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Does the Flu Vaccination Policy at Children’s Hospital Violate Employees' Rights?new

Gillian Kirkpatrick thinks the hospital’s new flu vaccination policy goes too far. The policy requires that all staff either get a shot for H1N1 and seasonal flu or don the badge and mask. It violates her privacy, she says. And parents have been giving her uneasy looks.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Peter Holslin  |  01-13-2010  |  Science

Health Care or Hell? A Diary of H1N1new

I asked myself what other business in civilized society would allow a customer to sit in their lobby for an entire day. Waiting. Hour after hour. No apologies, no apparent attempt to speed things up or call in extra help. I actually thought it was normal...for the first six hours.
Weekly Alibi  |  Michael P. D'Arco  |  12-08-2009  |  Science

One Key Point Lost in the H1N1 Flu Hysteria: Best Prevention is Basic Hygienenew

How do we stay healthy in a germy world? In Soap and Water and Common Sense, Dr. Bonnie Henry suggests we scrub our hands well -- and vaccines don't hurt, either.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gail Johnson  |  10-20-2009  |  Science

Ignorance and Stupidity are Leading Too Many People to Avoid Flu Vaccinesnew

There are some parents who don't think that the H1N1 flu will be worse than any other flu, so why bother? I actually agree with them, but they're in the minority of the abstainers. The vast majority of those who are rejecting the vaccine are doing so out of wrongheaded politics or an empty-headed misunderstanding of science.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tom Danehy  |  10-15-2009  |  Science

Swine Flu Summit Aims to 'Keep the World Working' During Pandemicnew

Business leaders from the largest corporations in the United States come to Minneapolis, with purses full of hand sanitizer, to learn how to cope with swine flu.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Bradley Campbell  |  09-30-2009  |  Science

Why Are Insurers Blocking H1N1 Treatment Prescriptions?

I got swine flu. Five days later, I was at death's door -- because my evil insurance company wouldn't honor my doctor's prescription. Memo to future revolutionaries: if you require a firing squad for the executives of the Health Insurance Plan (HIP) of New York, I'm handy with a rifle.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-23-2009  |  Science

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