Everyone right now is talking about swine flu without knowing what to prepare for. Is this an epidemic (pandemic?) or something that will die down quickly? What should we be doing to prepare?
There is something that everyone can do to prepare right now, something that can prevent the spread of swine flu or other contagious diseases such as the norovirus: ask Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, ensuring that everyone who works has paid sick time to care for themselves and their families. Please write an email, sign a petition, Tweet your friends (use the hashtag #sickdays if you can, and direct them to sign the petition at http://is.gd/uTvx), or make a phone call today.