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Today, it’s about the swine flu — a few reads that cut through some of the journalistic hype.

The WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan has issued a statement raising the influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5.

Katherine Harmon interviews Chris Olsen on what makes the current strain of flu different and how it might be treated.

Emily Singer summarizes the status of direct studies of the genetic sequence of the virus.

Alexis Madrigal suggests that Google’s search data could have provided an early warning about the swine flu outbreak.

Written by Al Stevens

April 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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