California Grappling With Flu, Waiting for Vaccine
On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) released half of the state's stockpile of N95 respirators to help hospitals in California deal with an influx of H1N1 flu patients.Â The move comes as state Public Health Officer Mark Horton announced that flu activity in California is at the level of the peak of a regular flu season. The state has received about 1.7 million doses of the 20 million doses of H1N1 vaccine that are allocated for California this year.
- "Swine Flu Surges in California, but Vaccine Remains Scarce" (Lin, Los Angeles Times, 10/23).
- "Inland Region Hospitals Seeing Increase in Flu-Like Symptoms" (Hines, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 10/22).