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April 28th, 2009
03:04 PM ET

Swine Flu Concerns

We've noticed that a lot of you are writing in about swine flu, which shows how concerned you are.  There's no question that it's spreading fast, but as you saw on Monday's show, there are some steps you can take to stay safer: 

-Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

-Keep your hands clean by washing or sanitizing them

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Many people who've gotten this virus have already recovered from it, like you recover from the regular flu.  But if you notice any symptoms like a fever, chills, exhaustion or achiness, be sure to go to the doctor.

And if you'd like to share your thoughts on this disease, feel free to comment right here.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (423 Responses)
  1. josh

    Obama should be rated an A because he knows whats he with the ecomny,also with the schools. But I think he should fous more on the jobs.

    April 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  2. christian

    Im sure that many people (including I) are concernd about this recent outbreak of "Swine Flu." Im am also taking every bit of advice that I have heard, from CNN and other sources. 🙂

    April 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  3. BOBBY

    THIS IS KINDA SCARY!!!!!!!!! JK!!! IT IS STILL WERID TO KNOW THAT I COULD GET SICK. I HATE BEING SICK!

    April 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  4. Ty

    it just like a moderized plauge

    April 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  5. ghosty

    poooooooor people i feel so bad 4 them but i don't really get y they r wearing the masks its kind of silly because they r getting sick though touching things y not wear goves?

    April 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  6. Tiffany

    i think he is horrible bottom line!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  7. emma

    This is awful! I feel so bad for these people! They should be wearing gloves. Hope swine flu doesn't come here!

    April 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  8. kayla

    I think it is horrible and people should not just were mask but gloves. i dont understand why people are getting sick from it i thought pigs only had swine flu.

    April 28, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  9. Mary

    i think it is awful! and i feel really bad for those people! =[ !

    April 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  10. Jennifer

    The swine flu has impacted manys lifes. It's really scary for me, because I have to worry about catching it. Some of my teachers and friends are sick, and what if they had it. Right now, my throat actually hurts, so what if I have it? This is freaky!

    April 28, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  11. kathleen

    The Swine flu is increasing each and everyday. Mostly in Mexico, the United States has this sickness too. My personal believe is to not get worried right now we at this point only have 50 people with this sickness.

    April 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  12. Ben

    The Flu kills people everyday so i don't see why everyone is freaking about it. yes, i know this is the Swine Flu but all 20 cases in the U.S have made a full recovery.Over-rated in my opinion.

    April 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  13. Rachel

    I think that this disease is the people's fault for not being more sanitary. Some reports say that even doctors don't even wash their hands. That's scary. Hand washing is a definite annoyance, but you have to do it anyway. I even skip out sometimes.

    April 28, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  14. Sheldon

    This is a very scary thing and I hope they get a vaccine quick or we are going to be in trouble

    April 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  15. Barrett

    It's terrible that this is happening, but if there are only 75 cases (as of now) in the entire world, why worry about it so much? There are billions and maybe trillions of people, and only 75 have been infected. Obama has a state of emergency! Why? I would think that he would say that when more people get infected, and in America too.

    April 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  16. Nick

    The press is totally exaggerating the swine flu. 21 cases in the US? Oh my gosh! Out of 300 million people, that's not even a fraction of a percent.

    April 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  17. julian

    you know what i might start washing me hands.becausei dont want to be washed up with the flu

    April 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  18. Megan

    i dont think this should be a state emegency for the us but in mexico cause we dont have a enough ppl in the us for a state emergency!!!!!! in Mexico though there is enough ppl for a state emergency. to keep healthy we should wash our hands a lot and cover r hands of course!!!!!! i also dont get y they should JUST cover there moutnh y not ur hands to???????? i mean carl azuz just said that u get diseases from ur hands mostly. i mean the computer im typing on could have the SWINE FLU on it!!!!!!!! THAT IS CREEPY AND SCARY!!!!! i wish u all good health and hope ur computer doesnt have SWINE FLU on it!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:12 pm |
  19. Lauren

    Overall, I would give President Obama a standing ovation throughout his first 100 days in office. Though this is still early in his presidency, he is starting to fulfill the promises he has made and is doing a good job at pursuing them. Some of these promises are like fixing some international affairs with foreign countries. I also feel that he has done a great job of working with his cabinet and helping to fix the economy. JOB WELL DONE OBAMA!!! Keep up the good work!!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  20. Sarah

    Why should The US be worried about this flu if we hardly have an affect on it? But I do feel sorry for the people in South America.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
  21. Da'jon

    I'm really concerned about about people getting the Swine Flu and all, but what I'm really concerned about getting the disease myself. I mean, you never know who's got it. The people that has it probably doesn't know that they have it either. THIS IS CRAAAZY!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  22. Nikki

    I think that Swine Flu is very scary, but if you have good health, and do all the things that help you stay healthy, (washing your hands, keeping your hands away frome your eyes, nose, and mouth, etc) then we can stay healthy and won't have to worry about getting the disease. And so far there are not many cases, so I think that if professional doctors had the right equipment, and went to places that don't have very good equipment, then that might solve the problem altogether. If not, then at least some people will get better?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm |
  23. Miranda

    The swine flu sounds really REALLY scary. Im afraid that Im going to get it. I wouldnt know what that would do to me and my family.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  24. Ashley

    I think we should be more carefull in airports and other places. I think we need to wash our hands more and be carefull what you touch. I hope they stop the spread. I dont want to get it or anybody else.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  25. John

    This has scared many people in my school, but over 130 people die each year from the common cold and influenza.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm |
  26. Tristen

    I think that the swine flu is a giant concern for antone. It is scaring many people because it seems to be turning into a pandemic. Despite this i feel that we will rise up from it, just like we have with other plagues and epidemics.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm |
  27. Hayley

    I am concerned about this flu because I am from a small town and if one person were to get it everyone could!how do you feel about it?

    April 28, 2009 at 11:36 pm |
  28. Danielle

    SCARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:53 am |
  29. Bella

    I think we have to be careful and prepare for the swine flu. Even though the doctors can cured the people who have the swine flu, the best way is to prepare this disease by yourself in easier ways like cover your nose and mouth and keep your body clean.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:26 am |
  30. Dave

    I woulds say that there can be exception for some of the symptoms. For example people who work night shifts or extra time can be exhausted and tired. Examples would be pilot, flight steward, etc. On the other hand many people go to the gym and have higher chances to get a swine flu. As far as not breathing, many people have asthma and they take medicine for it and if they god for bid will not be able to breathe may think it is a swine flu. Also the symptoms of this flu listed above are common for many senior citizens. Technically why doesn't some trucks go out and spray some sort of a thing in the environment to stop from spreading. Also you will need to consider that it is summer time and many will wear shorts. I think wearing full clothes would be easier not to get the flu but impossible to do in the summer time. Well I think that today we have a good media coverage but no source of seriousness and are not mature. But before there was no source of media but atleast the people were mature and took things seriously. may Good bless all of us...

    April 29, 2009 at 4:55 am |
  31. Lucy

    I live in Auckland, New Zealand! That's what I'm scared of!
    A school which had went to Mexico for a trip is not far from where I'm living. I am really worried so I keep washing my hands right away after I touch dirty stuff.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:04 am |
  32. Colin

    ya this is a very serious flu it doesnt kill much but people shud still stay aware and try a prevent this to happening to them

    April 29, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  33. alex

    the sline flu is pretty bad. i wouldn't want to have it.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  34. annie

    OMG!!!!I'm really scared I think it is a bigger threat then people think I think we need to shut down all travel and take bigger precautions.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  35. Beau

    I think it is a big deal for us here because we don't want it to spread all over North America and even into different countries. I'm glad that our state hasn't had any sign of the swine flu here.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  36. Lindsay

    I'm worried about the flu because if I get it, who will take care of me? I do not want my parents to get sick because of me.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  37. Anna

    I think that it's really creepy, but you never know exactly what will happen before it happens, maybe it will be a pandemic, or maybe it's just a scare. It is spreading though, that's obvious.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  38. forest

    I think this disease will get very far.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  39. morgan

    the swine flu is scary! i hope that it doesn't spread more!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  40. Sean

    I don't see why we don't have a cure yet. In 1918, we put one virus in a lot of water and made it into a vaccine. It doesn't sound a whole lot like rocket science to me. It may be more complicated though. I don't know, I just ramble. : )

    April 29, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  41. Cailean

    I don't understand why it has only killed people in Mexico and not America
    I wonder how long it will take until they get a cure

    April 29, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  42. Addie

    I think that a lot of people don't really take it seriously that the Swine flu is a DEADLY disease. And they need to. I think that all people that are travlingshould really take it seriously and be really careful not to spread it and give it to other countries.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  43. Jake

    Swine Flu is just a rising fear. The disease isn't as deadly as some of the stupid things people do because of it. It's simple to avoid if everyone tries.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  44. Matt

    i think theres about a 20% chance of this being the next pandemic 30% chance of it just being an epidemic in Mexico and a 50% chance that it will be gone in a few months because people are doing the right things such as trying to contain it in just Mexico and bringing out flu vaccine.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  45. Brittani

    I am really concerned about the swine flu because what happens when you get it you don't know if you'll survive or not. and I also feel really bad for the people in mexico because the people who have already died from it have like left there family but it's not there families fault that they got the virus or the people who are spreading it It's the first person who was sick and than got even worse and that's probably how it got started

    April 29, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  46. amirah

    The swine flu is a scary epidemic spreading through the world at a considerable rate. Everyone should take precautions and be careful!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:19 am |
  47. Isabelle

    The swine flu is a scary epidemic which is scaring many people. I believe we should take all the precautions we can and hang in there!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:25 am |
  48. Nicole

    I think people are taking it too seriously. It seems like the media WANTS to create panic so there is more news to talk about.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:29 am |
  49. Lyssa

    I think that peps should cover there mouth and wash there hand's after every meal or after they go to the bathroom.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:30 am |
  50. Erin

    I think that it is really scary that such a dangerous virus is circulating and that we can't do alot to stop it.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  51. Will

    I think it is very bad that yet another disease has spread but i am glad that we have recognized it quickly and spread the word. Hopefully almost everyone has been informed and are taking advice on how to prevent swine flu. I personally don't think we should be considering it a pandemic just yet and if we take the necessary precautions maybe we will be able to put swine flu behind us like other diseases in the past (polio for example).

