H1N1: One Year Later

April 28, 2010

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A year ago today, H1N1 or “the swine flu?” was festering just below the surface here in Illinois, and on April 29, the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed it—there were nine probable cases in the state, including five in Chicago. The frenzy that followed—mass vaccinations, school closings, and wall-to-wall media coverage may have seemed a little overblown when all was said and done.

To discuss the long-term lessons and future of H1N1 are three guests. Dr. Quentin Young is a medical Renaissance man and newly appointed Illinois Public Health Advocate. Julie Morita is the Immunization Program Medical Director for the Chicago Department of Public Health. And Gabriel Spitzer is WBEZ's health and science reporter.

Music Button:  Medeski Martin and Wood, "Junkyard", from the CD Radiolarians II, (Indirecto)