- Officials assess dangers of swine flu
The rising number of deaths caused by swine flu in Mexico has health workers, the Department of Homeland Security, and even Wall Street concerned about the impacts of a global pandemic. Midmorning gets the latest on the swine flu outbreak.9:06 a.m.
Michael Osterholm: Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
Frank Rhame, MD: Infectious disease specialist with Allina Medical Clinic. He is also research director of Abott Northwestern's Infectious Disease and Travel Clinic.
Gerald Callahan: Associate professor of Immunology and the Public Understanding of Science at Colorado State University, author of "Infection: the Uninvited Universe."
- Social networking and relationships
Does spending time in front of your computer actually help your friendships? Recent studies suggest that social networking sites do not lead to isolation, as some feared at first.10:06 a.m.
Nancy Baym: Associate professor of communication studies at University of Kansas.
Jason Kaufman: Research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Christine Greenhow: Learning technologies researcher, College of Education at the University of Minnesota.
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