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No Swine-Flu Shot at Gitmo

The good news: There’s been an increase in the number of swine-flu vaccines available. The bad news: The increase is no match for the fast-spreading disease. “We are seeing a steady increase in the availability of the vaccine, but not as quickly as we’d like it to be,” the CDC’s director says. H1N1 has already caused 1,000 deaths in the U.S. and infected 5 million total, and the government has now received 31.8 million doses of the vaccine for the new breed of flu. The scarcity of the shot led to raised eyebrows (and fists) over reports that Guantanamo detainees would be vaccinated, but the White House is now denying the claims. “There is no vaccine in Guantanamo and there’s no vaccine on the way to Guantanamo,” spokesman Robert Gibbs said.