel to consider flu vaccine technology (WSJ)
November 13
Medical workers balk at mandatory flu vaccines, focus is on vaccinating patients
November 17
Not just swine flu - new cold virus may lurk, too (Reuters)
November 18
Pregnant women refusing to take swine flu vaccine, say doctors (Times Online)
November 18
Doctors say most Britons reject swine flu vaccine (Reuters)
November 18
FDA reassures doctors skeptical of H1N1 vaccine (NPR)
November 18
Mandatory H1N1 vaccine for 25,000 American children
November 20
Signs swine flu wave may have peaked in U.S. (NYT), more to come? (Reuters)
November 20
Drug-resistant H1N1 found in U.S. and U.K. (USA Today)
November 23
Swine flu vaccinations rise while infections remain low (NYT)
November 23
AMA rejects flu shot mandate for doctors, pushes hand sanitizer (Amer Medical News)
November 24
Sanofi invites reporters, tries to assure public its flu vaccines are safe (LA Times)
November 24
CDC begining to see some declines in swine flu (Medical News Today)
November 24
Novartis "cells" its flu vaccine technology (CNBC), new plant opening in NC (Reuters)
November 25
Quest Diagnostics: H1N1 pandemic may have peaked in October (Med News Today)
November 25
Flu cases rise in Europe, growing anti-vaccine movement (Med News Today)
November 25
CDC: Swine flu vaccine safe, no big problems seen (Seattle Times)
November 25
CDC sees "worrisome" spike in swine flu-linked bacterial pneumonia
November 26
H1N1 lethality dropped, declining hospitalizations, deaths (Med News Today)
November 27
Swine flu transmission could be reduced 21% by school closures (Med News Today)
November 28
FDA approves new seasonal flu vaccine for adults: "Agriflu" (CNN)
November 30
Flu vaccine coverage among adults, kids in U.S. down due to shortage (Medscape)
November 30
Swine flu still down, 80% tested not H1N1 (Reuters), fall swine flu wave peaked (NYT)
December 2
Saudi Arabia: H1N1 is non-event, largely spares Hajj pilgrims (NYT)
December 3
Sebelius speaks of pandemic in past tense, vows to upgrade vaccine technology
December 3
EU: no safety concerns as 10 million get H1N1 shots
December 4
Hospital workers fired, refuse seasonal flu shot (6 ABC), claim religious exemption
December 7
Flu pandemic mildest on record (Wash Post), less severe than expected (USNWR)
December 7
UN's H1N1 scientists linked to companies making vaccines (World Net Daily)
December 8
Study confirms low mortality for swine flu (Reuters)
December 9
Vaccine demand plunges as H1N1 pandemic fears fade (Fierce Vaccines)
December 9
USDHSS and Ad Council launch nationwide PSA campaign urging H1N1 shots (MNT)
December 10
Britain: Swine flu less deadly than thought (Seattle Times), H1N1 less severe
December 11
Soldiers get mass swine flu shots before holidays (AP)
December 11
China worries swine flu vaccine campaign faltering (Reuters)
December 15
Sanofi recalling 800K doses H1N1 vaccine due to potency shortfalls (Reuters)
December 17
Swine flu means killer winter flu may not come (Bloomberg)
December 17
Sanofi aims to double vaccine sales by 2013 (Reuters)
December 18
Faked pandemics: a threat for health (Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly)
December 18
Swine flu waning in U.S. (Reuters)
December 18
Pandemic may change US flu approach forever - school-based model? (Reuters)
December 22
Doctor to sue Taiwan CDC over child's death after H1N1 vaccination (Taiwan News)
December 22
Thirteen lots of spray swine flu vaccine recalled (NYT)
December 22
Polls shows worry about swine flu vaccine safety persists
December 22
Other viruses abound, only 6% of samples tested positive for influenza A (Reuters)
December 23
