Elaboration: is Twitter responsible for spreading the swine flu panic? (According to the CDC, all of the 20 confirmed US swine flu sufferers are doing fine....) Or is it providing more/better information that the government? I'm not sure... In the meantime, here are a fight sites/twitterers to follow. The CDC's Swine Flu Page is comprehensive. This guy is well-versed and smart on the relevant issues. USDA has a good Q and A page that all us journalists are stealing from. This page tracks the new verified cases worldwide. WHO's doing a better job? Not sure.
You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.