    April 29, 2009 at 9:21 am |
  52. Erin

    Uh oh!! I hope this doesn't turn into a death killing spree I am worried because this disease is spreading rapidly!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  53. Ellie

    the swine flu is spreading fast and I think that the people in america are doing fine but still need it to stop from spreading any father.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  54. Joey

    I think that it's good that people are recovering from the swine flu, and ya it's just good.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  55. Lauren

    I will defenetly take in the tips you have said, and hope I don't get swine flew.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  56. Isaac

    this is horrible i really hope it doesnt come here they should wear gloves not masks

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  57. Jayson

    I think this swine flu is horribled because it can kill people 😦

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  58. Sarah

    Swine Flu is scary, but I think that the goverment is going to take care of it. It is Sad that one person died in the U.S a three year old.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  59. Melanie

    I dont think that swine flu is something that americans have to worry about at least yet. The reason that the people from Mexico might be dying from it could be because there are so many people in Mexio City.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  60. DaKotA ;P

    I hope this isn't a pandemic thing. That would be bad!!!!!! But, the thing in Indonesia is really cool and I think that we should get something like that for the United States so that it doesn't spread too fast. It's good that a lot of people have been recovering though!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  61. Addie

    Its good that people are concerned about the swine flu, we wouldnt want it to become a bad epidemic. As long as people are careful and concerned about this flu, everything will be okay.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  62. JUSTIN

    The swine flu doesn't concern me because it could probably easily be cured

    April 29, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  63. Hannah

    I think swine flu is dangerous. Like if someone from Mexico comes into the US then someone else gets it and then it spreads and it could start the next epidemic.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  64. David

    I am not to concerned about the swine flu because think we will find away to avoid this virus

    April 29, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  65. Kota

    I think that the swine flu is a serious thing and im a little worried that its gonna be like a big thing that like kills so many people. The thing that sounds most scary about it is because the simtoms are just like the normal flu so people might not take it seriously and see a doctor.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  66. Meriel

    I think the Swine Flu is kind of scary and all people need to do is be sanitary and I think its sort of gross that its still going on because it isnt that hard to be sanitary. It shouldnt be this big of a problem right?

    April 29, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  67. Kole

    I'm pretty terrified because i don't feel like dieing and I'm only 12 and i have the rest of my life to live. Someone in our school just came back from Mexico on April vacation. Also if it becomes a pandemic I'm going to move to canada.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  68. Courtney

    I'm very concerned that our country will be infected more than it already is, because this virus developed over spring break; and as far as I know many of our classmates went to Mexico during that time period.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  69. josiah

    I think that this swine flue thing is not as bad in the united states for now, but I think that is just because it is not summer yet but when it becomes summer I think more and mlre people will come to the US then the deaths will increase.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  70. Darcee=)

    this is one word and one word only…….SCARY!!!=0

    April 29, 2009 at 10:01 am |
  71. Kaitlyn

    If i was those people I would do the same thing. Wear a mask, u never know if the technology is right or not. People could be caring other diseases that you don't know of. I wouldn't want to get that. I'd rather keep myself healthy.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  72. Crystal

    The swine flu is really making me nervous! I hope the infection don't spread anymore and don't get worse. I have to go on an airplane soon and I hope that I do not get this infection.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  73. Brittany

    This flu scares me. 20 deaths from a flu is a lot. I have been really careful lastly because I am scared I might catch the cold and I will have it really bad.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  74. Ryan

    The Swine flu is a funny name for a Disease but it must be bad. I think that it would be good for a person to not get a disease. Also I think that if we put our minds to it we can overcome anything.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  75. joshua

    i think that the president should get a c because he isn't doing the best yet. and the swine flu thats just messed up man they should get like locked up in a sanitary facility. and other than that looking good carl...

    April 29, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  76. brady

    I donʻt get why everyone is making a big deal about this. Itʻs just a flu that you can get from pigs. All you need to do is wash your hands, donʻt eat anything on the floor, and donʻt share food and you will be fine. Mexico is having a big problem over it because they just donʻt wash there hands.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  77. Alexander

    I think that this disease is really serious and needs to be stopped. The goverment should send out all these swat people and get all the people who are sick with swine flu. It may seem dramatic, but it will help. Carl, why don't you ever choose any of my blogs?¿

    April 29, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  78. Chris

    Well i think you should WASH your hands EVERY day 2 times a day!!!! And that you should COVER your MOUTH when you sniz,cough, or go to the bath room wash every time to kill germs!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  79. Tyrone

    I think that if people learn and follow the step to prevention then we can try to stop this epidemic before it speads even greater lengths.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  80. Sarah

    The swine flu is a very scary thing to think about. I just hope that doctors around the world will hopefully treat all of the patients with the swine flu. I just hope that anybody with swine flu will be okay.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  81. aaron

    its only been growing and growing, it has pandemic potential. kinda creepy. we dont know if its for real or not. It could be just like SARS or bird flu again.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  82. spencer

    Now I've had the flu before, about 3 times, but this swine flu is SCARY!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  83. Shelby

    I am so scared i really hope that my family, and friends don't get swine flu.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  84. BOBBY

    hey carl the swine flu is bad and makes people really sick and sometimes die. I would like you, carl to come to Norton High School to shoot an edition of CNN student news. It would be great we are all a fan of student news and we would all love to meet you. This would bring media attention and will make you more popular then you already are..please try to pull some strings and get here it would make children smile

    April 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  85. PAT

    HEY CARL good to see you. The swine flu is not a good thing. Many people in Mexico are dying from it. But it is a totally cureable disease. many of the people in Mexico that are dying are from the poor places, they also do not have any health insurance. I think it would be a good idea to see how the swine flu has impacted kids.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  86. Lizzie

    This Swine Flu is something I hope I never get. I have a cold right now, and the moment I heard how bad the Swine Flu could get I started freaking out because I might have it.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  87. Ashley

    I'm really concerned about the swine flu. I live in a really small town and if one person was to get it then almost every one would get it. I am so scared to get it. If I were to get it then i would probably cry.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  88. Katie

    I am soooooo scared that I will get Swine Flu. I am suppose to get pigs for 4-H in a few days so that makes me worry even more. I hope that they find an infection that will help prevent the flu. Thanks for keeping me up to date too.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  89. Blllll

    The swine flu doesnt phase me. It just the flu. not that bigga deal every ones making a big deal out of it because its no longer flu season and massive people just happen to get sick. People get sick everyday i just think its just by chance that everyone is gettin sick @ the same time

    April 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  90. T.

    I gave obama a B ranking because i believe he is doing a ok job. But could still be doing better. The Swine flu is not really that mch of a big deal here. Its just like every other version on the flu that rises up every ten years. There is no need to have a big emergency warning. Everyone will be ok as long as they do what is common sense..wash your hand and face and everything will be ok.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  91. julie

    President Obama is a good president but he should focus less on other countries and focus more on the United States.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  92. meee

    This is a really bad flue and i hope they can find a cure

    April 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  93. Rebecca

    Hey Carl! I would like to say that I have a small amout of concern about it, with the economy being as it is! But We haven't had a case of the flu here in Minnesota as far as I know. But I would be upset if I had to miss school because of it!
    P.S., My Teacher must like you because he has a picture of you on one of his whiteboards! Keep up the good work!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  94. John

    Oh Dear!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~ =[

    April 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  95. chandler

    I think that the swine flu is going to be a pandemic

    April 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  96. caroline!!!!

    i think it is really scary!!!! because it could spread even more than it already has and could become a pandemic!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  97. HANNAH!!!!!

    I think that is it scary

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  98. Matt

    I feel like this is a huge flashback from the pandemic of 1918. It really could turn into something that bad unless we do the essentials (cover your mouth when you cough etc.) I am glad that it has not spread that much in the United States.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  99. connor

    I would be so freaked out if I had it. I am going to keep away all sick people. hi Carl your awesome. ('-')

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  100. parker

    i sort of think that a lot of people might be overreacting a little. it's pretty much the same thing as the flu just a little worse. it's not that serious but you should still be aware of it.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  101. Kate

    I am concerned but I think people are making to big a deal about it and it if making me more and more scared. My friend went to Mexico and know im kinda scared to be around her but we still hang out.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  102. Homie

    The whole swine flu thing sounds really scary. i hope that it doesn't spread to the U.S.A!!!! has anyone gotten the swine flu before this time? probably, but i don't know how much doctors know about it!!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  103. Pauly

    Swine flu aint got nothin on me....

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  104. Anabel

    It's kind of scary to think that maybe it could turn into something like influenza. It would be bad if that happened again. But our technology has improved a lot and so have other things so I think that people can stop Swine flu if it gets to bad.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  105. Jack

    I don't see what all the hype is about. If pretty much everyone in America except a mexican baby have survived why shouldn't I??? this may sound kind of cold but babies are more likely to die anyways if they get sick. People are making this a bigger deal than it really is

    April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  106. Abby

    Swine Flu is scary! Is there really a reason tha we have diseases? Someone out there really must hate us!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  107. Karen

    Well, I think the risk of getting Swine flu is pretty low here in Maine, unless people went to Mexico for April vacation. However, we should definitely take care and take care to do all the things we do during regular flu season, such as frequently washing hands.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  108. Meredith

    I am very scared about this but i know if i keep clean i will probably stay safe!!!! My dad went to New York which is where they have it but he's fine!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  109. karen

    I think that those are all really good things for you to not do,but there also alot of things you could do to prevent you from geting the flu. You cloud cook all meat products very well.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  110. cinthia

    i think i'll give president obama an A because i think he has done a great job and he is really cool i like him

    April 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  111. Cheyenne

    Quite honestly I think that the U.S. needs to stop all travel to and from mexico.By keeping the borders open to travel we are leaving open, also, the borders for the transmition of the virus.The virus has already spread to california (which is no surprise because of its close proximety to mexico and the active border) but the last thing I want is for it to reach Oregon where I live.
    The borders should be closed until things get under control.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  112. Patricia

    It is a cause for great concern,however as said it is almost like a regular flu. What they do in indonesia is a great way to prevent outbreaks i just hope that people are as concerned as others and go to the docters if they have symptoms.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  113. Richard

    I think they are handling this very well.Everyone els needs to wash there hands to contain this virus.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  114. marcos

    I feel that they should find every body thats carrying swine flu and just kill them so that it can stop spreding and people can stop dieing.I know that if i had it i would want them to kill me so that i didnt kill any body else.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  115. Evii

    Very good advice,I actually have a sore throat and it's pretty scary just thinking about getting sick.I'll try to avoid contact with anyone sick and wash my hands every second of the day =]

    April 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  116. marcelina

    i dont know anybody that has the flu yet.....and i hope it doesnt spread that fast over here..
    Where did the virus???

