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*(Original title: Flu forecast is based on suspect data) *
Swine flu is not the alien beast some would have us think.
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued an alarming report on swine flu last week. A typical front-page article about it began, "Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90,000 deaths."