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April 30th, 2009
05:08 PM ET

A pig farmer's take on flu fears

They remember what happened to the cattle market, back in the "mad cow" days. And pig farmers are worried.

Texan J.R. Fortner was kind enough to join Kyra for a live interview.

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  1. Robert Vandy

    CNN and Lou Dobbs
    You should be ashamed of your selves for perputuating this Swine Flu hystery
    257 cases World wide, give me a break. 36,000 people a year die in the US during the flu season and you use this opportunity to speak.
    I have been a viewer but now realize cnn and Lou are like all the rest, any opportunity to be on stage. God help us if a real crisis occurs , the country certainly won`t be able to count on your broadcast to report the honest truth.
    Dear Lou , I guess your salary justifies what your willing to submit yourself to.
    And you free enterprise supporters wonder why when years gone by the military took over the radio broadcast. Can`t count on the likes of you can we. It`s always about the Almighty Buck huh?
    Keep counting on the hangers on that you surround yourself with to remind you how wonderful you are, most likely the only way you can look yourself in the mirror each day.
    By the way I`m 62 years old , married , work for the same company for 41 years., not a crack pot.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  2. Shane

    H1N1. The same profile as the bird flu of the last 3 to 5 years. In that time the scientists that develop vaccines could have had a huge stockpile of this H1N1 type ready for the people of this country. What gives? It seems kind of ironic how our country falls apart economicaly and then the H1N1 that you have been screaming about is finaly here and it will take 2 months for a vaccine to be incorperated?! 1 of 2 things are going to happen or maybe both. Lots of people die because (WHO) ever is in control wants them to. This will create panic and chaos. And on the economy. When people run out of time on their unemployment and there are still no jobs to be found for the mid to lower classes. There will be a class war. You don't want to know what will happen when that time comes.

    May 1, 2009 at 2:11 am |
  3. michael armstrong sr.

    dear american morning what the american people should do is eat only pork raised here at home thats what i do i totaly piged out on pork chops last night and the day before i guess you could say i made a pig of my self oink oink .

    May 1, 2009 at 6:33 am |
  4. kelly

    please upload the video of you interviewing the CDC lady yesterday!!! I need to see it again and its not on youtube. you were pushing her on the issue of calling it swine flu...she was being evasive about the origin and said that it really didnt matter where it came from. OF COURSE it matters where it came from so we can stop it from happening again! Its the pig farms down there and the disgusting inhumane, unsanitary conditions in the farms. They're trying to protect industry at the cost of human health! I think so many mexicans died becuase of a bacteria issue down there that combined w/ the flu, possibly since they were all complaining about respiratory issues around the farms!

    May 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  5. Denise

    If we are told that the flu does NOT come from pigs, but some profile on the virus is similar........................why is Egypt killing 350,000 pigs and why should any pig farmers worry? The media over covers the story and starts panic. thousands die from regular seasonal flu every year – any that's not in the news. Even with the flu shots.

    May 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  6. Carrie A

    Hi Kelly! We had to go to "plan B"... but we've posted that interview. Thanks for watching our show. 🙂

    May 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

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