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China's authoritarianism has apparently helped the country keep a lid on the global H1N1 pandemic. Similarly populated India has experienced nearly 17 times as many deaths from the disease. The United States, with less than a quarter of China's population, has recorded about 133 times as many deaths. (continued)

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For many, swine flu is proving to be more of an inconvenience than a pandemic. One of them is Ray Nagin, who has been quarantined by the Chinese government after traveling on a plane with someone experiencing swine flu symptoms.

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