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It’s almost that wonderful time of year again: flu season. This year, the world is faced with a new enemy named the swine flu, or H1N1 virus. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

As American health authorities are bracing for what they believe could be one of the worst pandemics in many years, most Americans aren’t giving it the time of day.

According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll from Aug. 19, more than 60 percent of Americans are “not too” or “not at all” worried about the swine flu. The poll also suggests that three-quarters of Americans have faith that the government will handle this flu situation appropriately and will take care of U.S. residents.

We’ve seen evidence of authorities preparing to deal with this. Many state public school systems have decided to make an H1N1 shot mandatory for all students, and many universities are planning ahead for many students to be missing school during flu season.

The University of South Florida has mandated that each teacher must have a plan for continuing education if a health or natural emergency occurs. Along with that plan, each classroom has a large bottle of hand sanitizer and a laminated poster with tips for educating students know what to do in order to minimize the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Authorities are taking necessary precautions to keep the swine flu under control. Now, if only the rest of the country would take the necessary precautions to keep it under control, maybe this flu season won’t be a detrimental as the professionals are expecting.

andrea @ August 27, 2009

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