The CDC reports that over half of those hospitalized with the H1N1 virus in the U.S. are under the age of 25. Only seven percent are over the age of 65, and 12 percent of deaths from the virus are elderly. This is a huge difference from the seasonal flu, which finds that 90 percent killed and 60 percent hospitalized are over the age of 65, Reuters.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has agreed to a runoff election after a UN report found that there was no way for Karzai to have legally won the August presidential election. At the press conference, Karzai was joined by U.S. Senator John Kerry, who is credited with pressuring Karzai to agree to a runoff. The vote will occur on Nov. 7th, Wall Street Journal.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill today allowing Guantanamo Bay detainees to be tried on U.S. soil. The bill states that the government must be provided with an assessment of security risks before an inmate can be brought to the the U.S. The passing is seen as a positive step in helping close the prison, BBC News.