Swine flu death toll was much more than initially reported

  • Reports from WHO initially indicated that 18,631 people died from the "swine-flue" epidemic in 2009. However, a recent study revealed that the number was 203,000 instead. 

    Researchers calculated a global death toll by looking at respiratory deaths in 20 nations. "Deaths that occurred late in the winter of 2009-2010 and in later pandemic waves were missed in this analysis," they wrote. 

    Experts also mentioned that the toll could hit 400,000 if they resulted from cardiovascular disease due to the swine-flu. Another new finding suggests that 85 percent of those who died were below the age of 65. 

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