Swine Flu Outbreak
Secretary Napolitano briefed reporters and provided updates on U.S. government response to the outbreak of the swine flu. In her… read more
Secretary Napolitano briefed reporters and provided updates on U.S. government response to the outbreak of the swine flu. In her remarks and responses to questions she said that the department’s preparations were as rigorous as if the swine flu was at pandemic status, and included sending doses of anti-viral medication to government employees manning the Mexican border. She also said she had reached out to the governors of the states in which cases of swine flu have surfaced, and said these states and the border states would have priority in accessing the Tamiflu stockpile. Additionally she outlined several precautions and education efforts being taken at transportation hubs, but ruled out closing the boarder with Mexico or restricting air travel, but did stress the need for personal responsibility in preventing the spread of the disease. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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