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Swine Flu Pandemic

Trumping Fears of the Other: Media and the Politics of Contagion

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media
Paul Stoller

We live in fearful times. Many people seem to be afraid of almost everything--sharks, contaminated foods, polluted water, heat waves, droughts, flood...

Would Ted Cruz Blame Reagan for the Failed Iran Hostage Rescue?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

We could blame Ike for starting the Korean War, knock George W. Bush for not stopping the USS Cole bombing, accuse Bill Clinton of not stopping the L.A. Riots of 1992 or even blame Reagan for the 1980 recession. Or presidential candidates could learn to see when the job that they aspire to actually begins.

The Parenting Fear I Couldn't Escape -- And Still Apologize For

Julia Fierro | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Julia Fierro

We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.

The News About Tamiflu: It Doesn't Work

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.

How Slum Residents Fight Against Malaria, TB, Dengue Fever and Swine Flu

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?

Why You Should Get The Flu Shot, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman thinks you should get the flu shot. When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Dr. Snyderman expl...

How Many People Actually Got Swine Flu During The 2009 Pandemic?

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least one in five people worldwide were infected with swine flu during the first year of...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Pandemics May Be Linked To Weather Patterns, Researchers Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

A shifting global climate pattern could portend a flu pandemic, and possibly an opportunity to stop the virus early, a study suggests. The link, a...

Contagion Grips 'Flublogia'

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Peter Christian Hall

What, I've been wondering, do the real flu bloggers -- who don't even accept advertising on their sites, lest an ad for Tamiflu sap pop up next to a story on antivirals -- think of Contagion's greedy Alan Krumwiede?

A Hidden Epidemic

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ray Suarez

Like any society on earth, the United States has to decide how to spend public money. Simple as that: economy, from a Greek word meaning household man...

'Tis the Season to Fight Flu Fatigue

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Levi

In the midst of flu season, we, at the Trust for America's Health, want to remind everyone that a flu shot is good for you and those around you...your...

Swine Flu: What To Do?

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

From what you may have read, you might think that the swine flu vaccine is the answer to swine flu. Unfortunately this is not true and until we know that the vaccine is safe, I cannot in good conscience recommend it to most of my patients.

The Tamiflu in the Closet

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

The topic of swine flu is getting nudged from the front page by stories that are actually and quantifiably big. For the moment, the networks are shedd...

Is Our Health Care System a Homeland Security Liability?

Peter Katona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Katona

As the earthquake in Haiti reminds us, large-scale disasters often occur without warning and, can tax global medical resources and logistics capabilities to the brink.

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

Swine Flu Vaccine: Why You Should Stop Worrying and Roll Up Your Sleeve

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

When we're bombarded with information (and opinion), experts say our brains simply aren't wired to balance risk vs. benefit and make sound decisions. Simply put, too many of us worry about the wrong things.

Swine Flu Vaccine Influx Arrives In Suburban Cook, But More Needed

Chicago Pubic Radio | Gabriel Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Suburban Cook County just got an influx of pandemic flu vaccine, but their supply still lags behind Chicago's....

Swine Flu Fears Shut Down St. Charles East High School

NBC Chicago | STEVE BRYANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban high school is shutting down until Monday after 900+ students called in sick with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday, according to a school super...

Are We Ready for a Flu Pandemic?

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Edolphus Towns

With the height of the flu season quickly approaching and our children heading back into the classroom, I recently led a full Committee hearing to examine the Obama Administration's Flu Vaccine program.

Mutation Found In Swine Flu Strain In Europe; Drug Resistant and Harsher Symptoms | Michelle Fay Cortez & Marianne Stigset | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

European public health officials are investigating a handful of swine flu infections in Norway and Wales in which the virus mutated to a form that's m...

Afghanistan's Only Pig Placed In Swine Flu Quarantine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- By Afghan standards, it's a panic of apocalyptic proportions: A state of emergency has been declared; parents are scaring their ...

Worst-Case Swine Flu Outbreak Could Overwhelm Local Hospitals

Chicago Tribune | William Mullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For a mere peek into the potential difficulties of managing a worst-case outbreak of swine flu, one need only look back at a few weeks in May at Child...

St. Athanasius Closed: Evanston Elementary School Shut Down After Swine Flu Scare

CBS2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A rash of students out sick with flulike symptoms has shut down a Roman Catholic elementary school in Evanston....

Swine Flu: Albany Spends $19,000 On Anti-Swine Flu Hand Sanitizer

New York Politics News, Reaction, and Analysis | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Swine flu is upon us. And New York has responded, in part, by spending over $19,000 on 546 hand sanitizer dispensers that are now dotting the walls of...

Swome FCorporate Employers Got Scarce Flu Vaccine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the swine flu vaccine was most scarce, health officials gave thousands of doses to corporate clinics at Walt Disney World, Toyota, defense contra...