The UK’s response to swine flu was based on a massive overestimation of possible victims of swine flu
The attached infographic shows that the UK government’s response to swine flu was based on a massive overestimation of possible victims of swine flu.
As you can see from the graphic it was feared that the number of clinical cases could rise to 160,000 at its peak. In reality the number of cases peaked at around 28,456, according to the Health Protection Agency.
The first case was reported on May 1 this number rose to 55 confirmed cases on May 10. By May 17 there were over 100 cases and on June 13 the number of confirmed swine flu victims in the UK topped 1,000.
On September 17 2009 UK Health Minister Andy Burnham stated that that the second peak of swine flu had started as 5,000 people contracted the virus, compared to 3,000 the week before
In October the death toll passed 100. The Health Minster confirmed that there were 27,000 cases in England alone. The vaccination programme started at the end of this month.
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Click the following link for a breakdown of the 2009 flu pandemic by country.
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