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Swine Flu Pandemic

H1N1 Quiz: Test Your Swine Flu Savvy

TIME | Amanda Ripley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If, after watching months of hysterical TV coverage of H1N1, or swine flu, you think you already know everything you need to know, you are probably wr...

Many Skeptical About Swine Flu Vaccine | Melissa Healy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Vaccine refusers have long decried vaccine mandates and campaigns as an unwarranted intrusion of parents' and local school boards' rights. And against...

China To Approve Single-Dose Swine Flu Vaccines

AP | GILLIAN WONG and RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The answer may be near to a crucial question about vaccine for the advancing swine flu – one shot or two? Chinese officials say...

What South Africa's Water Trial Can Teach Us About Health Care For All

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Let's hope that the Constitutional Court and the U.S. court of public opinion come to the right conclusion and accept responsibility for essential services.

Swine Flu Hits Children, Minorities Hardest: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Monifa Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Minorities in Chicago were at least four times more likely to be hospitalized for swine flu infections than whites, according to a report released Thu...

Swine Flu May Infect Half The U.S. Population This Year, Cause 90,000 Deaths, Report Says | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Swine flu may infect half the U.S. population this year, hospitalize 1.8 million patients and lead to as many as 90,000 deaths, more than twice the nu...

New York City Schools Prepare For 2nd Outbreak Of Swine Flu

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — At St. Francis Preparatory School this fall, the auditorium will double as a sick room. New York City might make students wash their ...

In India Swine Flu Panic Spreads Faster Than Virus

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, India — The streets of the western city of Pune were half-empty, schools in Mumbai were ordered closed, and people suffering aches fl...

Swine Flu Death Toll In India Reaches 17

The Times of India | TIMESOFINDIA.COM 12 August 2009, 05:11pm IST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PUNE: A 48-year-old driver died of swine flu Wednesday afternoon, as the Sassoon Hospital here registered the fifth death of the day from the H1N1 Swi...

Masturbation and Gay Sex Cause Swine Flu, Apparently

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Normal sexual union," though, is perfectly safe! Hurrah! Score another one for heteros!

US Prepares For Second Wave Of Swine Flu Virus

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the first influenza pandemic in 41 years has spread during the Southern Hemisphere's winter over the past few months, the United States and other n...

Swine Flu Survival Kit: Consumer Reports Guidlines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and colds, a new report from C...

Swine Flu: One Woman's Experience

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

There's a pregnant woman in a local hospital right now on a ventilator, because her case of H1N1 was much more severe and she's fighting for her life.

Swine Flu...Sound Familiar?

Anthony Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anthony Anderson

I've heard that a flu scare is coming this fall again, and vaccinations are going to be pushed upon as many people as possible. Best be prepared.

Swine Flu Could Hit Up To 40% In U.S., Kill Several Hundred Thousand

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — In a disturbing new projection, health officials say up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next and several ...

Illinois Swine Flu Cases Swell To Over 3,300, 15 Deaths

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Health officials say the number of swine flu cases in Illinois has increased to more than 3,300. There have been 15 deaths i...

Argentina Swine Flu Epidemic Closes Schools, Theaters

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's vacation time in the Northern Hemisphere as families pile into cars for a day at the beach. But in South America, it's winter, and this year that...

Soap, Schools and Swine Flu

Deanna Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deanna Neil

No soap. Not even a dispenser. Enraged, I walked out into the hall. There, standing in perfect contrast, was a laminated poster explaining each step of how to properly wash your hands.

Swine Flu Traced To 1918 Pandemic

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Swine flu penetrates deeper into the lungs and can inflict more damage than ordinary seasonal flu, scientists have found. The discovery could explain...

Sarah "Barracuda" Doesn't Sleep With The Fishes!

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

She is not a narcissist. She just has the good sense to realize she is better and more deserving than most people to rule the planet and prepare humanity for the end of days.

Swine Flu Epidemic: Argentina Declares Health Emergency In Buenos Aires

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Authorities in Argentina's capital and Buenos Aires province declared health emergencies and extended school vacations...

Doctors Say Swine Flu Parties Not A Good Idea

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Throwing "swine flu parties" in an attempt to get immunity against the virus while it is a fairly mild form is not a good idea, doctors say....

Swine Flu Hajj Threat Voiced By Health Experts

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic diseases should stay away from the annual hajj pilgrimage in...

Swine Flu Tamiflu Resistance Found In Denmark

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have established the first case of the new H1N1 influenza strain showing resistance to Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug, Danish officia...

The Coming Ethical Crisis: Oxygen Rationing

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

One of the questions that will face our society when a future pandemic proves more deadly is how our public health authorities ought to allocate ventilators.