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Liam Donaldson: Swine flu 'less lethal than feared'

New research suggests there have been 26 deaths from swine flu out of every 100,000 cases in England.

The report's authors say this makes the virus far less lethal than was initially feared.

Sir Liam Donaldson told the BBC the majority of those who died from swine flu would have been eligible for vaccination.


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