Swine Flu

Obama: No Cause for Alarm

President Obama said today that the swine flu merits concern but is “not a cause for alarm.” The World Health Organization, meanwhile, said that there are now 40 confirmed cases in the United States—none of which have been fatal. "But one thing is clear: Our capacity to deal with a public health challenge of this sort rests heavily on the work of our scientific and medical community," Obama said. "And this is one more example of why we cannot allow our nation to fall behind. "Other developments: The European Union has advised against nonessential travel to the United States. The acting head of the Center for Disease Control, said people should be prepared for “possibly deaths.”