Date of prediction: 2009-10-27

»”From the information we have, up to 30 percent of the population could catch swine flu. In this event we must unfortunately expect a significant number of deaths,” Androulla Vassiliou told the Die Welt daily.

“The virus may evolve and become significantly more aggressive in the coming months,” she warned, calling for Europeans to “be vigilant” and “not neglect” the socio-economic effects swine flu could have.

“The economic recovery in the EU could be weakened,” the Cypriot commissioner said, citing tourism and the leisure industry as possible sectors to be hit.«

(AFP: Up to 30 percent in EU could catch swine flu: commissioner)

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