(Why more deaths from H1N1 now than last time – where is the leakage in control & monitoring? Image source: http://www.javno.com)
As at yesterday, Malaysia recorded the 13th death from H1N1 and unfortunately, recent deaths involve young children.
Why we did not see many deaths at the start of the outbreak and only after thousands of people have recovered, we are seeing more deaths on daily basis? Was it because we were more alert at the start of the outbreak?
The question then arises is whether the Government had lax on their close monitoring of the H1N1 flu pandemic. Thrown into this equation is people’s attitude towards the flu and responsiveness of the local hospitals in detecting the virus.
Meanwhile, I will be flying on an assignment and will be out of Malaysia for the next 2 weeks, thus blogging may be sporadic. Hopefully, the situation in Malaysia will improve by the time I come back