U.S. president declares A(H1N1) flu national emergency

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — U.S. President Barack Obama has declared A(H1N1) flu a "national emergency," the White House said on Saturday.

A proclamation about the emergency signed by Obama would allow medical authorities to bypass certain federal requirements, a move described as similar to a declaration ahead of a hurricane making landfall.

The epidemic disease, which is rampant in the United States, has resulted in death of more than 1,000 American people. (PNA/Xinhua)

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One Response to “U.S. president declares A(H1N1) flu national emergency”

  1. Andy on October 26th, 2009 7:38 am

    I don’t believe the Swine Flu is a ‘National Emergency’, and I only think this will draw more panic among the public.

    Seems more like a distraction to keep attention from all the other problems that don’t seem to be on their way to being fixed anytime soon.