Monitor Swine Flu With Zero Media Hype

Monitor Swine Flu With Zero Media Hype

Trancy.net is a news aggregator that keeps track of the swine flu but removes all the media hype, leaving just the data. The best-part are the auto-updating graphs fed with WHO (World Health Organization) data showing confirmed cases, confirmed deaths, and number of countries reporting confirmed cases.

Breaking: Texan Dies From Swine Flu

Breaking: Texan Dies From Swine Flu

Swine flu has claimed its first US victim. Details were scant but Texas health officials said the woman lived close to the Mexican border and had other, chronic, health problems. [AP] (Photo: law_keven)

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/05/now-your-money-can-be/

Now your money can be at work in a different way, helping predict outbreaks as you spend it. Researchers at Northwestern University are testing a new computer modeling program that tracks the flow of dollar bills across the US as a way to predict the spread of swine flu. [New York Times]

Important Announcement: Drugstore Has Tamiflu; Commence Panicking

Important Announcement: Drugstore Has Tamiflu; Commence Panicking

Anticipating a swine flu/H1N1 panic in your workplace, school, or airplane? Walgreens in Colleyville, TX has you covered.

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/04/how-to-wash-your/

How To Wash Your Hands You’re probably not scrubbing and rinsing long enough; try singing the guitar riff to “Layla” while you wash. [Consumer Reports Safety]

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/04/swine-flu-household-cleaning-tips/

Swine Flu Household Cleaning Tips From The CDC If someone at your home has contracted swine flu, prevent its further spread by following the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Consumer Reports Health]

Swine Flu Fanatics Kick Man With Sniffles Off Airplane

Swine Flu Fanatics Kick Man With Sniffles Off Airplane

James says he got ejected from his United Airlines flight because he had a cold and some of the other passengers wigged out, fearful of becoming swine flu victims. His letter, and its surprise ending, inside…

Um, No, Herbal Supplements Will Not Fight Swine Flu

Um, No, Herbal Supplements Will Not Fight Swine Flu

The FDA wants you to know that herbal supplements have not been approved to fight swine flu, or really anything. Still, some internet pharmacies want you to believe that a pill of twigs is the answer to all your unlikely health ills. And like all good scams, some of their products are dangerous…

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/01/sure-worry-about-your-own/

Sure, worry about your own health, you selfish prick. Farmers, on the other hand, are worried that you will spread swine flu to their pigs. [Reuters]

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/01/the-wsj-health-blog-is/

The WSJ Health Blog is live blogging the CDC H1N1 flu update. [WSJ]

New Handshakes For The Swine Flu

New Handshakes For The Swine Flu

To help prevent swine flu, here are some new handshakes that minimize direct human contact.

Continental: No Refunds For Swine Flu Cancellations

Continental: No Refunds For Swine Flu Cancellations

The swine flu outbreak is making thing tough for people who had booked Mexican vacations. Reader Kurt is one such person. He got a full refund from the hotel, but is dismayed that Continental won’t extend him the same courtesy.

Memo To Cruise Lines: Seattle Is Not Cozumel

Memo To Cruise Lines: Seattle Is Not Cozumel

A few different cruise lines took initiative and changed the itineraries of ships heading to Mexico in the near future. However, they won’t let customers who are uninterested in sailing to the tropical paradise of San Francisco rebook or get full refunds.

Avoid Swine Flu: Hold Your Meetings On The Interweb

Avoid Swine Flu: Hold Your Meetings On The Interweb

Sure, there are swine flu scams out there, but what about the perfectly honest companies using the threat of global pandemic to hawk their wares?

Watch Out For Scammy Swine Flu Email, Websites

Watch Out For Scammy Swine Flu Email, Websites

How can you tell you’ve made it on the Internet? How about if you’re turned into spambait? MSN Money reports that scammers are taking advantage of the sudden interest in swine flu by using it in subject lines to get people to open messages and download attachments. Don’t do it! Tell your friends and relatives not to do it, either!

http://consumerist.com/2009/04/29/swine-flu-pandemic-alert-raised/

Swine Flu Pandemic Alert Raised To 5 The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert to 5, its second-highest level Wednesday, indicating the outbreak of swine flu that originated in Mexico is nearing widespread human infection. [CNN]

Canceling A Vacation Due To Swine Flu? Expect The Runaround

Canceling A Vacation Due To Swine Flu? Expect The Runaround

So, you’ve decided to cancel your “nonessential” trip to Mexico to avoid the swine flu outbreak. Great. Just don’t expect the cancellation process to go smoothly.

http://consumerist.com/2009/04/28/heres-why-you-dont-rely/

Here’s why you don’t rely solely on Twitter for news about health scares. [xkcd] (Thanks to Rebecca!)