I can’t turn on the television or radio or pick up a newspaper without hearing about the new flu strain epidemic. Note: I am calling it the “new flu strain” epidemic rather than the swine flu epidemic. And I confess, although I am not overly alarmed by what we know so far, my public health training has me concerned and intrigued by this story too. As I do countless radio interviews for ABC News on the subject, I find that everyone is asking the same smart questions.
1) Since this flu strain apparently originated in pigs, should we avoid pig products altogether?