    April 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  117. aj

    I think that it is the poeple fualt because poeple doesnt cover there mouth after they sneaz and also poeple touch other poeple after they sneaz.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  118. anjali

    i think the swine flu is a really big problem . The econmy is really bad , people are losing their jobs, business are going out and on top of that , there is a viruse that is spreading . I think people should be very careful of what they do and how they do things , because in this type of econmy you have to be aware . So i hope peolpe take care of themselfs and don't let the swnine flu spread because i really don't want to get .

    April 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  119. Cynthia

    Well, I think it's pretty ridiculous that a disease is spreading around and even killing people. People wonder why they keep getting sick and what not, and well, here's why: people are not continually washing their hands, not wiping their nose with a napkin or tissue, not covering their mouths with their hand or a tissue (and then going and wshing their hands again after touching their nose), and touching their noses and mouths. These are general things that we should be doing anyway, and the fact that so many people are getting the "swine flu" shows how many people don't keep clean, you could say.

    I honestly don't see how anybody in the United States are going to catch the swine flu, when it is mostly in Mexico. And everyone who comes from Mexico to become a U.S. citizen is tested for swine. Nobody is going to spread it over here. Not that many people at least.

    This still means we all need to keep our hands clean and use tissues and such to wipe our noses and for sneezing and coughing. Also, IF YOU ARE SICK, YOU NEED TO STAY HOME. Unless, it is just a simple cold or soar throat, those things aren't really super contagios. But if you aren't feeling well or think you have some sort of flu or something, you should definitely stay home from work or scool or wherever.

    This is just a common mistake people make all the time, and whether it's "swine flu" or any kind of illness, the only way we can stop it is if we wash our hands and everything. Illnesses' can really only be spread through physical activity, so that's why it is important to keep clean. End of story.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  120. fernando

    I think the swine flu is a giant concern for people that can get sick from it

    April 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  121. Erin

    I think this is a huge problem. The disease seems to be spreading so fast and im scared it will spread all over the world.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  122. Kaitlyn

    Well this whole thing is kind of nerve-wracking. At first I thought it was nobig deal, but kids are dying and when the whole nation panic is in panic, it creates a placebo effect. Basic rules and guidelines obviously arent enough to calm down the people.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  123. randy

    i think that obam is doing a god job we just have to give some time so that he can fix the problems in our conteury . he still has 4 more years lets give him a chance

    April 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  124. Ashlee

    I think the U.S. needs to act more on the Swine Flu. I have herd that there was indeed a death in Texas and I beleve it will cause a pandemic.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  125. Michael

    This deasese is horrable the worst i've ever seen besides cancer. I feel that all docters from around the world should begin taking this flu to a whole new level of research.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  126. Charly

    We have been talking about this in school and our school sent out an note to tell everyone about it. I think that it is pretty scary and everyone should take it serious.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  127. Justin

    I think you need to cover where your germs won't spread. And where other people won't get killed like that baby in Texas from swine flu.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  128. Valerie

    People are always asking if the swine flu will become a world disaster, but really we have control over that because we choose whether or not to do all of the things you listed on your show yesterday!

    April 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  129. Valerie

    ...I just hope that the swine flu doesn't become one of those international criseses... 🙂

    April 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  130. Vannessa

    I think people are just overreacting to the Mexican swine flu outbreak...I mean what are the chances that it will actually become a worldwide disaster?

    🙂

    April 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  131. B.G.

    SWINE FLU!!
    I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE CONSERNED AND AWARE OF SWINE FLU!!
    I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START TAKING PERCOUTIONS TOWARD THE VIRUS LIKE WASHING YOUR HANDS CONSTANTLLY, AND USING HAND SANITIZER!

    April 29, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  132. Tyler

    What needs to happen is that the government needs to put their big-boy pants on and start doing something about this.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  133. kevin

    I was in mexico

    April 29, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  134. JBOB

    I am scared!!! I do not want swine flu, What a summer bummer!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  135. Dans

    I can tell that our principal is concerned because he sent an e-mail about proper sanitation to all of our teachers, which makes me feel concerned about the flu.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  136. Jordan

    It is unfortunate that such a thing could happen here in the United States. What makes it worse is that there is no vaccine to cure or even prevent this from spreading. Listen to the what Carl posted. That is really all we can do.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  137. Connor

    Im dont think the swine flu will hurt anyone i really hope it does not hurt my family or anyone elses family...

    P.S: Carol your awesome!!! ()))))))____Crayola_____)>

    April 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  138. JadeSC

    I understand that the Swine Flu is bad and that some cases have resulted in death, but in the description of this Flu it's symptoms are the same as a regular Flu. Preventing it is just common knowledge. The only thing to be worried about is that you treat it as soon as you know you have it. So far I think it's just another story for the news to talk about until somthing else happens.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  139. Rob

    I am VERY worried about swine flu. What if it hits where I live? Masks and hand sanitizer every five minutes? Or deaths left and right?

    April 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  140. Laure

    Alot of people at my school are really scared. Now theres a new headline on the internet and newspapers. Insted of 'Economy' its 'Swine Flu' I can't remember the last time a huge headline was about something good. I guess we will just have to wait until the economey takes a turn for the better

    April 29, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  141. James

    This probably the worst disease that I've heard of. I don't US is taking this disease as serious than it really is.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  142. Brenda

    If our president is so concerned, and our government wants to protect us, WHY HAVENT THEY CLOSED THE FREAKIN BORDER???????
    That toddler was already gravely ill when he was allowed to come to Houston. How many did he and his family infect??? How do we as citizens fight that? No, I dont trust that our government has our best intrest at heart. IDIOTS.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
  143. Max

    im getting tired of this concern of the swine flu so we really need a cure for it because we dont want people dieing from it.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  144. Cindy

    The flu is a big deal but if you listen to the many steps on preventing you from getting it, you have a less likely chance of actually becoming sick. Anyways their are stock piles of the medicine used to cure the Swine Flu around the world.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  145. Shelby :D

    I think we should start practiceing. It's already in some states. My whole class is practiceing so if it does come we're prepared. Just I'm scard that if it does come it could kill my little brother and I don't want that to happen.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  146. mamta

    well i think that this is serious business because maybe it wasnt caused by a animal that carries it maybe it was caused by some one eho injected it into someone... whatever the case we need to get it taken care of

    April 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
  147. Elizabeth and Michelle

    We are very concerned about the swine flu at our school. In fact, in our 7th grade class we've started a club that prevents and takes caution to many diseases, and now especially the swine flu. It helps a lot, and we all stay very healthy! :]

    April 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  148. PLZ ENTER NAME HERE!!

    I HEARD THAT THERE WAS A 23 MONTH OLD THAT DIED IN TEXAS THAT IS JUST SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  149. Sitara

    The swine flu is freaking me out. I'm really scared about it. I hope the disease goes away soon.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  150. Robby

    Crazy that in a few days the swine flu went to level 5. Man, thats amazing 2 away from pandemic and there is already a death in the US,
    uh oh!
    Also, my mom is always making me sanitize my hands when I get back from school. Always better to stay safe I guess.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm |
  151. Tristan

    I think the heat detectors should be put in every airport so then at least people can be aware if they might be sick or not also it can help with other things as well.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  152. Sara

    I would give Obama of about a A-, mostly because there is many problems facing him and American and he is handling them very well but there is a few minor flaws. When Mr.Obama was campaigning economy was a big issue and still is, he promised that he could create over a billion new jobs. He is doing what he did promise slowly but surely, its take a person like Obama to lead the country out of a recession. Also, with the swine flu spreading fast he is doing the best he out of this soon to be pandemic. Lastly, being a President in my point of veiw seem very difficult thing to do and he is trying his hardest to solve the nations issues.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  153. Justin

    I think people needs to cover there mouth when people cough where they give other people germs .

    April 29, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  154. McKenzie

    I Honestly Think That People Should Close The Borders From Here And Mexico So That Everyone Be Checked If They Have Swine Flu And Then Not So Many People In The U.S. Will Get Affected And They Won't Die Or Spread It!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  155. Ms. Hancocks Class

    Swine Flu is a dangerous for now until doctors find a cure, otherwise Obama should be really thinking about the nation and it's health because right now by the time of August at least 16% of people in the united states would die of Swine Flu or at least be hospitalized. Also, think about the little children and babies getting Swine Flu? They have no way of protecting themselves!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  156. Michael

    I think we should be concerned that's all I have to say

    April 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  157. Alexander

    it is so wierd how different diseases pop up.It's similiar to when you get a pop up on your computer.anyway, the swine flu is a concern in my family and my friends who go to school with hundreds of students who might have the flu.Some people need to ttake the disease seriously and protect themselves. who knows they might be nxt.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm |
  158. Slick

    This disease is spreading really fast. Man, I am S-C-A-R-E-D!

