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Grim Swine Flu Prediction

/ Source: KARK 4 News

White House science advisers have issued a report urgently calling on the federal government to help drug makers speed up their production of H1N1 vaccines.

Only 45 million vaccines are currently slated to be ready by mid-October, when up to 160-million will be needed.

The report predicts swine flu could hit up to half the American population this winter.

It's expected to kill 90-thousand people and jam hospitals with up to two-million infected patients.

The World Health Organization has already warned the northern hemisphere to brace for the worst as flu season begins. Read more atarkansasmatters.com.