Study: Years of Life Lost Due to 2009 H1N1

  1. Good commentary on a preliminary study regarding the statistics of the current pandemic appearing now in PLoS Currents: Influenza, and an article by Robert Roos over at CIDRAP news.

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    With the pandemic virus of 2009 (at least temporarily) on the wane in North America and most of Europe, scientists are now trying to quantify its impact.

    This is not going to be an easy task, nor shall it be accomplished overnight. But the first reviews of the data are coming in, and over time a better picture will emerge.

    One of the big questions is, how shall we calculate the impact?

    And for that, there is no universally accepted answer. But one critical measurement would be in years of life lost (YLL).
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