UM: Flu Pandemic

NPR’s All Things Considered has an interview with Sandro Galea, a professor of epidemiology and director of UM’s Center for Global Health. He says it’s “problematic” when a public official – in this case, vice president Joe Biden – provides information that’s in direct contrast with the message being delivered by health officials and government leaders. On the Today Show, Biden said that in response to the swine flue threat, he has advised his family not to travel in confined spaces, such as airplanes or the subway. [Source]