    April 30, 2009 at 7:33 am |
  159. austin

    i have nothing to worry about on this whole Swine flu mess. 1 person has died from this flu last year over 35,000 people died from the regular flu. we dont need to worry about any pandemic. thats nonsense. and to close the schools? they dont need to do that. this is all a bunch of nonsense that is being used to take our minds off of the economy.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  160. Amy

    Seriously, I think America will get through this. we've sevived through the mad cow disease and the bird flu too, but it's the other countries I'm worried about!! especialy the third world countries I think they need America's help.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  161. Kayla

    Swine Flu sounds very dangerous, and it very dangerous. I believe that anyone that feels bad or has symptoms like the original Flu they need to get medical help ASAP! If people dont take it seriously they could end up very sick or even death. I think Obama should try to help out with health care to keep people alive and well from the disease of Swine Flu.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:44 am |
  162. Michael

    This disease, though tragic, is just another disease that we have contracted from mysterious sources. While people are taking precautions to not get sick, it will take another while before anything can really be done to prevent the disease. The only need during this epidemic would be to survive through any sickness and build a natural immunity against it while a medication is developed for it.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:54 am |
  163. Carl

    The swine flu is a problem that America should not be facing. The swine flu was brought into America from Mexico. This shows that either our country doesn't regulate people coming in and out of the country or we are missing illegal immigrants that find their way around the border.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  164. Joshua

    people should watch it, but not freak out over it. It is a bad diseas and has killed people already, but people die everyday from diseases.THe people that have die from it may already been weak or sick from something else. So people make to wash up and stay away from sick people.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  165. Jesse

    I think that swine flu should be controlled. With all the diseases in the US, it should be enough. Since deaths are reported, I think swine flu is dangerous even if there were survivors. A regular flu alone is crazy to handle, but swine flu to me seems too much. I think that school should be canceled because of the swine flu.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:58 am |
  166. Laura

    I don’t really know what to say. I think that a lot of people scary to easy. John Adams said once in the revolution- “Come what may”. I don’t care if I get sick I get sick. I am not upset with it. I think people are making a big deal out of something small. Yes we are researching it and trying to find a cure for it but way are people so scared. I do not get it!

    April 30, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  167. tiffani

    i think they should test everybody to see if they have it so they don't interreact with other people and give them it

    April 30, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  168. Anonymous

    I think that the Swine flu is a big concern and I was watching a doctor show and hand sanitizer completely kills it so wash your hands with it before you eat so you can help prevent getting your self sick.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  169. Drew

    I don't think it is a really big like everybody has been making it off to be.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  170. Samantha

    I am really concerned about this flu because I don't want to get it. From what I heard you can stay sick for a long time. Also we should wash our hands all the time that way we won't get sick. Well we still can get sick but we won't be as sick.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  171. LYNZI

    I think that the swine flu is going to keep spreading around for a while but once they figure out what is causing it, it should stop spreading around so much. Also I think that the mexican people are smart for waring a face mask.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  172. Sean

    To be honest with you I'm not worried about the swine flu. The medical care in the US is very good at controlling these things. With the Avian Flu I knew no one that had it and I'm sure that it won't happen with the swine flu. For the most part these will have the greatest effect on young children and elderly people with weaker immune systems.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  173. Ross

    I think that this “swine flu” is going to be more of a widespread panic (no pun intended) than an actual serious outbreak. Very few people in the world have contracted this flu, and even less people have died from it. Although it is a very serious problem, I do not think that it is going to be any more serious than it already is currently.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  174. Katey

    I don't see why everyone is freaking out. If everyone who contracted the Swine Flu would just stay quarantined until they got rid of it, the pandemic wouldn't happen. I'm a teenager and figured that out, it can't be that hard.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  175. KAtie

    I think it's a little scary how fast this flu is spreading. It wouldn't be a big deal if people were dying from it but they are. I think people need to be aware of this and take precautions so they don't get this flu.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  176. Sarah

    I, honestly, don't know what the big fuss is about. Sure, it's spreading, but the Swine Flu is pretty much the same as regular flu. Yeah, you stay home when you get sick and you take some medicine; do the same thing with the Swine Flu and you get better! I think the media is going a little dry and is looking for new material, so they used this to freak everyone out.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  177. Alexa

    I hate hearing about things like this, when they pop up. It kind of scares me that you never know when you are going to get it, which is a really hard thing to think about. I think people need to be more alert about this and to keep as clean as possible. I think now that this has come up, people need to be more careful!

    April 30, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  178. Veronica

    I think this is unbelievable! In my fourteen years of life I can't remember a time I've been so afraid of the flu! I can't tell if the flu is really harmful or if it's just regular because people say something new about it every day like this many people died or these people just recovered. I'm confused!

    April 30, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  179. Alayna

    I still don't think that the flu is that serious yet. I mean its only gotten to 50 people in the whole united states. Everyone has had the flu at least once and now everyone is freaking out because this certain flu has a special name. I wouldn't be worried until most of my friends or family start getting hospitalized.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  180. McKenzie

    I think that the swine flu is scary. I mean they have no idea where the outbreak started. If people have died I would think that they would be trying harder to prevent others from dying to.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  181. Jacob

    I didn't even know that swine flu was a disease! I thought it was something farmers "got" when their pigs were such a pain. But it being a disease? I was really shocked! Well, not really.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  182. Wyatt

    The swine flu is really concerning me because people aren't taking this seriously. This is a diseases that is becoming a wide spread panic all over the world and we still don't know whats causing it because they wont let us look into it to try and stop it.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  183. Allison

    Not only is it scary that people are getting sick, but it is also scary how fast it showed up and how it comes from regular food and activities. I love bacon, so if it gets recalled, I will sqeal like a pig and you will see a REAL swine flu. Hopefully a vaccination is discovered soon or that they find a way to diminish the problem.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  184. Marissa

    The Swine Flu kinda scares me but I hope I don't get it. I'm sick enough
    I don't need to be sick more. I think that the pig farm was the one that started the disease because if there wasn't anything wrong with the pigs then they would have let them in. When someone deny the entrance of somewhere then they obviously have something to hide. Hope this Swine flu thing doesn't spread really far.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  185. Summer

    I think that we should be concerned.This could kill us all off if we don't take care of it. If it is true about the Swine flu originating from Mexico then maybe we should shut down the U.S / Mexico border until we get this all straightened out. This is crazy and i think that we defiantly need to get this cleaned up. I don't think it will kill us all but there is that chance.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  186. Hannah

    It seems like there would be so many people at the hospital right now because of so many people having this cold. I think that they should have the person that has it stay home even longer even though they don't have it because you never know.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  187. Jessica

    What is up with all this bad stuff happening this year, the recession, Swine flu, what's next? When I first heard about swine flu, I thought its just another flu, it's okay. But now its killed people......... Thats scary to me. All I know is if your sick at all, don't go to work, or school, or really anywhere you can spread this.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  188. Kelsey

    I think that this pandemic is to be a bit concerned about because it is spreading. Although the people that are getting the Swine Flu are all better mostly now, but it could turn into something very serious. I just think that people should follow the precautions, especially for the kids that go to school with the so many kids.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  189. Dana

    I hope this doesn't turn into a pandemic. When there was a confirmed case in Ohio, I thought, "Oh, no that's too close." Then there were two suspected cases two or three hours north of my hometown in Michigan. That makes me a little nervous, but then I think, "Out of billions of people in this world, how many have actually died?" That makes me feel a little better. Also, we have better health care than Mexico does.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  190. Seth@UC

    I think that this is a regular disease and we just need to make a vaccination and get over it. There has only been one reported death because of the swine flu and it was an infant so we don't need to be worried.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  191. Geordan

    I want to know where they got the name swin flu. We got to stay a step ahead and make cretin vaccination for the other flus and cancers. We are so concern about something that hasn't got to our schools. How do we know it from pigs it could be from Mrs. Beattie.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  192. Martha

    Okay, so from the steps you listed to help prevent the flu it sounds like just everyday advice to prevent diseases. Every morning I hear about the Swine flu on the news. They say they're doing everything they can. But there's so many other foreign diseases to be worried about to that could be a lot worse. I'm just afraid that by focusing on this one particular, we might let another in the country. I'm not saying that we shouldn't be worried about this flu. We should, just don't let it distract you from other diseases.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  193. gunnar@UC

    I think that people should start making further investigations for more flu in the future because even though it isn't spread that far yet it could get the whole nation

    April 30, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  194. Kyler

    I think the swine flu isn't much of a big deal. It didn't really know that people had the swine flu until like tuesday. It doesn't really effect me. The whole swine flu thing doesn't really make sense and it is just all over rated.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  195. ~*SARAH*~

    I have many thoughts on the Swine Flu disease. I think that it was stupid for them to call it "Swine Flu" because i heard that it had all this other things to. Plus it might ruin the swine business and it wasn't there fault that this spreed. With this flu thing maybe people will learn to be more cleaner and carefuller in what they do. That's what i think about the Swine Flu.......

    April 30, 2009 at 11:09 am |
  196. mariah

    Why do these different diseases come around. Why don't people always take diseases so seriously i mean if you have a disease then other people can get it. The Swine Flu is a disease so that means that it would be not that fun to get. People are going to hear about the swine flu because the other people are sick and tired of the economic prices going up in stock and everything like that

    April 30, 2009 at 11:09 am |
  197. ~Catherine~

    I think that everyone should be checked for swine flu because it can kill people.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:19 am |
  198. stephanie/riana/kierstin

    Stephanie: OUr school is making us wipe down the desks with anti-germish stuff. Yesterday they came into my class and told us the level is now a "5".

    Riana: The school told us to stay home if we are sick; and to stay away from people that are coughing and may possibly be sick, yo.

    Kierstin: I think everyone is overeacting. ^
    I

    April 30, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  199. corie

    corie from 6th grade in cal santa maria i know thats freaky that the diesease is spreading its like on the movie i am legend with will smith i hope it dosent catch here also i feel sorry for the people who caught the swine flu hope they feel better

    April 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  200. Kevin

    My concern is how did the first person get infected and why was he with the pigs?

    April 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm |
  201. gnome

    Hey! this is Gnome from Mr.Gatewoods class. Iwant to know why the Swine flu has to do with pigs?

    April 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  202. Madi

    I think that the government is blowing this whole thing waaay out of proportion! I mean it is good to be safe, but EVERYONE is freaking out!!

    April 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  203. ruby

    i think that we sould all watch out and make sure to cover up when you sneeze

    – ruby (the hippie)

    April 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  204. Charlie

    I am concerned but not scared. I think that it was started than it can be finished. People are very concerned everywhere but if you are scared don't be. This will be handled

    April 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  205. clare and morgan

    As long as people keep their distance between people that have the symtoms of the swine flu. Also people need to keep germ-x and use it often will be not as likely to get the flu.

