I live in London and would like to get vaccinated for swine flu. I am not in a "high risk" group. How can I do this? [more inside]
My husband and I have different opinions on whether or not the swine flu vaccine is really necessary for our two kids. What do you reckon? [more inside]
There's no special place to turn up if you think you've got the swine flu to be tested or otherwise counted--hospitals and clinics tell people to just stay home unless they are having actual health complications. How is the CDC able to say that 22 million people have been infected with H1N1 when if you don't have to be hospitalized, nobody will even test you for it?
What online resources would you recommend – and NOT recommend – for the H1N1-worried? [more inside]
I have a meeting shortly with someone who will have just come from her sister's bedside; the sister has the swine flu. I am pregnant and wondering if I am being overly cautious to want to cancel. Thoughts? [more inside]
My employer just asked us to contact HR if any of our employees are diagnosed with H1N1 flu. Is this allowable under HIPAA? [more inside]
Asking for my sister-in-law: is the swine flu vaccine formulation given to people in China (Shanghai) the same as the US version? [more inside]
Is it worth delaying H1N1 swine flu vaccination for an 8-month-old infant to get the preservative-free version? [more inside]
Did the hospital save my blood samples and could they be retested? Would swine flu cause a positive test for regular flu? [more inside]
Our 13 month old has been invited to participate in a clinical trial to see how the swine flu virus and the regular flu virus react in small children. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
With all this flu talk, it got me wondering...I got a really bad case of it back in March. (Doctor confirmed.) Could it possibly have been of the swine variety? [more inside]
Swine flu vaccine question: If I've gotten the seasonal flu vaccine in the past without any complications, does this mean that I don't have to worry about the "Guillain-Barre syndrome" that hit people in 1976? Or will the H1N1 vaccine be formulated differently that the seasonal flu vaccine? This question is prompted by this article... [more inside]
YANMDfilter: Do these swine-flu-like symptoms require a trip to the emergency room? [more inside]
Would an h1n1 test show a positive result on a person that had the flu weeks ago but is not currently sick? [more inside]
Is there any further action I can take to recoup the financial loss and and deal with the emotional frustration resulting from my university's swine-flu-panic decision to cancel a much-anticipated field research opportunity? [more inside]
I'm sure Kaiser Permanente and other major HMOs have plans related to a potential pandemic, and how they would try to protect their customers' health and/or minimize financial losses. Have the plans themselves been published or leaked? Has anything summarizing those plans been published anywhere?
I've been tasked with overseeing some of the swine flu preparations in my workplace. Help? [more inside]
Swine flu has given rise to a whole lot more speculation about a coming pandemic than SARS did. Why?
Current Events Science Filter: Both the AP and Reuters are reporting that the Swine flu actually "contains DNA from avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses." Can someone please explain to me how such a mixture is possible? Thanks.