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A Mom in Mexico Asks, "When Is It Overreacting?"

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeannie Ralston

We're living in limbo--should we stay or should we go? As more people don surgical masks in our town, as the WHO raises the pandemic threat level, I'm trying to keep my wits about me.

The Swine Flu Response

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Our public health system has been under-funded for decades and there are many existing gaps that leave us vulnerable, particularly if the swine flu becomes more severe and lethal.

Swine Flu Crib Sheet: The Five Things You Need to Know

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

In the weeks ahead, there will be plenty of hysteria (and misinformation) about the swine flu. If you can, try to focus on what you can control: Your hygiene, your contact with others, and your health.

Swine Flu's Next Stop: The Pantheon of Stillborn Pandemics

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pashman

Even if swine flu eventually kills hundreds of Americans, it still won't be nearly as lethal as the regular flu, which has killed thousands of Americans already this year, just like it does every year.

What Airports and Factory Farms Have in Common: The Possible Smithfield/Swine Flu Connection

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

If a commercial flight is a prime breeding ground for airborne infectious disease, consider the digs of modern hogs: factory farms.

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...

When a Superbug Strikes Close to Home, How Can You Deal With it?

Matthew Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Stein

Imagine a Hurricane Katrina-sized catastrophe occurring in 50 major U.S. cities at the same time, and you have some idea of the worst-case scenario for a crippling global pandemic.

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...

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.

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.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Six (Uncomfortable) Questions about the Swine Flu Outbreak

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Are there enough antiviral medicines to keep us safe? Do face masks protect against swine flu? Is the world ready for a new pandemic?

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...

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.

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.

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...

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who Needs Bioterrorism When We've Got Manure Lagoons?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Nestle: "Our report fully documented how confined animal feeding operations promote transmission of nasty -- and often antibiotic resistant -- microbial diseases."

Swine Flu: White House Says "It's Not A Time To Panic"

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The world's governments raced to avoid both a pandemic and global hysteria Sunday as more possible swine flu cases surfaced from Ca...

WATCH: Why NOT to Worry About Swine Flu

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


WHO Chief: Swine Flu Has "Pandemic Potential"

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's president assumed new powers Saturday to isolate people infected with a deadly swine flu strain as authorities struggled ...

Swine Flu Survival: The Science of a Single Sneeze (and Three Simple Ways to Protect Yourself)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

It may sound obvious, but hand-washing with soap and water for around 20 seconds is the single best thing you can do to prevent swine flu.

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.

World AIDS Day: A Spiritual Approach

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Imagine, in the face of the despair, a young pastor delivering a sermon to a principally gay, male congregation on the spirituality of HIV/AIDS.

EA CEO On Two-Take Bid: "We're Very Confident In This Transaction"

GameSpot | Brendan Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consolidation continues to be a major theme in the gaming industry, as Electronic Arts today made its intentions to acquire Take-Two Interactive publi...

A Most Dangerous Race

Dr. Lynn C. Klotz | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lynn C. Klotz

The United States should take the lead in starting discussions toward an international agreement requiring the strictest oversight and highest biosafety level for research on other potentially highly contagious and lethal pathogens.