Tag: <span>H1N1 flu</span>

I haven’t had the flu since I was a kid. I never get flu shots. I wasn’t planning on getting an H1N1 shot when it becomes available but after listening to yesterday’s Midmorning show on MPR, I find myself now considering it. Medical myths and H1N1. Are you going to get the shot or not?

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The LG TriumvirateWe were all pretty perky for this week’s show, handing out some kudos here and there while we discussed a bunch of local issues that I can’t quite remember as I write this.

I do remember having fun, though, so be sure to listen anyway!

Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

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B00526_H1N1_flu_smlThe White House is hosting a H1N1 Summit today and sent out an email (text below) urging communities to begin public H1N1 preparedness/awareness campaigns. As far as I can tell, there’s no H1N1 preparedness happening in Northfield. There’s no information on the City of Northfield’s Emergency Information web page, nor on the Northfield Hospital’s Emergency Communication & Disaster Planning web page, nor on the Northfield School District’s site. (continued)

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Some Northfielders are stocking up on groceries because of the government’s declaration of a swine H1N1 flu “public health emergency.”  I think that’s over-reacting, sort of like heading to your basement when there’s only a tornado watch. Even Janet Napolitano, Secretary  of the Department of Homeland Security, said “I wish we could call it a declaration of emergency preparedness.” But kudos to the City of Northfield for posting a swine H1N1 flu information page/widget on their website today. (continued)

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