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April 29th, 2009
06:20 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday April 29, 2009

The President’s 100th day in office.  How’s he doing so far?  What can we expect in the second 100 days?  From botched appointments, to pirates, to his approach in times of crisis, the President is already revealing how he will lead.  We want to hear how you grade the president.  Call 877-MYAMFIX.

The swine flu source. Confirmed or suspected outbreaks now in nine American states. At least 64 confirmed cases.  Hundreds more suspected here and thousands around the world. 152 deaths in Mexico are now linked to swine flu. And now – we know the source.  He’s being called “patient zero.”  He’s a five-year-old boy who lives tucked away in a small mountain village off a dusty road flanked by pig farms in Mexico.  He survived the earliest documented case of swine flu in an outbreak that, officials say, has now spread across four continents, and CNN found him.

Swine flu stop signal.  The swine flu outbreak in Mexico has caused tourists to cancel or postpone their vacations. Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world: what impact is this outbreak having on the industry and the overall economy?

Swine flu twitter fog.  Twitter is soaring with posts and chatter about the swine flu.  Some of it is pretty good and useful.   Unfortunately, a lot of it is hype and exaggeration and even false. That is fueling concern that unfiltered talk about the disease will create fear and confusion, as people turn to the hugely popular blogging site for information.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. David Christensen

    We have communications with the people of the world again. Communication and understanding of others ways will heal the hate and mistrust that the Bush Administration forced on the world.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:51 am |
  2. Margaret H.

    In this global vortex of viral information, people need to be aware and intelligent enough to obtain information from a reliable news source. Personally, I view Twitter and other such blogs, purely as entertainment with hints of factual information. I don't feel that Twitter should be held accountable for any erroneous information posted on their site. However, viewers and/or participants of blogs in general, should
    Know, that these sites are not the "Holy Grail" of factual news!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:21 am |
  3. Dan Nelson

    Do you think that this swine flu will survive through the heat of the summer and if not will it come back with more of a punch in the fall?

    April 29, 2009 at 7:44 am |
  4. Mitchel

    Hi friends and family,

    Most things in life are simple. Good hygiene, and this includes washing your hands regularly. Most people in the food industry are almost obsessive about this hand washing business, because we handle food, and shake hands with people who do or do not have good hygiene. I wash my hands like 20 times in a 5 hour shift. Medical people get this point too. So wash your hands when it makes sense , and no problems. Second thought is the idiot who approved the fly-over of NYC. Fire him for stupidity. We cannot afford to have stupid people in our government right now ( Actually, we never could, but it is particularly important not to have stupid people now~! ). His apology was seriously lacking on his grasp of reality, and it showed that he is not really remorseful, and like a true idiot, he did not apologize using the right sense of the moment. He used political "speak" , not a true " I'm Messed up" speak. He is dim. Dump him Obama.

    Take care, and God bless us from the idiots who run our country.
    Mitchel.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:40 am |
  5. michael armstrong sr.

    mr. obamas a really goog chief but all his indians are much like the cast on the old show F TROOP meaning his supervisors needs surpervicing so i give a a big fat C.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:38 am |