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Was H1N1 flu scare a costly 'hoax'?

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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 11:44 am, Thu Dec 2, 2010.

In early spring 2009, news reports from Veracruz, Mexico, reported an outbreak of a flu-like illness that affected children and young adults.

What has happened since has been called a “hoax” by some and a triumph of public health policies by a few. How can anyone complain about an event causing less harm than predicted?

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