Dr. Anita Barry, director of the Infectious Disease Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission
Thomas Frieden, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lawrence Gostin, professor of global health law, Georgetown University Law School
The flu season began early this year and has struck hard in many areas of the country. On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency for the state of New York, and last week Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a similar emergency within the city of Boston.