Editor’s Note: This is the second official emergency advisory by the American Red Cross (ARC), prepared exclusively for NAM’s ethnic media network whose audiences may be impacted by H1N1 (Swine) Flu. We are anticipating the launch of a formal partnership with ARC to provide a hotline for health and disaster messages. The Emergency Messaging System (EMS) we have developed will allow ARC to know which media have opened the message and will allow you to send ARC your own translated version as appropriate and feedback on the system. We are still fine-tuning the EMS but preparation for H1N1 Flu is so critical that ARC asked us to send out their advisory immediately. We hope it will be helpful to you.
— Sandy Close, Executive Director, New America Media
American Red Cross Urges Preparation for H1N1 (Swine) Flu
The H1N1 (swine flu) virus is a potentially serious health issue for families, schools and businesses across the country and the world. While the government is uncertain how widespread or severe the H1N1 flu virus will be this year, the American Red Cross says that there are simple things that people can do now to prepare for it. Continue reading