    April 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  206. James

    It freaks me out because what if this is like aids and just spreads across the whole planet? We can't move to mars so I guess we are screwed

    April 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  207. kayla

    H1N1 (swine flu) is not very bad to me because my teacher said that it was like the regular flu but scientist and doctors dont know much about it. She has been informing us on the swine for several days now and i would really apretiate if you gave a shoutout to Mrs.Chapp for being such a good teacher and informing us about this world wide sickness.

    April 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  208. Emily

    Alot of people are scared that the swine flu is going to kill them, but we need to remember that 36,000 people die from the regular flu every year. So if you hear about people dying from this illness, don't freak out!

    April 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  209. Thomas

    Im not worred about swine flue Id stay away from school

    April 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  210. sydney

    many people are concerned about the swine flu . if you avoid touching your nose mouth and your eyes you are sure not to get the swine flu.another way of keepig germs in general away is to sanatize your hands and wash your hands befor eating or baking .i heard on cnn student news that the little boy who is said to be the first person to get the swine flu is doing so much better isnt that great that they cured him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  211. Tyler

    I think Swine Flu is bad, but what I want to know is that if was can prevent it from spreading? If so, why dont we try to vaccinate Americans to stop the spread?

    April 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  212. Aidan

    I have one way to prevent the swine flu from spreading. Well if you go to the doctors and get a flu shot if you get the flu it won't be that bad but that iswhen you get to not get it is by constinly washing your hands. Also by trying not to ake that much contact with others as in friends or maby even relatives. So those are a couple ways to stop you from geting the flu. And the way I am concerned is that I never like to get sick so I do my best from avoiding the swine flu.

    April 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  213. Max

    I think swine flu is a big threat to this world. And people should have a lot of concern. We should reduce the chance of getting swine flu by washing our hands. We have to act fast so it can`t be come pandemic.That is all i have to say about swine flu.

    April 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  214. Matthew

    I think that swine flu (H1N1) will soon cease or at least get more minor. In the molment I think we all should be concerned but not scared to death.

    April 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  215. Caroline

    The latest global health scare, swine flu, is spreading, bringing a wave of panic in its wake. But experts are playing down the threat, saying the world has never been better prepared for a pandemic.

    I think That swine flu is one of the worse diseases the world has ever Known. If we do not do something about it soon it will become pandemic.

    Across the world 236 people have been diagnosed with swine flu. So far, fourteen nations have confirmed cases of infection.

    This would be just horible. Now that we have machines in air ports that would cure us from a diseases that we might be carrying to that place.

    So even though it is unlikly for some one that is my age ( wich is 10) to get swine flu just to be safe calf and sneeze into a napkin and eat lots of ham pork and bacon!Just kiding but be careful.

    April 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  216. Anthony

    P.S. that swine flu thing is kinda scary. I dont want to get it.

    April 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  217. Dani

    Swine Flu is just another kind of flu, but because it is spreading all around the world it has became a bigggg threat. Probably the biggest the concern is where it came from. The thing we only know is where it came from and who had it first.

    April 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  218. Kaley

    I have talked to some of my teachers and classmates at Shields Middle School. One of my teachers said; The Swine Flu may not be deadly to people who keep themselves clean and healthy, But may be deadly to those under the age of 3, older than 65, And those who may already be sick from various other sickness.

    April 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  219. Kaley

    The Swine flu to healthy people is just a regurlaur flu, People can get over as long as you arent sick with other dieses.

    April 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  220. Emily

    I am a little scard about the swine flue because I dont want to catch it is spredding. But if you dont touch around your eyes, nose and mouth you wont probably get it. Now I am puting purell on my hands and also washing them more then I normaly do.
    .P.S dont be scard because you wont probably get the swine flue because if you do all what I said up hear you'll hopefully stay safe!!!!!

    April 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  221. nataleigh

    I am so scared of the swine flu.
    All my friends are scared too.
    There is a college by where we live and it has the swine flu going around.
    Our school just took a feild trip there so im sorta worried that someone i know might get it.

    April 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  222. Lucy

    since the swine flu is going to hit new york soon I think that it is a good safety precaution to wash and sanitize your hands often.I also think that swine flu is a scary thing.

    April 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  223. christian

    i think swine flu is a big problem.We need to find a cure now or we could all be at risk.Im pritty scard my self.Ive been so much more concernd abaut staying clean then ever befor because i dont want to getick.

    April 30, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  224. Vip

    Schools in Ft. Worth, Texas and a middle school in Plano, Texas have closed because of the threat and case of swine flu. They are scheduled to reopen on May 11. UIL events are also postponed to May 11. What if your school closed because of the swine flu virus?

    April 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  225. Natalie

    I believe that Swine Flu is not only being over reacted over here in Texas but! Just because Swine Flu is going around doesn't mean that it's EVERYWHERE I mean seriously people!! Also, not ALL mexicans brought the Swine Flu over here, I'm half mexican and I have nothing to deal with it! I wish people would just stop over reacting!

    April 30, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  226. Samantha

    i am really nervous already 2 people have it in the city i leave in.

    April 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  227. Ashlee

    I heard on the news that the government raised the pandemic level to 5 in the passed days. I don't like where this is going. I think the government should take more action to reduce the pandemic......that might occure. I think scientists should research to find a cure to the H1N1 or swine flu other than pills.

    April 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  228. Angelica

    Ok to the swine flu thing I have to say it's a little freeky to me. I mean some like me have bad imune systems and my bus driver has us useing purel almost everytime we get on the bus. Thats my opinion.

    April 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  229. Emily

    Personally, I think that this is all a little overrated. There was this kid at school who went home sick yesterday because he felt sick to his stomach and he was really dizzy. Everyone's freaking out saying that it's the swine flu. I can't wait until this is all over. It's like the bird flu thin ga couple of years ago. There was all this hype, but no one got it anywhere near us.

    April 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  230. Jacob

    I am not concerned about the swine flu in most of the usa because i think it is not dangerous in a cooler climate.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:32 pm |
  231. Joseph

    The swine flu has killed few, but dangerest if we cant stop this something will happen and this is now are life we had a national criesus going on and it is affeccting us, so someone either steps up to the plate or we will be DONE.

    April 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  232. Brennan

    I think that everybody is overacting about this pandemic; we should all just relax and not freak out.

    April 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  233. alexandria(:

    Its bad how a lot of people got the swine flu and the only way to be safe from it is to get away from people that are sick.I have been washing my hands and have stayed away from people that cough beacuse the flu spreads around the air.No one in my area has gotten it but you always have to be careful because you never know.

    April 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm |
  234. Ashrita

    I think that swine flu is a pandemic, because people have died from it, and there is no cure found yet. If Swine flu keeps spreading we will have a major problem on our hands.

    April 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm |
  235. Kiyanna

    Im kinda sick so im really scared i might have it but I dont think I do.....

    April 30, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  236. monica

    This flu is scary. People need to be careful and wash their hands.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:07 pm |
  237. Suzzane

    as long as I dont get it or my family .. I dont care

    May 1, 2009 at 3:26 am |
  238. Julie

    I'm a Korean(South). Even though swine flu first spread in Mexico, now it's in Korea, too! Already, two Koreans have caught it. I'm very scared!

    May 1, 2009 at 5:55 am |
  239. Kinja

    Everyone seems to be worried about the Swine Flu. But if it was such a big deal, wouldn't schools throughout the whole U.S. be close?

    May 1, 2009 at 8:20 am |
  240. James

    I think that swine flu should just pack up and leave. No one wants the swine flu. Unfortunatly it wont go away. It will just stay here until everyone has recovered and contained it. I think that almost anyone would freak out if they found out that they had swine flu. I mean that people have died because of Swine flu. I wonder how it has been spreading so far so quickly.

    May 1, 2009 at 8:21 am |
  241. Sammy

    If people are able to take the neccessary procautions such as covering your mouth when about to sneeze, and wahing your hands, there should not be a significant problem with the swine flu. It has the potential to be dangerous, but i am positive there would be a vaccine that can immunize people from the disease.

    May 1, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  242. Tara

    I'm worried about the swine flu reaching many people, soon I wonder and worry it this flu is going to spread to fast and then its going to be likr the will smith movie when everyone dies, because of a certain virus, hopefully it wount turn out like that.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  243. Trent

    I think the flu is like any other so i'm not scared or worried about it.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  244. samuel

    I think the swine flu is just a scare or it could be a real if its real than take care of your self.

    May 1, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  245. Mattea

    The government should be concerned about the swine flu outbreak.The outbreak is not been taken seriously by the government ,The government is doing nothing to help fiind a cure ,all they are doing is telling people to wash their hands and cover their mouths. People should be concerned because everyone should notice the rapid pace that the swine flu is spreading.

    May 1, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  246. Madi

    I think that people should be cautious but stop flipping out about it!!

    May 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm |
  247. Leanna :-)

    They are blowing this whole thing wayy out of perportion. As of January, 16,000 kids in the United States have died from the regular flu. Why don't they close the schools down for that???

    May 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  248. kara

    I think we should take regular precautions like wash your hands , carry hand sanitizer , get your flu shots every year , cover your mouth when you cough , and last but not least use a tissue when you sneeze.

    May 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  249. kong

    I wonder if the swine flu is going to get contained. it's kind of scary knowing that you can get sick from something so small. i wonder if president Obama is trying to do anything about this?

    May 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  250. bobby

    its so weird knowing that there's swine flu going around. i heard that it has made it too utah. is that true???

    May 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  251. Tiffany

    I'm a bit scared about the swine flu and hope it stops soon. But i do think that the masks are going a bit to far. I don't think you should wear a mask just because if a flu.

    May 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  252. Gregory

    The swine flu epidemic is just another concern on top of the tribulation of maladies the U.S. will have to face.

    May 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  253. Jose

    I think they should give the shots to everybody.

    May 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  254. Evan and Joe

    Could there be a worse time for an outbreak of decease?

    May 1, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  255. Adriana

    I think that the Swine Flu is just like a regular flu but people are just over reacting.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  256. Austin

    I think this pandemic is really bad i think these choices to stay healthy there are 2 confirmed cases in my county. i hope it stops before it goes to far

    May 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  257. Taylor

    Many people are taking the H1N1 virus to serious. Also as you know there is a rumor going on that mosquitoes are carrying the virus. I don't know about you but aren't pigs carrying it?

