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40% in Ukraine see flu epidemic as political technology

Posted by the Editor on November 27, 2009


News / 27 November 2009 | 14:42

40% in Ukraine see flu epidemic as political technology

40.3% of Ukrainians polled by the FOM-Ukraine say a public excitement surrounding a growing number of flu and ARI ill patients is a political technology aimed at distracting people’s attention from more important problems, according to National radio.

Meanwhile, 25.6% say the current influenza epidemic is an ordinary season factor, 21.7% – ordinary flu epidemic in Ukraine and 2.8% failed to answer. Asked whether you or members of your family were down with influenza or acute respiratory illness in a period from late October, 71.6% of respondents answered negatively and 27.6% said ‘yes’. The opinion poll was conducted November 18-19 with 1,000 pollees from 85 Ukrainian cities.

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