Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Says H1N1 "Swine Flu" Pandemic Emergency Is Over

So after billions of wasted taxpayer dollars and paranoia, the government finally realizes that the H1N1 "swine flu" was a dud. I wrote a lot about the H1N1 in 2009 and those topics put this blog on the map. Now, the Health & Human Services reportedly says the H1N1 pandemic emergency is over. By the way, has anyone seen Sebelius lately, because she has been missing in action over the last few weeks?

Federal officials today allowed the public health emergency declaration that was prompted by the H1N1 influenza outbreak last year to lapse, signaling an end to emergency authorizations for certain special uses of antiviral drugs and other items.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) first declared the emergency Apr 26, 2009, and has renewed it quarterly since then, the last time on Mar 26. "The current March 26 determination is scheduled to expire on June 23, and, based on the current circumstances, will not be renewed," says a statement released by an HHS official today.

Source: CIDRAP

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