    May 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  258. Kayley and Hayley

    okay hate getting sick and i was watching the news and it said that some symptoms fever throwing up stuff like that

    May 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  259. Ricardo

    well i dont really know that much but can you just (carl) please post this comment because i have never gotten my comments posted

    May 2, 2009 at 12:15 am |
  260. Somya

    I think people should be cautious about this because nobody knows the dammage of it and how it spreads.

    May 2, 2009 at 8:17 am |
  261. Somya

    Obama should get an A he seems pretty confident

    May 2, 2009 at 8:20 am |
  262. virgen

    i think that sciencetist should like harry up and try to find a shot or a medicine that can cure it. i also think that the government should do some thing to try to stop the virus to get to any other place in the united states. i would like to know also what can we do besides wash our hands to keep from getting the virus.this what i think about the swin flu.

    May 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  263. Nicolee!

    I think this H1N1 is being blown way out of preportion. The swine flu is nothing that can't be treated, just as any flu or other disease/infection. The media just wants something else to talk about. Chill out.

    May 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  264. Andrew

    At first, I thought the swine flu was an overreaction. Now, I think it is becoming more serious. In Wisconsin, the number of cases jumped from 3 to 35 in less than a week. That's kind of scary considering that a county bordering mine has a case of the swine flu. However, Milwaukee has the most with 27 cases in its county. In Wisconsin, the swine flu cases are mostly on the coast of Lake Michigan (around Milwaukee). But, there has been one case in central Wisconsin. This flu is spreading rapidly across Wisconsin!!!

    May 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  265. Sunny

    This swine flu is something to take percaution about but not get freaked out about. If there are cases of swine flu near you start to be more hygenic. Personally, I don't think this is going to become a full blown pandemic, but on the off chance it does, be prepared.

    May 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  266. matt

    hey Carl as much as swine flu is dnagerous my cations are not big i dont usually do much but ive satarted to wash my hands an cough in my arm.

    p.s jack said hi

    May 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  267. christinaa

    the swine flu is contagious and relly scary and im carefull...:p

    May 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  268. Maria and Courtnee

    wow the swine flu is getting out of control! We have to do something so it doesn't spread to other places.

    May 3, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  269. natalie

    swine flu has caused alot of people to die but hopefully is does not get to me!

    May 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  270. :)SaMaNtHa(:

    The swime flu is such a scary thing. So many people have died from this horrible virus. I've been extremely carefull about what i touch and who im around every since i found out about the flu. And now I'm going to have to be extra carefull, because there are now a couple cases confermed where I live.

    May 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  271. Zsuzsanna

    Ok like when i first heard about the swine flu i was freaking out!!! But now i've learned that its just a regular flu passing through. People are making a big deal out of nothing and scaring parents and kids. So the news and everyone else that's making a big deal out of nothing should just back off.

    May 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  272. Jorge

    The president is doing an amazing job ,although he got the presidence at time hard for everyone.

    Barack Obama is an awesome leader for our nation.If he keep fulfilling his goals ,he will win the next elections.

    Another thing he has to fight for , is H1N1 flu which is very dangerous because it can become a pandemic. And in a few time we are going to have vaccines against this.

    May 3, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  273. Erika

    when i heard about the flu i got worried but then i noticed that its just another flu passing by and people arent dying anymore because theyre are controlling it now

    May 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  274. Keyon and Matt

    We think swine flu is a pandemic because people are traveling which helps spread the disease. It has already reached the United States, Mexico, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Russia. Officails have done a good job closing the schools.

    May 4, 2009 at 3:32 am |
  275. Eliza

    I don't see why people are freaking out about the Swine Flu. It is just like a flu, but people should wash there hands a lot because flu's are not fun to get.

    May 4, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  276. Grace

    I'm just glad that I don't have it and I've never had the flu. But I did go to Mexico a couple years ago, so I don't have to go back soon.

    May 4, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  277. Deldar

    This is depressing!!!!!

    May 4, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  278. Devin

    I don't get why everyone's panicking. It's just as harmful as a regular flu, it's not like influenza. Over 3,000 people die from the regular a year, so does that mean we're gonna stop school when someone gets that now? It's the same thing with the swine flu.

    May 4, 2009 at 8:11 am |
  279. clark

    I think that the swineflu is way overblown and we just need to wash our hands and cover our sneezes.

    May 4, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  280. Teddy

    I am nervous but I think it will be ok and only a few kids will get sick,hopefully they make it through.

    May 4, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  281. Lea

    Horrilbe!! I don't want to get sickkkkkkkk 😦

    May 4, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  282. Cheyanne

    You should share drinks or food, also you should keep washing you hands. I think this if just a worse case of the flu. I also think that the flu is not as bad of a sickness for people in less you are a baby or 5 years old or younger you should keep save and clean hands and don't share things like food and drinks and things with other people.

    May 4, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  283. Josh

    I feel that the disease is not as serious as they think. I mean, there are thousands of people who die from just the regular flu and heyʻre concerned about this pig flu. Only 200 people have died from the flu so far, stop making it such a big deal!

    May 4, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  284. Brittany

    I am worried about this flu spreading. We are sending all our medicine to Mexico, and the flu is spreading here now. And we have no medicine to stop this disease from going from person to person.

    May 4, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  285. caesar

    wht are u still talking about swine flu

    May 4, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  286. Sage

    I believe people are overreacting. People die from the regular flu, you guys are only worried because this is slightly different. As long as you get the vaccine and see a doctor, you should be fine. Most people died because something was already wrong with them or they waited too long.

    May 4, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  287. joeshmo

    actualy Mr. Azuz it sposed to be called h1n1 so you should call it that

    May 4, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  288. Ben

    I think people are overreacting about this because people die from the regular flu each year and this is just like it. and just because you have some symtoms doesn't mean that you have it ................

    May 4, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  289. Sami

    Do we really need to be freaking out like this? I mean, honsetly. Yes, it's a very uncommon illness, however, most of the people who have obtained it have already recovered. So there really is no point in freaking out like this. It is just like the common cold, everyone gets it.

    May 4, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  290. Jenna

    I'm not really worried, there hasn't been any confirmed cases in my state, but a lot of my friends are worried. One of my friends is getting sick for reasons unknown, and the rest of my friends are worried that she might get it because of her being sick and valnerable. I don't think that is true, sure lot of normal flu is getting around, but that isn't really cause for much concern. I'm sure the president will do what he can to help.

    May 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  291. mr.perez/john

    you should not be concerned just cover your mouth when sneeze and wash your hands thats it. the flu would go away soon.....

    May 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  292. nicolas

    the swine flu is spreading all over the world. in Miami -dade there have been some confirmed cases cases. i think they should postpone cinco de mayo because there is going to be too much of a crowd and one of them is bound to have swine flu , then if some people get infected and then go to their schools and workplaces they will be carrying the flu and it will be like an atom bomb , everybody will get it.

    May 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  293. Connor

    I think the swine flu is a definite concern and has pandemic potential. People are doing the right thing by washing there hands and other things to help protect themselves from getting the swine flu. I am myself and I am sure H1N1 wll either be cured or stop spreading because people are being wise and taking preventive measures.

    May 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  294. lexi

    I dont see what the big deal if we keep it under control it should not be a big deal only so many people were killed from the "deadly" flew.

    May 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  295. lexi

    but maby the swine flew is bad i do not know!:)

    May 4, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  296. virgen

    i think that the swin flu is a very serious thing . i also think that scienctist should harry up and come up with a shot or a medication to cure it. president obama should do something to try and stop the virus from getting any where els in the the USA.

    May 4, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  297. Brandon

    I think the swine flu is a big deal. If we all work together and wash our hands, don't touch others, don't touch other openings of our body, and other things like that, we should be fine. Also, the U.S. Should cancel flights to Mexico just like cruise ships did.

    May 4, 2009 at 8:34 pm |
  298. jeneen

    THE SWINE FLU IS NOTHIN SERIOUS!!!! ALLU HAVE TO DO IS THREE SIMPLE THINGS WASH UR HANDS,COVER UR MOUTH WHEN U COUGH,AND AVOID TOUCHING UR MOUTH,NOSE OR EYES!!!! U GUYS JUST CHILL OUT ITS NO BIG DEAL U GUYS R JUST OVERREACTING!!!

    May 4, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  299. joel

    i think that if i had the swine flu then i would freek out and just run around .

    May 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  300. Priscilla

    Seriously, Swine Flu isn't a big deal. Millions of people die every year of influenza EVERY YEAR!!! This isn't anything new, we should always wash our hands and be aware of germs.

    May 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  301. april

    this swine ful is to out of controll to me and i think that this swine ful should not being existed becanse that these people should not be dieing from this swine ful.

    May 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  302. Desmond

    I think the swine flu is causing people to act in a very hectic manner that is unneeded. The swine flu is not that big of an issue yet, the regular flu people get every year causes more deaths than this. We as a country are making it a bigger deal than it really is because we don't have a vaccine for it.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  303. Alan

    I don't think it's a big deal......although i haven't been effected by it.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  304. Dominic

    I think that people are making a big deal out of nothing. We are saying that you can die from swine flu, but you can also die from chicken pox.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  305. joel

    i think that the swine flu will die down

    May 5, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  306. Lilly

    This almost makes no sense to me. This virus seems just like the common cold...We do the same things for this that we do e\with the common cold.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  307. JOE

    The swine flu is here now and there is no need to panic just make sure that you are sanitary and don't freak out about it.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  308. Malachi

    Many people should watch for ways that germs can be transmitted while scientists find a cure. And people who have it should avoid touching other people.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  309. Brooke

    Personally I don't think Swine flu is a huge deal. Mostly because it has the same exact symptoms as a regular flu, and people die from influenza yet we don't make a huge deal about that. Plus, it's just like getting over your regular influenza. We shouldn't make that big of a deal about it.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  310. Mason

    I think that the swin flu could get very out of hand if we do not get it under control, but if we get the flu under control i think that we could stop it from be coming a world wide problem.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  311. KyLee

    I think that people should start taking vitamins and get lots of rest. Scientists are trying to find a cure for the flu. Try to stay calm while all of this is happening.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  312. Kayla

    The people are taking it way way to seriously way to soon. When its not really that big of a deal. You just need to stay sanitary and wash your hands alot each day. People are scared to eat pork now because of the swine flu and really its not something to freak out about.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  313. Alex

    In my opinion, the swine flu is completely over hyped. Just because no one has ever heard of it doesn't mean we should fear it. We don't get this worried over regular influenza. People die from influenza all the time, it's a normal part of nature. If we fear it, it will control us, and if that happens it will be too late.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  314. Lilly

    The H1N1 virus sounds like it may or may not be dangerous....but I just want to know the symptoms you should put them on CNN Student News please?