H1N1 deaths: 76% had underlying conditions, i.e., cancer, heart disease (MNT)
December 23
More H1N1 vaccine but fewer takers (Wash Post)
December 24
High dose seasonal flu vaccine for elderly, approved by FDA (MNT)
December 29
WHO: Worst of the swine flu outbreak is over in U.S., Canada, Britain (Seattle Times)
December 29
WHO Chief not yet vaccinated against H1N1 (AFP)
December 29
In three-quarters of Sao Paolo H1N1 deaths, patients had underlying conditions (MNT)
December 29
Retailers jockey to provide unwanted H1N1 vaccines (WSJ), Walgreens leads (Reuters)
December 30
Swine flu not as catchy as other pandemic strains (AP)
December 31
Report H1N1 vaccine injuries and reactions here (Facebook)

2010

 
January 1
U.S. reaction to swine flu: apt and lucky (NYT)
January 4
Was swine flu a false pandemic to promote Rx/vaccines? (Pharmalot)
January 5
WHO-led H1N1 vaccine redistribution in face of softening demand (Yahoo News)
January 7
Germany and France cancel H1N1 vaccine orders, no U.S. decision yet (Reuters)
January 8
Early H1N1 lessons, pediatric critical illness unpredictable, survivable (MNT)
January 8
Easing H1N1 pandemic may let in new flu viruses (Reuters)
January 8
Moving target of H1N1 influenza: 2009 season practice assessment (Medscape)
January 11
H1N1 is a false pandemic, health expert claims (Fox News)
January 12
Leader of infectious diseases society: Still time to get H1N1 vaccine! (MNT)
January 12
Many countries rethink H1N1 flu vaccine orders (Reuters)
January 12
WHO to review its handling of H1N1 pandemic (Reuters)
January 13
Vaccine for swine flu pandemic was "morally justified" (New Scientist)
January 14
European govts raise H1N1 questions: false pandemic? 12,700 deaths worldwide (MNT)
January 14
WHO addresses media misconceptions about swine flu pandemic (Medscape)
January 15
Novartis considers contracts with governments for H1N1 vaccine binding (WSJ)
January 15
CDC: Up to 80 million Americans infected with H1N1, 16,000 killed (Reuters)
January 15
CDC: 55 million Americans infected with H1N1, about 11,000 deaths (WedMD)
January 17
Fading H1N1 scare leaves vaccines surplus (Seattle Times)
January 18
Greece cancels a third of flu vaccine orders (AP)
January 18
WHO: Flu pandemic easing but risks remain (Reuters)
January 18
WHO official rejects claims agency overhyped threat of H1N1 (MNT)
January 19
Surplus H1N1 vaccine recommended for overall population (Medscape)
January 20
Swiss warn against H1N1 vaccine for patients with autoimmune disease (Reuters)
January 20
H1N1 swine flu hoax falls apart at the seams (Global Research)
January 20
Vax manufacturers calculate H1N1 sales shortfall (Fierce Vaccines)
January 20
Flu vaccine additive (adjuvant MF-59) boosts wide protection (Reuters)
January 21
Most UK medical staffers refused H1N1 vaccine (Fierce Vaccines)
January 22
Swine flu shots catching on at colleges, 97% of schools have some vaccine (NYT)
January 22
How the CDC counts H1N1 cases (WSJ)
January 23
Swine flu count plagued by flawed data, patchy surveillance system (WSJ)
January 25
WHO slams H1N1 critics as "irresponsible" (Seattle Times), rejects accusations (MNT)
January 26 Novartis chief warns, gov'ts canceling H1N1 contracts might not be first in line next time 
January 27 Doctors drive H1N1 vaccination rates (Medical News Today) 
January 29
Mandated vaccine policy increased influenza vaccine uptake among HCWs (IDN)
February 1 Progress is slow unloading surplus H1N1 vaccine to developing countries (NYT)
February 4
Adults forgoing vaccines, 36% received season flu shots in 2008 (Reuters)
February 5
Is the swine flu pandemic over? It certainly looks like it's on its last legs (AP)
February 5
Most Americans think swine flu pandemic is over, Harvard poll finds (NYT)
