Ezra Klein: Is Joe Biden Right About Swine Flu?

Ezra/Biden are right. You can sneeze on one end of a Subway car and everyone in the car, because of the ventilation system, will eventually get some of the spray. And. pretty quickly. I'm walking as much as possible (on those short trips) rather than taking the subway.

From Ezra Klein:

Unsurprisingly, the United States Travel Association has issued a statement asking unnamed officials to "resist inflammatory comments on Swine Flu."

His office quickly released a clarification...But here's the thing: Biden may be right to induce a bit of panic. The United States Travel Association won't think so. It's their profit stream on the line, after all. But epidemiologists are probably quietly relieved by the Vice President's comments.

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