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Flu pandemic could be mild

Washington Post, December 8, 2009

With the second wave of H1N1 infections having crested in the United States, leading epidemiologists are predicting that the pandemic could end up ranking as the mildest since modern medicine began documenting influenza outbreaks, the Washington Post reports. Experts warn that the flu is unpredictable, but several recent analyses indicate that the death toll is likely to be far lower than the number of fatalities caused by past pandemics.