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"The Talking Cure: Discussion of swine flu may have been hysterical, but it was necessary," by Anne Applebaum. Posted May 11, 2009.
"Swine Flu FAQ: Will getting swine flu now protect me later? Why is winter flu season? Why do vaccines take so long?" By Christopher Beam. Posted May 1, 2009.
"Hand-Washing in Public Bathrooms: Can soap get dirty? Or is it "self-cleaning," since it's soap?" by Daniel Engber. Posted April 30, 2009.
"What Happened to Avian Flu? It never really went away. We just forgot about it," by Sydney Spiesel. Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
"The Swine Last Time: Does my 1976 inoculation still work, or doesn't it?" by Timothy Noah. Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
"Flu Fighters: Sen. Susan Collins says she hates the pork, not the swine," by Christopher Beam. Posted Monday, April 27, 2009.
"Does Every Animal Have Its Own Kind of Flu? No, but whales and seals do," by Brian Palmer. Posted Monday, April 27, 2009.
"Why Are Some Countries Banning Pork Imports? Do they know something about swine flu that we don't?" by Noreen Malone. Posted Monday, April 27, 2009.
"Are Pigs Dying of Swine Flu, Too? No, it's just another day in the sty," by Brian Palmer. Posted Monday, April 27, 2009.
"An Outbreak of Opportunism: Mexico's president is trying to use the swine flu to consolidate his power," by John M. Ackerman. Posted Monday, April 27, 2009.
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