* more than 200,000 Americans had been hospitalized -- about the same number who are affected by seasonal flu in an entire year.
* and some 85 million doses of the vaccine had been made available for distribution so far, with 12 million more doses added this week.
The World Health Organization is defending itself against the charge that it exaggerated the risks of H1N1
The US numbers are not in sync with the World numbers which are At least 8,768 people worldwide have been killed by A/H1N1 influenza, an increase of 942 in the past week (reported Dec 4, 2009)
The Center for Disease Control provides an H1N1 (Swine Flu) update
Flu season statistics