Two Truths and 10 Lies

I recently read a great phrase that described news media as a “fire hose” of information that needs to be filtered through to find reliable sources. It can be especially overwhelming when watching for updates on the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Who knows what to trust and how to react?

Well, with the World Health Organization declaring the H1N1 virus as a “stage six” pandemic, I thought I’d list ten flu myths to dispel any fears you might have and turn that fire hose down a bit…okay, okay, that’s taking the metaphor a little too far.

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