February 5
Swine flu is still out there, officials caution, esp in the U.S. (Reuters)
February 9
Parental concerns hinder national H1N1 immunization rates (MNT)
February 10
Rising flu vax sales juice Sanofi revenues (Fierce Vaccines) and net profit (WSJ)
February 10
Swine flu in pregnancy, complications relatively mild (MNT)
February 11
H1N1 swine flu vaccine - a post-mortem (Global Research)
February 11
WHO to decide whether worst over in H1N1 pandemic (Reuters)
February 11
Voluntary system works for H1N1 vaccination (MNT)
February 17
Flu jab for elderly may be waste of time - review of evidence (Telegraph UK)
February 18
New 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine to contain H1N1 strain (Reuters)
February 23
WHO: H1N1 pandemic has not yet peaked (Reuters)
February 25
CDC: everyone over 6 mos of age should get seasonal flu shot annually (Reuters)
March 2
The flu season that fizzled. H1N1 who? Why no seasonal flu, doctors wonder (WSJ)
March 3 Vanished pandemic crimps Walgreen flu sales (Reuters) 
March 14 Reconstruction of a mass hysteria, H1N1 big boost for Pharma (Spiegel
March 23 France to pay 16% for canceled swine flu vaccine order - $65mm (Reuters) 
March 26 WHO gives unwanted H1N1 shots to Cuba, other developing countries (Seattle Times) 
March 29 Outside experts to review WHO swine flu response (Seattle Times) 
March 31Much of H1N1 vaccine unused, already or nearly expired "didn't come cheap"  
April Link between 2008-09 seasonal flu shot and H1N1: 4 studies from Canada (PLoS) 
April 1 138 million H1N1 shots unused, millions to be discarded (Washington Post) 
April 1 CDC: New England tops in H1N1 flu vaccine uptake (AP), state rates vary wildly
April 1 3 of 4 Americans refused H1N1 vaccine, states with school clinics vaccinated more kids  
April 6 Did seasonal flu vaccination increase risk of infection with H1N1 flu? (PhysOrg.com) 
April 12 WHO admits shortcomings in handling flu pandemic (Reuters) 
April 12 What we learned from H1N1's first year (New York Times) 
April 13 Experts begin probe of WHO's response to H1N1 (Medical News Today) 
April 13 WHO appoints H1N1 cover-Up committee, member with conflicts (Global Researcher)
April 14 Guillain-Barre syndrome cases low after 2009 H1N1 vaccine (Medical News Today) 
April 14 Chair seeks to tackle bias in WHO swine flu review (Seattle Times) 
April 15 Tamiflu boosts Roche sales  (WSJ)
April 15 WHO struggled to find "right tempo" for release of H1N1 information (MNT)
April 18 U.S. doctors, minorities distrust vaccines, clear during H1N1 pandemic (Reuters) 
April 21 Swine flu took greater toll on young, overweight minorities (Seattle Times) 
July 20 H1N1 fizzles out as pharma grabs $10 billion in vaccine and antiviral sales (Bloomberg)
July 30 Flu vaccines approved and urged for most (New York Times) 
July 31 Febrile convulsion risk for kids under five who receive type of flu shot (MNT) 
August 10 WHO chief says H1N1 flu pandemic is over (Reuters)
August 13 Swine flu advisers' ties to drug firms: Five WHO experts linked with vax mfrs (UK Mail) 
August 18 CSL profits drop as swine flu pandemic ends, cutting vaccine sales (Bloomberg) 
August 19 CDC says 2010-11 flu vaccine shipments have begun - they contain H1N1 strain
August 23 Government urges universal flu vaccinations, not just for high risk (Science Daily) 
August 24 Finland halts swine flu vaccine, possible narcolepsy risk (Medical News Today)
August 26Estimate of typical flu toll substantially lowered  (New York Times)
August 31 Mandatory flu vaccine for all health care personnel - expert recommendation (MNT)

 
    
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