The H1N1 flu strain first detected in the US in 2009 is thought to have killed more than half a million people around the world, but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans. Photo: Imaginechina The H1N1 flu strain first detected in the US in 2009 is thought to have killed more than half a million people around the world, but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans. Photo: Imaginechina
The H1N1 flu strain first detected in the US in 2009 is thought to have killed more than half a million people around the world, but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans. Photo: Imaginechina

Science vs politics: did the US overreact to the coronavirus outbreak in China?

  • The H1N1 influenza strain in a 2009 pandemic was first detected in the US and killed an estimated half a million people but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans
  • Beijing says Washington’s travel restrictions for China are inappropriate but public health experts say the coronavirus is special cause for concern

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The H1N1 flu strain first detected in the US in 2009 is thought to have killed more than half a million people around the world, but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans. Photo: Imaginechina The H1N1 flu strain first detected in the US in 2009 is thought to have killed more than half a million people around the world, but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans. Photo: Imaginechina
The H1N1 flu strain first detected in the US in 2009 is thought to have killed more than half a million people around the world, but no countries turned away or quarantined Americans. Photo: Imaginechina
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