H1N1 six months later: relief, but winter looms

Friday, October 16, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 9:13 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 16, 2009

ATLANTA — It was six months ago that scientists discovered an ominous new flu virus, touching off fears of a catastrophic global outbreak that could cause people to drop dead in the streets. Doomsday, of course, never came to pass.