Almost one in two Greeks say they will not get the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available, despite the government’s plans to inoculate the entire population against the potentially fatal virus.

According to a survey conducted by the University of Athens and the Opinion polling company, 33.3 percent of some 3,000 households questioned said they would «definitely not» be getting the jab, while 14.3 percent said they would «probably not» got to the special inoculation centers being set up around the country.

One in five of those questioned said that there is «no chance» of them being infected by the virus, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide this year, in the next six months. One in three said that there is only «a small chance» that they will contract swine flu.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_2_05/10/2009_111276

 

Canada
•  Preteen died of H1N1 in Cornwall area Ontario (Link)
•  3 NBA Toronto Raptors players out with ILI  (Link)

Denmark
•  Minks infected with H3N2 (Link)

Greece
•  Greece will start vaccinating Nov. 10 (Link)
•  Greece will vaccinate entire population (Link)
•  Athens child died of probable H1N1 (Link)

India
•  13 new deaths, total now 444 dead from H1N1, 90 new cases (Link)
•  India’s toll now 444 (Link)
•  Tamil Nadu “concealing” cases and deaths according to source (Link)

Indonesia
•  Health Ministry To Reopen Namru (Link)

Israel
•  Israeli Company Says it Developed Super-Vaccine for Flu (Link)
•  Israeli Super-Vaccine for Flu Reported (but vaccine hasn’t been tested yet) (Link)
•  2 more deaths, total now 34 dead from H1N1  (Link)

Jordan
•  3rd death from H1N1 confirmed, 15 yr old girl (Link)

Lebanon
•  Pregnant woman died of H1N1 (Link)

Nepal
•  WHO gearing up anti-flu drive for winter (Link)

New Zealand
•  ESBL superbug infections in Auckland hospitals (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi shuts two schools after swine flu deaths (Link)
•  Swine flu kills two Saudi youths (Link)
•  Swine flu outbreak at school spreads panic  (Link)

South Africa
•  Bird flu (H7N7?): farms quarantined (Link)

Sri Lanka
•  Prevention, quarantine best method to combat virus (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Swine flu claims two more Scots (Link)
•  Sussex cases up 300% in 4 weeks (Link)

United States
•  Washington, DC: Unplugged: H1N1 Cases Overestimated? (Link)
•  US: Push Is on for New Flu Drugs in Pipeline (Link)
•  AZ: Hopi artist succumbs to H1N1 (Link)
•  CA: 8 infected with rare form of typhus near U.S. Los Angeles (Link)
•  FL: Palm Beach Parents infuriated over wait for swine flu vaccine (Link)
•  IL: Illinois confirms 2 more deaths, and 66 ‘new’ ILI hospitalized (Link)
•  KY: 2 more deaths confirmed in Kentucky, total now 10 (Link)
•  MN: Hospital executive, 54, died of suspected H1N1 (Link)
•  NM: New Mexico’s capital, Santa Fe, health providers “slammed” by H1N1 (Link)
•  NY: Death of 5th grader (Link)
•  OR: After getting swine flu, boy nearly dies from bacterial meningitis (Link)
•  RI tracking swine flu through electronic records (Link)
•  WY: A physician’s assistant working long hours for us all (Link)

Vietnam
•  4 more deaths, 2 pregnant women, 1 infant, total deaths 31 (Link)

General
•  Brookings report on school closure and costs (Link)

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