H1N1: What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do

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As the US government prepares to hand out more than 250 million free doses of vaccine for the H1N1 virus, health officials are confronting fear and misinformation. What is the H1N1, or swine flu, as it's commonly known? Who should take a vaccine against it? By taking early precautions to combat the flu, has the government caused more anxiety than necessary? Also, Also, Afghan terror suspect, Najibullah Zazi, enters a plea in federal court, and placebos, or sugar pills, are making people feel better. Pharmaceutical companies  want to know why. Sara Terry guest hosts.

Banner image: A dose of flu vaccination is administered during an exercise at TC Williams High School September 11, 2009 in Alexandria, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper