Flu epidemic exposes U.S. risk management flaws

A nurse administers a shot of Influenze virus vaccine to patient

Nurse Donna Riccardi administers a shot of Influenze virus vaccine to patient Deanna Joa at the New York Downtown Hospital in New York January 10, 2013. The country is in the midst of what is being described as a flu epidemic with much higher numbers of the sickness being reported than usual, according to local media. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly