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June 17th, 2009
09:29 AM ET

Swine Flu: The Story That Won't Go Away

From Elizabeth Cohen
Senior Medical Correspondent

It may have faded from the headlines, but swine flu is still claiming victims. New York City officials announced seven more deaths, bringing the total number there to 23. Heidi and I will be talking about the latest numbers and if , since school is out, we will see fewer cases. Meantime, the FDA is warning against swine flu scams. For the FDA  list of products to avoid, click here.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Mario

    the people that should work for free are the CEOs not the workers

    June 17, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  2. Annie from Ga

    Team work is what it's all about. Couldn't they get the same effect if employees worked a 5 day week and paid for 4 for 6 months be just as effective/

    June 17, 2009 at 9:56 am |
  3. melanie

    Although it could be seen as modern day slavery, one must protect their means of income. British Airways would be smart to make sure management didn't get paid either. (And smarter to broadcast that loudly)

    June 17, 2009 at 9:59 am |
  4. TD

    Heidi, you are looking absolutely great today! Love that cool new dress. It is really showing off your hot legs!


    June 17, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  5. Pete

    "In this sad state of a global economical decline one must remember
    pride does not put food on your table"

    June 17, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  6. Tiffany Burson

    I think airline employees have given up enough!! Many have lost their pensions, while enduring 50% paycuts as well. Airline pilots especially, bear a huge responsibility. Should Sully Sullenberger work for free? I don't think so!

    June 17, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  7. JJ

    Our company has ask all Managers and above to take 6 days off without pay within 6 months and we've all agreed to do it. By doing this our company will save 1.5 million dollars a year.

    June 17, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  8. Sue

    My company offered 10-20 days off at 1/3 pay through August and I jumped at it. I get time off in the summer and I get to keep my vacation.

    June 17, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  9. David

    I agree with all of the five first posts on this blog.

    June 17, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  10. Charlie Erickson

    Wasn't this a thread about Swine Flu?

    It never ceases to amaze me how many people fall victim to scams such as this, but when science tells them what one can and cannot do, and what they should do, they try to find their way around it, or ignore it.

    As it stands right now, only one's own immune system can cure the flu. There are a few anti-virals which help, and there are treatments to alleviate or reduce the severity of the side effects. There are supplements to help bolster the immune system and overall well being, but no available cures; at least not yet.

    For those who are worried about how the flu can kill, It's usually an opportunistic infection which catches hold when the immune system becomes "busy" with and weakened by the flu. Then there's the Cytokine Storm, which is the body's version of the D-Day invasion, being used to put down a riot. They (metaphorically) trip all over themselves and kill the defender, before the attacker is put down.

    Listen to the medical professionals, and those who specializing in reporting on such matters. Ignore all the crazy claims and product exaggerations. When Elizabeth and Dr. Sanjay speak, you should be listening.


    June 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  11. Alex V

    I don’t want to take away anything from Pres. Obama’s recent speech on Serving America, but as he had finished his speech and went to greet and shake hands with the people on the floor, he wiped his nose and then shook hands with a woman. This behavior by anyone gives credence to health issues. This is the sure way to spread any flu germs etc. to others. Advice to the President of the United States, use a tissue. Sorry Mr. President. I believe you’re doing great things that we haven’t seen before. I hope that you continue to do so for the many millions of people that do believe in you, as I do.

    June 25, 2009 at 11:01 am |

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