Swine flu care may swamp health system, Lieberman says

October 22, 2009
by Pat Wechsler

Connecticut may see more than one million people contract H1N1 flu, with 17,300 hospitalizations, Lieberman said, quoting a study by the Washington-based nonpartisan Trust for America's Health. That number is "150 percent" of the state's hospital-bed capacity, Lieberman said.

"I want to stress my concern that hospitals and public health departments won't have the capacity to care for the surge of people who may need hospitalization," he said.

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