    May 5, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  315. Joee

    I think that the Swine Flu could become a major pandemic. Scientist need to find a cure before winter strikes or everyone will be cramped up in doors. This flu could just be Nature's way of testing our evolution.....can humans maintain their spot in nature?

    May 5, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  316. timmy

    How many times as the swine flu mutated and has it stopped mutate

    May 5, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  317. justin

    I don't think that it is bad enough that people are closing down schools. I like that they are thinking of there kids and keeping them safe.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  318. Lucas

    We should not be freaking out about swine flu. I think people are making a big deal out of the swine flu

    May 5, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  319. joel

    I think we will be fine.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  320. kyle

    Swine flu is not that bad but you should wash your hands and other stuff so you don't catch it

    May 5, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  321. Mayra (Myra)

    Hey Carl,

    I'm not really concerned about the flu I just think it's something people should take caution of. But for me, I'm not going crazy like it's the end of the world. Do you think that there will be a vaccination found for the flu? Before more cases are found or another person dies from it?

    May 5, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  322. Brandon

    Honestly I think that everyone is making too big of a deal about the Swine Flu. People are now killing pigs because they think that they're going to catch the flu when in reality they won't. I think everyone has made a big deal about this whole flu thing becoming a pandemic when only 300 people have gotten the swine flu.

    Scientists are trying their best to come up with a cure for this swine flu. I think all people who think the scientists need to hurry up with a cure need to calm down and not be so uptight about everything.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  323. Zach

    i am concerned about the wine flu this is the worse possible time for a new virus to come into our world because our economy is going down

    May 5, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  324. griffin

    Thankfully, we have the medicine and technology to cure everyone of their swine flu symptoms so we don’t have to suffer many deaths like they did in Mexico. However, it still seems to be spreading and now Gerogia has found its first cases of the disease.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  325. A u s t i n

    what scares me about the swine flu is that it got across the mexican border un-detected.. what else could come through the borders of mexico. and if something else did break out what would we do because everyone is already freaking out about the swine flu.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  326. boyd

    swine flu is bad but people need to stay clean and heathie and maybe you might not get sick

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  327. Dusty

    you people are taking this flu over board its just a silly cold that they were not prepared for....

    GET A HOLD OF YOUR SELVES PEOPLE

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  328. boyd

    swine flu is bad but people need to stay clean and heathie and maybe you might not get sick

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  329. Stormi

    I don't think that everyone will get the swine flu. I think that they will find a vaccine that will help keep us free of it, but people should still try to wash their hands and be careful though.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  330. Preston

    The swine flu can be very dangerous if it adapts to the anti viral medication. The flu would then spiral out of control and I highly doubt we could push out another vaccination in time to stop it from killing of entire civilizations. We could lose entire city's in a matter of days or even hours if the virus mutates.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  331. Tyler

    I think the swine flu is spreading fast and all we can do to stop it is wash hands often and let people know if you are sick.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  332. rosario

    I think that the swine flu is just going to pass and it will just go away
    i dont think that it is a really big deal

    May 5, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  333. Morgan

    I think that the "swine" flu is just one big joke and people are killing pigs who don't even have the flu.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  334. Haylee

    Many people are taking the H1N1 virus to serious. Also as you know there is a rumor going on that mosquitoes are carrying the virus. I don’t know about you but aren’t pigs carrying it? ~Taylor

    Yeah. Pigs did start it, but I don't think they are spreading it. The people who handle them are. I'm not really sure, but I don't think mosquitoes are carrying it.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  335. Weilun

    Thanks to the recent outbreak of "Swine Flu," people of my school are overreacting and I think that is just ridicules. We haven't even been effected yet. We need something calming, not something that will create uneasiness on modern kids.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  336. Alisha

    Sure the Swine flu is a terrible decease, but right now there are more important things to be worrying about. Such as getting more jobs for the people that need it.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  337. Miranda

    I think that instead of everyone stressing about the swine flu they should figure out ways to not get it or a cure it. Not vary many people have died from it yet and i think that people are overreacting about it every once in a wile there is some type of flue that goes around i think its a part of life live life wile you can and don't stress about the small things.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  338. Emily

    The H1N1 virus has the ability to become a concerning problem, but I think people may be overacting more then necessary.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  339. .Paige.

    I am really scared about this. I dont wanna die.!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  340. Michael

    The Swine Flu is, in my opinion, being blow way out of context. Everyone is panicking about "There are cases in the United States" and "We are all going to die" and others like that. Yes, there are cases of the Swine Flu in the United States, but as long as we wash our hands, stay home when we are sick, and just try to be healthy, everyone will be OK. Further more, on the topic of death, no one, as far as I know, has died in the United States, and the people that have the Swine Flu, are expected to recover completely.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  341. Kiefer

    First of all, It's flu, not flew. It's called spell checker kiddies! Second, I think people are largely overreacting to the H1N1 virus. I don't really understand people with the "we're all going to die!" attitude. We're NOT going to all die. We've got good people working on a vaccine, and and all you really need to do is wash your hands, and keep clean.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  342. Desirae

    This swine flu is not as scary as people are making it seem. Honestly not very many people have died from swine flu, hardly anyone has. Everyone seems to be freaking out about this and are like, "Oh my gosh! What am I going to do about this!" Really? Do you watch the news follow the directions they give like washing your hands frequently. Also you can't just blame it all on President Obama he is only one person he has multiple problems to deal with swine flu is just one of many problems he has.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  343. Dylan

    i think this is going to be a national problem within a couple years

    May 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  344. anthony

    I think that we need not to worry about the swine flu because there are people trying to figure out a cure and that will happen in due time.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  345. Kelsey

    Honestly i think people are making a to big of a deal about it!
    its only the flu, i mean really come on!!!! the flu vaccine changes ALL the time because the virus mutates.

    im sure that scientist can come up with a vaccine for it soon!

    May 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  346. Steed

    I think that if this turns into a big epidemic, then well... that would really suck.
    But for now if its just acting like any other flu, then I don't think we need to make a cure for it, because if it will go away, then we don't have to worry about it. Not everybody freaks out if somebody has a cold or something else right? Its not all that bad. So then I don't see why the Swine Flu should be considered as something terrible.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  347. kenny

    the swine flu is just a retarted case of the flu because i have pigs and my brother does to and we do everything with pigs and we have not yet got swine flu so i am not scared that i will get it:)

    May 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  348. Marco

    I think the swine flu is not as bad as everyone thinks. Everyone has been freaking out about it but it's not as dangerous as people see it.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  349. Jared

    I think that the (Swine Flu Virus) Is very important. I bet people Just Can't wait till they find a Cure or Medication for it. The Swine Flu Doesn't bother me because living in wyoming you probably aren't going to get it because of the elevation or something like that. We all should be concerned but not scared to death!

    May 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  350. brandon

    i think that the government is doing there best to create a medication to aid the group of people with have the flu.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  351. Hannah!

    Things are getting worse everyday!!! I dont really know what started the flu or if we can fix it... but all i know is that.... we better find a cure!

    May 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  352. beth.

    i think that the idea of the swine flu being a "pandemic" is way to negative. this flu seems more like a media "pandemic" rather then a real pandemic itself. it seems like all people like to think about is negative things... and that the just want something horrible in the world to happen. such as, a pandemic, a super volcano erupting or even global warming catching up to us. and ironically the media has all made a movie about a pandemic, a super volcano erupting and global warming catching up to us. there has only been like maybe 500 people that have had the swine flu and only a small fraction of those have actually died from it. im not saying that i think we shouldn't be worried, and that we shouldn't have a vaccine to try to get ride of this flu, i just think that when the media says that it IS going to be a pandemic, its pretty lame.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  353. Bianca.

    It is always good that you take care of your body, and many people still need to learn how to do that. The Swine Flu can be spread and many scientists are trying as hard as they can to be able to make a vaccine because they is people dying, i think that they should have more scientists helping with the vaccine...many people are at risk with this virus. The safest way to prevent it is to get checked by a doctor and to not put your hands all over everything without washing them. I hope they find a vaccine soon so that peoples lives aren't at risk because of a virus.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  354. Trevor

    I think that the swine flu is very serious and that the schools should be shut down so that many parents wouldn't have to worry about their kids having the "Swine Flu." Also i think that the janitors should sanitize the building while the students are out of school that way the students can go back to school as soon as possible.

    May 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  355. Josh

    the swine flu is just a flu that has people hanging from their fingers and to make them scared that they could catch this virus and later die in two-three months and that is my opinion for what the swine flu is....

    May 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  356. Hannah!

    SCARRRRRRRRRRRRRY!

    May 5, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  357. Jared

    I'm not concerned about the swine flu a lot of kids are freaking out about it and it's really annoying. So don't worry people it's not going to get you even if you do have it flu like symptoms... GO TO THE DOCTORS!THEY WILL GIVE YOU MEDICINE TO GET IT OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM!

    May 5, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  358. Anonymous

    I think that the swine flu can be a very dangerous thing, but as long as people are aware of the flu and the signs of it then it should eventually stop.

    May 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  359. Aryanna

    I'm so scared I wish stuff like this never came out but thats apart of life

    May 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  360. travis

    I'm not really worried about the swine flu.

    May 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  361. Bayan

    on your show, either today or yesterday,there was that one guy who was talking about how we are overreacting.i think that is so wrong, because some people have died from this flu, and he acts like he just wants us to lay back and ignore it. I, gor one do not think we are overreaction, just taking the necissary procations.

    May 5, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  362. Rose

    I think that some people are overreacting just a little too much, I mean, I know that's it's scary but there hasn't been any major cases here. So people should just calm down a little and stop worrying for now.

