There’s been a lot of talk about this little virus the past couple days, so I figured it might be helpful to connect everybody with some more stories that could help you sort the wheat from the chaff.
And away we go…
- Officials in Mexico are scrambling to find the source of the infection, and it points directly to the story about a pig farm we talked about earlier today.
- CBS reports that the Department of Homeland Security is setting some guidelines for a swine flu quarantine. Fingers crossed we won’t have to use them.
- Dems are jumping on the possibly pandemic as a way to show that they’re offering leadership.
- Two deaths in L.A. county were thought to possibly be related to outbreak, but later were proven not to be.
- The CDC thinks there will be at least some American deaths from the flu with 68 reported cases so far.
- Michele Bachmann actually links swine flu outbreaks to Democratic control. Too bad she’s wrong. Otherwise it totally could have become a campaign issue!
- Including Mexico and the US, 7 countries have reported cases but only the ones in Mexico have proven fatal so far.
- A debate is starting about whether or not this should even be called swine flu because people think they could catch it from pork products.
- And to that point, The Ag Secretary has already stopped calling it swine flu and is not talking about the “2009 H1N1 virus outbreak.”
- A vaccine is on its way, but it could still take a few months to grow.
- Will this outbreak be extremely fatal? David Dobbs doesn’t think so and has some numbers to back it up.
More as it develops…
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