PBS NewsHour: Anatomy of a Pandemic Series

Lectures curated around Anatomy of a Pandemic that examines the major issues surrounding the current swine flu outbreak. The World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak a global pandemic. Worldwide about three thousand people have died as of September 2009. Normal flu seasons kill more than 30,000 people in the US alone every year. And the concern is that the swine flu could be even more deadly. But even if it stays relatively mild, this swine flu scare should serve as a wakeup call to implement highly effective strategies and scientific programs with the potential to permanently protect humans from any killer flu. Anatomy of a Pandemic will look at the real experiences of rolling out the H1N1 vaccination program this fall and will point to lessons for the future. Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for “PBS NewsHour”, reports for this co-production of WETA Washington, D.C., “PBS NewsHour” and Production Group Inc. Related programs: PBS NewsHour: H1N1 Flu: The Next Pandemic? PBS NewsHour: WHO Declares Global Swine Flu Pandemic NPR: Flu Pandemic Much Milder Than Expected NPR: Swine Flu Hits Pandemic Level NPR: When Is A Pandemic Not A Pandemic?

Lectures curated around Anatomy of a Pandemic that examines the major issues surrounding the current swine flu outbreak. The World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak a global pandemic. Worldwide about three thousand people have died as of September 2009. Normal flu seasons kill more than 30,000 people in the US alone every year. And the concern is that the swine flu could be even more deadly. But even if it stays relatively mild, this swine flu scare should serve as a wakeup call to implement highly effective strategies and scientific programs with the potential to permanently protect humans from any killer flu. Anatomy of a Pandemic will look at the real experiences of rolling out the H1N1 vaccination program this fall and will point to lessons for the future. Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for “PBS NewsHour”, reports for this co-production of WETA Washington, D.C., “PBS NewsHour” and Production Group Inc. Related programs: PBS NewsHour: H1N1 Flu: The Next Pandemic? PBS NewsHour: WHO Declares Global Swine Flu Pandemic NPR: Flu Pandemic Much Milder Than Expected NPR: Swine Flu Hits Pandemic Level NPR: When Is A Pandemic Not A Pandemic?