    May 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  363. britt/frankie :]

    this flu is serious. but until it gets into a pnemonia stage its not as bad as a regular flu. its just cold like symptoms. but after a while if not kept sanitary, it turns into a pnemonia and you could suffocate and die. its not something to underestimate. no matter how much you want to beleive your not at risk of getting it, the truth is, you are.

    May 5, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  364. Sally

    I'm totally scarded of the Swine Flu(Mexico Flu) It's just totally scary, like how many people die from it every day, and i really hope that there would be a vaccine or vaccins invented to cure this.... I'm really worried about catching it, and i don't like to eat pork anymore...
    SSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    SSSSSSSSCCCCCCCCCCAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY!!

    May 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  365. Sydney

    I'm starting to get worried about swine flu. Even though there aren't tha many cases in America, two of the schools in my district already have a confirmed case. My school just got it's first confirmed case on the fifth, but the CDC just had to change the rules so now I STILL have to go to school. So unfair!

    May 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm |
  366. Brian?!

    I'm pretty sure that not that many people will die from the swine flu because you have to remember that the flu pandemic happened in 1918 and of course an excessive amount of people died but we are in 2009 now and we are a lot more advanced in medicines and such so I'm at not worrying that much, though still washing my hands frequently.
    <3rian

    May 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm |
  367. Jessica

    Although it is true that the Swine Flu or H1N1 is a new disease which no one has found a true cure for it, in the United States measures have been taken to control it and prevent it from spreading. People are overreacting to the overated publicity given to it as more than 25,000 people in the US die from the regular flue every year. Therefore, be clean; cover your mouth, wash your hands, but don't overreact or panic.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm |
  368. Sebastian

    Im not worried about the swine flu because i always keep myself clean and healthy to prevent diseases such as this.other people are worried and scared because there has been over 300 cases of swine flu in the United States.The best thing everyone could do is not panic and be clean.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  369. alyssa

    i dont think you should go world crisis about it but it is pretty serious. people are dieing.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  370. Anthony

    Swine flu is a serious matter. However it is easily dealt with and prevented with routine actions. You will not get swine flu or and sickness for that matter if you wash your hands regularly and just stay clean and disinfected. This is no different than any other sickness.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:40 am |
  371. Kelli

    I haven't really thought much about the Swine flu or H1N1 because i am not really that afraid to catch it. Just basically keep clean, wash your hands and sneeze or cough into your elbow and I'll be perfectilly fine

    May 6, 2009 at 9:43 am |
  372. Ashley

    i think that people should just wash there hands stay away from people that are sick.so everyone can basicly stay healthy.some people are just staying home and not doing anything because there are scared of geting the swine flu.if you are sick you should not try and get other people sick by not covering your mouth and things.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  373. Pedro

    Some people think that swine flu is declining so i think everyone should try to calm themselves down a little and try to get their lives back together. of course, the people who already died will be remembered. i feel really bad when i think about the familys who lost somebody close to them to a virus they couldnt fight.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  374. Victor

    Swine Flu is just as if a normal flu. There's nothing really to worry about. Also Swine Flu is declining. So it'll eventually die out.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  375. fernando

    I think that people should not panic so much because the swine flu is not killing people that much as it when it started.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  376. nathalia

    Although it is true that the Swine Flu or H1N1 is a new disease which no one has found a true cure for it, in the United States measures have been taken to control it and prevent it from spreading. People are overreacting to the overated publicity given to it as more than 25,000 people in the US die from the regular flue every year. Therefore, be clean; cover your mouth, wash your hands, but don’t overreact or panic.

    I think we must take measures to control that expands and can cause great harm around the world :]

    May 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  377. nathalia

    I think we must take measures to control the flu,that espands and can cause great harm around the world :]

    May 6, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  378. Joshua

    I'm not to worried about the swin flu as long as the people who are affected stay at home.

    May 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  379. karla

    im not worried about the swine flu i hope no one gets very sick no more.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm |
  380. Kyle

    Basically another sickness we have to avoid. Just wash your hand, cover your mouth when you sneeze, ect.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  381. Jared

    Yea Man!

    May 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  382. Marcello

    I think the that we should just be calm and that we will find a solution for it quickly.

    May 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  383. Csaskia from Mr.Perez's class

    The Common Flu effects people everyday so i don’t see why everyone is going crazy about it! i know this is the Swine Flu Its people's fault for it spreating, we should have been more cleaner and not share personal things. Its A Scary thing because you can die, the common flue kills people everyday but all 20 cases in the U.S have made a full recovery. This is Over-rated in my opinion.

    May 7, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  384. Damon

    the swine flu is just a regular flu like any other so stop worring and live your life.wash your hands and stay clean!

    May 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  385. nathan

    I am so scared of the swine flu.And yes i am stiil washing my hand like a normal person would do.

    May 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  386. shelby

    i think some people are to worried about it a should go on with there lifes the government said it is no wore then the normal flu and i don't spend my time thinking about that. 🙂 🙂 🙂 : ):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    May 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  387. Mr. Davelaar

    Mr. Davelaar,
    you are the best teacher in the whole world. nobody can compare to your teaching. you are a good teacher for social studies.

    From: Asha, Ally, Alisha

    May 8, 2009 at 7:37 am |
  388. luke

    i feel that everyone is way to concerned about this virus. they say that it is no more deadly than a commun flu. it is not a bad idea to send extra supplies but we dont need to freak out over it all

    May 8, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  389. Betty

    I think that we should all stop worring about the swin flu people are acting like its the new flu that just been discover swin flu has been around for the longest time and people are not dying cuz of the flu its the treatment that does it.

    May 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  390. Peyton

    Come on guys!! Get it together. The so called "Swine Flu" is nothing to worry about. It is no worse and no better than the regular flu! It'll all blow over before you know it. I mean just because someone dies because of doesn't mean we have a pandemic on our hands!! People die of the regular flu too!! It's just like flu!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  391. mmmmmmmmm

    I think people are overreacting about the swine flu

    May 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  392. Jessica

    Im very clean......so hopefully i wont catch this nasty swine flu!!! And TOOOOO many people are overreacting, just stay clean!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  393. taylor

    i think it is kind of scary and me and my friends brought cleaning materials to school and wore a mask and gloves. But people were asking us if we had swine flu
    which i don't get.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  394. April

    To be honest, I think they ( the government) are making such a big deal about the swine flu so they can get peoples minds off the economy while Obama tries to get us out of dept

    May 9, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  395. jeff

    I dont understand why people are freaking out about this so much especially since its just like any other flu. I think the government shouldn't have made such a huge commotion about it because all its doing is causing panic and causing people not to buy pork which is slowing down business for the people who provide pork. As long as you wash your hands and take care of your self your probably not going to get it. And if you it will go away just like any other flu.

    May 11, 2009 at 12:01 am |
  396. allie:)

    thanks for the advice. i really dont want to get it and i think it is getting better we really need to make sure we wash our hands.

    May 11, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  397. Leo

    I don't know why everyone's so concerned about the swine flu...it hasn't been a major problem, but everyone seems to be freaking out when maybe four people have died from it while hundreds of others have died from the regular flu!

    May 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  398. Samy

    I am concerned about the swine flu but i think it will get worse next year and so hopfully that won't happen.

    May 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  399. Avi

    I'm not worried about the swine flu because it's just a different version of the regular flu. People are just making a big deal about it because lots of people also die from the regular flu each year.

    May 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  400. Johanna!!

    The swine flu isnt as bad as it was
    a couple weeks ago but that doesnt mean
    we shouldn't still wash our hands and be concerned.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  401. MICHELEEE! Mr. Perez p2

    I Think people are makinq a biq deal about it just calm and dont blame it on the poor little piqs!

    May 12, 2009 at 11:18 am |
  402. Douglas

    I think its going to go all over the world. And they should find a cure to it

    May 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  403. nessaabear:D

    well, im not really afraid of the swine flu.
    i think people should stop making such a big deal about it.
    they already said that its just like the regular flu.
    but still, nobody wants that eitherxP

    May 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  404. santana lov his mom

    i think that people are blowing the swine flu out of perporson

    May 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  405. rolando

    i think the swine flu isnt as bad as they say it is.

    May 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  406. daniela

    well i think the swine flu is bad because its is spreading very fast and they should find a way to cure it .

    May 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  407. cris123

    I've been hearing about this deadly dieseas and have been worrying

    May 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  408. yankee

    well i think that the swine flu is bad cause its killing people and spreading across the world. people are going crazy but its not that serious.

    May 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  409. christofer

    i think the swine fluu will not be be affeting miami becasuee form what im seeing it going alway .

    May 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  410. stephanie

    i think this spread of disease should be cured quickly ..... do to the fact there isnt much more vacine to go around .

    May 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  411. andres

    i think the swine flu is a conspiracy by the goverment to make people want to buy all of the supplies like hand sanitizer and mask and gloves. people are over reacting to everything they need to calm down and chill

    May 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  412. danny

    i think that someone has to find a vaccine for the sine flu before it spreads and kills more people all over the world

    May 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  413. BOBBY

    I THINK PEOPLE ARE OVER REACTING! HONESTLY!

    May 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  414. BOBBY

    PEOPLE NEED TO CHILL!

    May 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  415. mr perez class jonathan!!

    the swine diesease is a very deadly flu. many people have died from it. i just hope theres enough vaccine for everyone so no one else can get this horrible flu!

    May 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  416. kaycee-dia! and mega-million

    Nobody around us has swine flew its not that bad..and seriously its not as bad as the regular flu!

    May 14, 2009 at 8:16 am |
  417. Dakota

    We should be worried about Swine Flu, but come on! People really are overreacting.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  418. Justus

    I think people are overreacting about this outbreak. I think we should be worrying about it but people are freaking out and things are starting to calm down and people need to chill. IT AIN'T GONNA KILL YOU.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  419. dylan

    I think people are over reacting about swine flu it is just a new level of the flu.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  420. peter

    I think the swine flu is vary vary scaryyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  421. Jimmy

    I think the "swine flu" is a stupid joke.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  422. b

    It is just a flu just like any other. It is just like the common cold and I don't see what all of the people are freaking out about. All of you people need to chill out.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  423. Hayley

    The swine flu is very bad, but people shouldnt worry about it. If your clean then you dont have to worry about it.

    Ps. love your show.

    May 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm |