Napolitano Flips on Passive Approach to Swine Flu

You will remember that on Sunday Janet Napolitano, President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, said her department was dealing with swine flu “passively.” That was when the CDC has confirmed 20 cases. Monday, the number of cases was up … Continue reading

Swine Flu Found in Kane County; Schools in Batavia and Aurora Closed

The Kane County Health Department announced today that Aurora’s Marmion Academy and Rotolo Middle School in Batavia would “close temporarily following the identification of a probable swine flu case in each of the schools. This is a preventive measure designed … Continue reading

US Swine Flu Approach: “Passive” or “Aggressive?”

Reading the transcript of the Department of Homeland Security press conference Sunday about the swine flu threat left me confused. Secretary Janet Napolitano stressed the passive nature of people coming in from Mexico: “…we’re doing, as I said passive surveillance … Continue reading