Public Health

CDC's Schuchat: I Flew; It's Safe

Someone who should know whether it's safe to fly commercial during the flu outbreak says she did just that last night.

Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat, interim deputy director for Science and Public Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep today that while respiratory illnesses can spread in confined places, healthy travelers don't need to be very worried:

Vice President Joe Biden, of course, has taken some heat for suggesting otherwise.

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