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August 7th, 2009
01:17 PM ET

Back-to-school swine flu update

CDC officials have issued new recommendations for how schools should handle H1N1, and unlike last spring, they aren’t recommending schools close down when they have a large number of students with swine flu. CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports on the latest guidelines and has updates about the swine flu vaccine to be released this fall.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Dot Henry

    People screamed and yelled "socialism" when FDR passed social securty. People screamed and yelled "socialized medicine" when Medicare was passed. Those same people will scream and yell if either social security or Medicare is taken away from them. We need these programs AND WE NEED A PUBLIC HEALTH OPTION FOR THIS COUNTRY (even though people will scream and yell until they have to use it). Dot Henry, Charleston, WV

    August 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  2. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    CDC officials had not being clear on their new recommendations. What are Health Problems they refer on their recommendations for people within the range of 25-64 years old? I hope that CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen can have a chance to ask for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Thank God they included Pregnant Woman.

    August 8, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  3. michael armstrong sr.

    The C.D.C. by recommending to keep schools open during large outbreaks of the swine flu will cause parents to protect the well being of there children and themselves promoting home schooling and trueincy .The C.D.C. is exspecting people to trust an untried vaccine even if it does work this flu is contagous and can be spread to people that dont have the vaccine the American people arnt ready to play Rushin rulet with the C.D.C.

    August 8, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  4. Patricia A. of Hampton, VA

    Swine flu aka C.D.C flu
    Since we can't call it swine flu and be politically correct, let's call it C.D.C flu! or TRI flu! for the 3 types of flu involved.
    Let's get a name for it.

    August 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm |
  5. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    This is starting to sound like the Health Care Topic. Now the label being used is the CDC flu. What is wrong with this people? Do they have a medical degree? The CDC has a lot of personnel on their staff that has medical degrees.

    August 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  6. Alex M

    I love how you said "I'm a reporter, I don't encourage anyone to do anything." People like you are why I watch CNN.

    August 24, 2009 at 8:59 am |
  7. Frank Lurz

    Is the H1N1 vaccine we'll be given in United States made in China? If it isn't, does that mean we will have to add our own lead, over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate and other poisonous chemicals?

    September 25, 2009 at 10:52 am |