WOOD WAR: 05.15.2009

The New York Post: ‘PIGGY BACK!’ Yes, the swine flu seems to be back with a vengeance in Northeastern Queens, where late yesterday afternoon the city shut three schools down after clusters of illness suggested prevalent swine flu among students and faculty. Over 1,500 students are now without anyplace to go for the next five days, and a lot of them have this crazy illness … it sort of sounds like the beginning of one of those 21st century apocalyptic horror movies! Almost as compelling as the swine flu story itself is the story of the swine-flu narrative and the media: where is the right place to pitch the story between generating hysteria to hype readers up about your paper and getting out information that could be an important factor in containing the .

WOOD WAR: 05.15.2009