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October 25th, 2009
09:14 PM ET

H1N1 Declaration Gives Hospitals Flexibility

President Obama's declaration that the swine flu is a national emergency is supposed to give more flexibility for how the outbreak is handled.

So what exactly does that mean?

Fredricka Whitfield put that question to Dr. Manoj Jain, an infectious disease specialist in Memphis, Tennessee.


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  1. Anna

    I am very concerned that the Obama's daughters are not receiving the H1N1 vaccine because they are not high risk". Very baffling since all children 6months to 24years old recommended by CDC to receive the vaccine. If the comment by Gibbs is right then many of the children do not need to be vaccinated.

    October 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  2. jackie mathews

    my daughter called me and said she had heard on cnn that if you born before l950 you did not have to get the h1n1 vaccine, that there was a flu back then similer to h1n1 and people were given a shot. true or false' jackie mathews

    October 27, 2009 at 1:43 pm |