The flu has had an impact on the Obama Administration following the President's visit to Mexico. A White House staffer who traveled with the President as well as his family have contracted swine flu. Additionally, Gateway Pundit reports that the White House may have been briefed about the flu outbreak in Mexico a full two weeks before an official announcement came from the World Health Organization, which brought the illness the current round of media attention it's received.
Political correctness once again trumps health concerns at the border. Border crossing officers would like to wear face masks to avoid catching the flu but Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has nixed the request because of concerns that it may offend some folks.