When the news broke that 2,500 schools in Iraq have been closed in response to H1N1 outbreaks, we couldn’t help thinking how susceptible we all are to headlines, sound bites and video clips. As H1N1  washes over the northern hemisphere, we have some friendly advice: Instead of just tuning into the news, tune into the facts via the resources that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has compiled.  Flu.gov is a hype-free site full of valuable information and answers to your questions, such as “Can a cockroach carry the H1N1 virus?”

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