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Swine Flu Pandemic

Let's Talk About Peace in the Mid-East

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Newman

Despite the stalled peace process, we shouldn't give up hope. Bold individuals are demonstrating their commitment to dialogue.

SWINE FLU: Egypt Slaughters All Pigs To Prevent Outbreak

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Egyptian government began slaughtering pigs today as a preventative measure to stop the spread of the swine flu, reports the AP. Over 300,000 p...

How the Swine Have Stopped Us from Hugging

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

What we Latinos have for so long regarded as a cultural positive has backfired on us. That's right -- the Latino impulse to embrace people may help to spread the swine flu.

Don't Shake Hands With a Mexican

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The reporters at yesterday's White House press briefing were determined to make swine flu not just big news, but practically Watergate.

Swine Flu Quarantines Planning Memo Sent Out By Department Of Homeland Security

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has sent a memo to some health care providers noting procedures to be followed if the swine flu outbreak even...

Marcus Baram

Flu Pandemic: U.S. Still Not Prepared, Warns Government Watchdog | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are still major gaps in national and state plans to prepare for an influenza pandemic, according to recent reports issued by the Government Acco...

Understanding the Threat of a Flu Pandemic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

Unlike its cousin H5N1, the new virus indeed passes quickly and efficiently between people, even those never exposed to pigs or birds.

Swine Flu Threatens To Be Deadlier Than SARS, Bird Flu

Inter Press Service | Marwaan Macan-Markar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Apr 29 (IPS) - When the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the influenza pandemic alert from phase three to an ominous phase four warning...

Swine Flu's Potential Economic Effects: Mexico's Tourism, Retail Sure To Suffer

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wachovia has issued a report that gives a cursory overview of how the swine flu crisis will effect Mexico as well as international economies, based pr...

Swine Flu Environment Blogs: HuffPost Editors' Picks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Swine flu talk has swept the nation, and HuffPost is no exception. Here are five environment-related swine flu blog posts, hand-picked by HuffPost's b...

Swine Flu? Try a Sockful of Onions

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

Before the days of modern medicine, people relied on folk remedies. To ward off the flu, for example, you might have to wear a sock full of onions eat...

The World In Photos: April 28, 2009

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...

Swine Flu: Conservatives Blame Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media hosts, including Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck, have placed the blame for the spread of swine flu to the United States squarely on...

Swine Flu: Trying to Think Correctly

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Nobody wants to overreact, but nobody wants to be caught unprepared. Responsible members of the media are faced with the difficult task of properly informing without needlessly alarming the public.

"Patient Zero" Identified in Mexican Flu Outbreak?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Kirby

Mexican Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova announced Monday evening that officials have identified what they believe to be the earliest known case of the swine flu outbreak.

Jason Linkins

GOP Stripped Flu Pandemic Preparedness From Stimulus [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[UPDATED, below] [with reporting from Ryan Grim] Remember way back in the day, President Obama delivered his Not Really The State Of The Union addre...

The Politics of a Potential Pandemic: From Sebelius to Smithfield

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

GOP obstruction is literally interfering with the functioning of the Federal government during a time of crisis.

GOP Still Filibustering Sebelius Despite Flu Outbreak

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So Kathleen Sebelius will get her confirmation vote as Health and Human Services secretary tomorrow in the Senate -- but even with the flu outbreak, h...

Pray Away the Swine Flu

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marianne Williamson

Dear God, Please take away the swine flu. Amen According to Martin Luther King, Jr. there is a power in us more powerful than the power of bullets. ...

Mexico Combats Swine Flu With Forced Quarantines

Christian Science Monitor | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Streets in Mexico City that are normally choked with traffic were free-flowing over the weekend. Bars and churches were shut, and parks were empty. Th...

Obama's Swine Flu Challenge

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Swine flu politics is back. It helped claim the career of a president more than 30 years ago.

Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are "Breeding Grounds" of Swine Flu Pandemic

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Kirby

We do know that Mexican pigs with swine flu are being destroyed. And we know that Mexican lawmakers think that confined animal feeding operations are making people sick.

Swine Flu: Science Races To Parse New Virus

Wall Street Journal | GAUTAM NAIK and BETSY MCKAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Avian flu and SARS rudely awoke the world to the possibility of a new pandemic. Could a seemingly more mundane bug now put the world to the test? The...

H1N1 "Swine" Flu: A Global Wake-Up Call

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Historically, disease outbreaks affect many sectors of society; in the case of the H1N1 flu, world leaders fear that a pandemic could derail global economic recovery.

GOP Reaffirms Pro-Swine Position

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"The Republican Party has traditionally been the pro-swine party," said GOP strategist Karl Rove on Fox News. "This is a moment in our history when everyone must ask themselves: Are you with the pigs, or are you against them?"