A surge in swine flu cases in New York state prompted Gov. David Paterson to declare a state of emergency yesterday. The move expands the categories of health care professionals who can administer the H1N1 vaccine, once a lot of it is available, to include dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists. While the state has seen 75 swine flu deaths since April, Paterson stressed that the order should be no cause for panic, CNN reports.
Nine other states have taken, or are about to take, similar moves, the New York Times reports. .