April 28th, 2009
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/28/09

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Here's your chance to comment on tonight's show. Discuss the swine flu outbreak, Sen. Arlen Spector's party switch, and more with Anderson, Erica Hill, and the AC360° staff.

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soundoff (581 Responses)
  1. Tanner

    Should people who have suppressed immune systems or auto immune diseases be worried more about the swine flu?

    April 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Nick, Toronto

    @Bob Rodert they don't want to call it the 'swine flu' anymore because they don't want it to impact the pig farmers and that segement of he economy and add further to its troubles.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Rebekah

    why hijack a tractor tailor cab? goodness, people really are getting creative...

    well, great coverage tonite AC360 team!

    Goodnight Anderson and Erica! can't wait for the First 100 Days coverage =]

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, I know , hygiene helps, and yes they say in the southern hemisphere the flu make pick up in the coming months. Hope it's contained or mitigated by then. Take special care ok?

    good night isabel, good night everyone

    trucker dedicated to that red truck

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Well, I for one, appreciate all the information AC360 has given us these past days regarding Swine Flu. I think the more informed you are, the less panic. Thanks.

    Looking forward to tomorrow's coverage of Pres. Obama's first 100 days!

    Nite all!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Jim

    Anderson ... has anyone investigated the stolen virus vials from the U.S. Army base in MD about two weeks ago. They thought it was equine flu virus capable of being transmitted to humans. It is ironic that we now have a breakout of flu (swine or other) shortly afterwards that is infecting humans. Please research further.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Karla

    I don't know if this has been addressed yet. Can your dog (or any pet therefore) catch the swine flu and can it be passed on to humans from your dog (or pets).

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Nicole from Tn

    I have CNSLupus, and I am on Methotrexate to suppress my immune system. With this Swine Flu should I need to be more cautious than most, because my immune system is more vulnerable?

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    There is a video about this rescue on gorilla.cd. I was so glad to hear that she is doing well!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Isabel Siaba

    Good night, Anderson, Erica, Randi, David, 360 team!!
    Good rest! Intensify the Vitamin C! 😉

    Good night, friends, bloggers!
    Good night, David (Indiana)!!

    Take care, everyone!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Cessy, Chicago

    good night, Anderson 😀 and you amazing AC360 crew!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Steve - southern Illinois

    There were a lot of great questions asked on the blog tonight!!

    Goodnight everyone!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Good night.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Doug

    Swine Flu out break in Mexico, and drugs, all the more reason we need to sucure our borders.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. kai Hayes

    We are heading to Cancun by end of July for summer vacation, our flights a hotel reservation has been paid. Should we cancel? If so would the hotel and flight be refunded to us?

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Good Night To All!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Krasi, Houston, TX

    Yes, the ones who don't manage to escape are the ones who end up on the news:) Good night everyone!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Maureen T, Canada

    Say hello to my little friends! I loved that. Big fan of that movie too Andy! Pacino at his best! Well, another day, another dollar...Get a lot of rest tonight Andy, you'll be on a little earlier tomorrow night. 🙂

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Lori from IL

    It's about that time again -

    Can't believe that someone was trying to smuggle a baby gorilla out of the Congo. Glad he was rescued and is going to be okay.

    Goodnight, Anderson, Erica and Fellow Bloggers -

    Until tomorrow, peace........

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Cindy E

    My daughter is planning to cruise to Mexico next week. Will travelers on board be protected from the flu, and if it happens to infect someone on the ship, how will they be able to treat sick ones and stop it from spreading to all on board.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Clive

    Re. Firefighters. How can we make an informed opinion with no information about what was in the test that was considered unfair and why and by which professionals?
    Surely you can not make a decision based upon the score distribution alone. Was the group who took the test even big enough for statistical analysis? Inquiring minds want to know.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. tiffany

    The govt stressed the fact that containment is key when panic spread about bird flu but I hear now fromWHO that there is no chance for that now. What happened? We should have been ready to respond to this!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I can't wait forward tomorrow night 100 days report card!
    That will good program with Wolf, Anderson and CNN team!

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, and my friend twitter/facebook bloggers!!!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night!!!!
    Day of the shot with man hang on the truck to chase!!!! That's so scary shot! great shot!

    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    People apparently never learn that the police always catch you...

    Good night Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers! Have a good sleep and a great tomorrow! Can't wait for the coverage tomorrow! 🙂 Talk to you then!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Isabel Siaba

    That insanity! unbelievable! And stupid!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. starr formerly known as vincent

    Another incredible night on the blog!

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Dr,.Gupta, David G and ALL of the rest of 360. (Kudos again to the moderators).

    Good night fellow bloggers! great conversation, as always!

    The chase scene incredible!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  27. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  28. Tim Adamczyk

    The report on the reverse discrimination case failed to answer the main questions that it the subject provokes. What about the test was in favor of white firefighters? Why arrant there any interviews with the black firefighters? what is the history of the results on this test? who has gained in the past from acting upon affirmative action? What is the difference between a racially biased question and a non-biased question? Their is a blatant lack of data in this story. A story cannot be told on expert opinions only especially when all they do is repeat the previous statement and their position without giving any information on the case itself.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  29. Mary

    Wow! Serious night. If we all stayed home the flu would still survive and be spread. Level 4 is bad, if anything is a great concern it should be those visiting people in the hospital. Great night, have a great day!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Robert Valenzuela

    I just came back from a business meeting in Mexico City, and i have never seen downtown so lonely and just beeing at the airport, you can feel the tension these people are facing toward this epidemic. Even McDonalds restraunts have closed their stores with the exception of their drive-thru. Its unbelievable!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  31. Esma

    Where are you going to go on a big rig? Seriously? You really think no one's going to notice? You'd never make it as a pirate!

    Goodnight everyone! Or, I should say, "Oink, oink!"

    April 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
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