H1N1 Swine Flu Emergency: What Does It Mean?

A national emergency conjures up images of major disaster like hurricanes and floods, not something as seemingly innocuous as the flu. But with infection levels rising across the nation, President Obama isn't taking any chances: He declared swine flu a national emergency. The question is: How does declaring swine flu a national emergency, practically change the fight against the epidemic? In essence, it gives hospitals the freedom and flexibility they need to start treating the virus like...Full Story
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