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April 28th, 2009
06:18 AM ET

What's on Tap – Tuesday April 28th, 2009

We are on the front lines of the fight to stem the spread of swine flu. The outbreak is possibly entering a dangerous new phase this morning – with suspected cases in the U.S. and Mexico nearly doubling. The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic level to four… saying level six – an all-out pandemic is not inevitable. Health officials now say there are 82 confirmed cases worldwide. Mexico, the center of the fight against the virus now suspects swine flu in 149 deaths. Two-thousand people are believed to be infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 40 cases here at home, after further testing at a New York Catholic High School revealed that 28 students have been infected. The median age of the victims – just 16. The White House is now scrambling to get ahead of the outbreak.

President Obama calling it cause for “concern,” not “alarm.” Today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets exclusive access inside a Mexico City hospital where patients are isolated with swine flu. Nurses walked out in protest saying they are not being given enough protection from the disease.

We are also talking to a family under voluntary isolation because of the swine flu virus. The Henshaw family is under isolation after son Hayden was diagnosed. Now father Patrick and daughter Hannah say they have also been diagnosed with the strain.

The former head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. David Kessler will talk about the safety of our food supply. Some countries have now banned pork products. Should we? Dr. Kessler is also the author of the book "The End of Overeating.”

Another big story on the agenda today: The first 100 days. President Obama’s promise of change. The swift and bold actions he took to make good on that promise and whether you’re better off than you were 100 days ago.

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  1. James Merriman

    While i sitting here thinking about this,why is there so many death in mexico,i guess they dont have the right protection for the pigs.i live in us.i work with pigs in my pass we all way give them the right shot that they need.i guess we have to slow up eating pork.that meaned our pigs in us might get that rate will decrease in mexico.o well it is ,it is.people are really scare.i know one thing we need to PRAY if we believe

    April 28, 2009 at 8:52 am |