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Asia Johnson receives an intranasal H1N1 vaccine, Boston, Oct. 9, 2009. (AP)
Asia Johnson receives an intranasal H1N1 vaccine, Boston, Oct. 9, 2009. (AP)

H1N1 “swine flu” is different. Fully a third of those it kills are healthy, robust, often young.

Last week, H1N1 vaccine began its national rollout. The public still has questions.

Pundit Bill Maher told fans, “If u get a swine flu shot ur an idiot." Medical professionals say you may be an idiot if you don’t.

This Hour, On Point: We'll we’ll look at the new pandemic, with questions and answers on H1N1 and the swine flu vaccination program unfolding across the country right now.

You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Maggie Fox, health and science editor at Reuters

Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

William Schaffner, professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Some answers on the H1N1 vaccine, at the NY Times.

This program aired on October 12, 2009.

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