Swine Flu: Mixed Messages and Public Anxiety

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Two weeks ago, swine flu vaccination was derided on television talk shows, and polls showed a lack of public interest. Then supplies began to run out. Even before the President declared an Emergency last Saturday, lines were forming. Now the government is counseling Americans not to panic. Why is there a lack of supply? Is that what's behind the increased demand? Who really needs the vaccine? Is the risk from the H1N1 virus being blown all out of proportion?

Credits

Guests:
Michael D. Shear - New York Times - @shearm, Elizabeth Heubeck - mother of a 9-year-old child with asthma, James Landers - pediatrician near Detroit, Michigan, Lisa Jackson - Senior Investigator, Group Health Cooperative , Matthew Dallek - George Washington University - @mattdallek

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton