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May 18th, 2009
09:44 PM ET

Evening Buzz: New Flu Fears

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/HEALTH/05/18/swine.flu.ny.death/art.asst.principal.swine.flu.wabc.jpg caption="Mitchell Wiener, 55, who died Sunday, was listed in critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital."]

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

The danger isn't over with swine flu. There's been another death in the U.S. linked to the virus. The victim was an assistant school principal in New York City, who had an underlying condition. Tonight, students held a vigil for the popular former math teacher. Their school is among 17 temporarily closed because students have fallen sick.

Tonight, 360 M.D. Sanjay Gupta has the latest on the outbreak. Get the facts you need know about H1N1.

Plus, Farrah Fawcett's fight to live. More than 9 million people watched the NBC documentary "Farrah's Story" on Friday. The former "Charlie's Angels" actress was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. It has spread to her liver. The 62 year old said she's sharing her battle so more people are aware of the rare illness that kills about 680 people each year. Dr. Gupta will stick around to give you the risk factors and other details on the cancer.

And, did police in Toledo, Ohio use too much force when they arrested a 14 year old boy? Click here to watch the controversial video posted on Youtube. Trevor Casey's family says he's the victim of police brutality. But according to a police report obtained by Toledo affiliate NBC 24, Casey and three others were loitering and Casey refused orders to leave the are. When he was told he was under arrest, Casey allegedly began fighting officers. We'll have both sides of this story and let you be the judge.

Join us for all this and more starting at 10pm ET.

See you then!


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jared

    I think it has spread too fast, which is why this flu is a major problem.

    May 19, 2009 at 5:10 am |
  2. Alexis

    I don't want to diminish the loss of lives from the swine flu. Anything type of illness that results in a loss of life is disturbing. However, there are those in the media, like Lou Dobbs, who speaks in a sensationaized tone and and creates fear when it's more important to educate. I am not a medical or disease control expert, so I cannot speak to the severity of this strain of flu, but I can tell when some reporters focus on the "worst case scenarios" when they need to interview more experts (CDC, NIH and other medical professionals) who can provide education on what they know and what we can do. I realize that 24 hour cable needs to keep the audience engaged, but creating panic is a poor use of airtime! When it comes to matters of public health, let's leave the editorials out of it and stick to the facts!!

    May 19, 2009 at 4:31 am |
  3. David

    The swine flu situation is terrible, I understand that. But how many people die each year from all different illnesses. Cancer, leukemia, the regular flu? It is all terrible, but why are people treating this flu as such a major problem compared to other illnesses that kill in much greater numbers to a much wider-spread geographic area?

    May 18, 2009 at 11:27 pm |
  4. Logan

    I honestly can see this getting worse if they don't do something about this. All we can do is hope for the best, and be smart about it if you have it or if you don't.

    May 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm |
  5. Annie Kate

    The last report I saw swine flu was just in a few states; today's map shows it in all states except 2. Quite a change in just a few weeks. Hope this isn't the start of a tidal wave of the disease across the world.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  6. Geline

    I don't think the press is makinga a hype about swine flu. When it comes to health extra caution should be a must. So far none is reported here in the Philippines, but we should not let our guard down.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  7. Scott Stodden

    They are not talking much about the swine flu outbreak, they need to stay on this story, or everybody is going to keep getting sick.

    May 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  8. Valbuena

    Oh goodness that video is disturbing....

    May 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm |