Swine flu graph update — A(H1N1) hits phase 6 and “moderate” severity
I wrote about A(H1N1) (alias “swine flu”) last week.
A reader requested an updated graph, so I’ve provided that below. Significantly, today WHO declared that A(H1N1) entered phase 6 and was “moderately” severe. Since the new phase system WHO has developed really doesn’t consider severity and only looks at how far widespread an influenza outbreak is, phase 6 (and all of the phases) are, in my uneducated and biased opinion, relatively meaningless.
The graph shows that the merely-linear increase in cases is still in place. No signs (yet) of exponential growth.