The Politics of Influenza

Now that it looks like the H1N1 (Swine) flu is starting to wane and may not be the global disaster it could have been, I can't help but reflect on how political a public health emergency can be. Here is what I observed over the past week of flu-mania:Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as U.S. Health Secretary on Tuesday just hours after the Senate finally confirmed her nomination. The week before,


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