A Veracruz, Mexico, health official checks a masked boy for swine flu.
NPR's crack health and science team takes a break from reporting on the 2009 H1N1/swine flu outbreak to look back at the week's events. In this podcast special, health and science editors and reporters discuss how the outbreak unfolded and the status of the vaccine.
They also examine this recurring question: The virus doesn't seem all that bad here -- is everyone overreacting?
Don't be too comforted, they caution. There's still a lot we don't know about this new strain of flu. So -- listen in and find out more:
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Also, if you have questions you're not finding answers to about the swine flu -- please write us at NPRHealth@npr.org ... And early next week, we'll post another podcast with answers!