April 29th, 2009
10:35 PM ET
5 years ago

How has Obama dealt with the swine flu crisis?

Has Obama adequately responded to the swine flu outbreak?
Has Obama adequately responded to the swine flu outbreak?

As public concern rises over the swine flu outbreak, is Obama's response adequate?

Grade his performance here, and tell us why in the comments.

Voting ended. You gave the president's handling of the swine flu crisis a B+.

soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Betty Gamble

    I give President Obama an A+ on dealing with the current issue of "Swine" flu.

    April 29, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  2. james

    he has fail with crisis we face

    April 29, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  3. Debra

    Obam's response so far has been OK. He needs to really give the border personel firm instructions on scrutinizing ANYONE crossing borders. People who have crossed the borders have said that only their passports have been checked and then they have been waved through. They said there is no sense that the personel are looking for any signs of illness.

    April 29, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  4. Say it

    Obama has done a great job so far with this. Telling the truth will get us all through anything. Besides washing hands often, I wish more emphasis was on taking vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals that boost our own immune system, or to stay away from sugar and white flour products. I think there are lots of things that we could do to help ourselves rather than wait for some vaccine that just scares me anyway.

    April 29, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  5. textan

    close the border to mexico. sorry.

    April 29, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  6. laurence

    he took action in a timely manner and ask all americans to do what they can to protect them self. washing hands is a big part.

    April 29, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  7. Ken Johnson

    All but tuck us in bed and tell is a bedtime story. Come on it's the Flu. THE Flu. pleassse legalize mary-jane so we can all mellow out a little.

    April 29, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    very well so far i give him a A

    April 29, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    He sucks

    April 29, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  10. annonymous

    to answer hanko, he can close the borders –which he obviously refuses to do. It will come to a point where it will be too late. He gets an F .

    April 29, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  11. No Hillary = No Obama

    "Dealt with"??????? Give me a break – what is he a medical doctor? He is parroting what the medical people are saying. Dealing with the swine flu? This is laughable

    April 29, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  12. Carol Coulson

    A+ for Obama & administration communicating with the World Health Organization. He has reported to the People of this Country that he is in contact with Homeland Security, Jan Palitano and Health Officials.
    They are taking all necessary precautions.

    April 29, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  13. george w rogers jr

    A- Bush n Chaney might have recomended covering your house with plastic wrap?

    April 29, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  14. carol

    Obama has done nothing but grandstand and show.........perfomance .........they flu thing I grade an E anyone can say ..wash your hands..........a pandemic and they say .......go home and wash your hands !! insanity

    and the first 100 days ...who pays ???
    im not impressed .
    thanks

    April 29, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  15. eriekid

    As far as he could see, the president is working the problem.

    April 29, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  16. darko

    .....he didn't DO anything.

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  17. skip

    A+

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  18. liberal gal

    A, The adminstration has done a excellent job in keeping the public informed about this epidemic.
    I believe that we are in good hands with this

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  19. john g peterson

    we have learned more tonight about many subjects confronting our new president and the cabinet. thanks to cnn we even get the chance to take part in a wonderful way, Thanks again for the opportunity. I think the president deserves an A in every grading catagory.

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  20. Kazi

    I would give him A...He has done a great job alarming ppl so fast abt this flue..great job

    April 29, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  21. Mike

    i love all these "dolts" giving him an A. Is he a doctor? Did he come up with a cure that hasn't hit the "tickers" yet? They'd give him an A for anything. LEMMINGS.

    Oh and I give him an F for his treatment of the special olympians and that lovely fly by that freaked out NYC. But I guess for some that was still George Bush's fault, huh?

    April 29, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  22. abe kessee je.

    i am happy with the president attitudes, and his work

    April 29, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  23. Peter (CA)

    He's doing fine. He is providing information as he can. He has CDC working on the issue as we can, has made sure that drugs for treatment are being passed out. That is all a President can do.

    The whiners on this blog don't get it but that is no surprise.

    April 29, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  24. liberal gal

    A, The adminstration has done a excellent job in keeping the public informed about this epidemic.
    I believe that we are in good hands with this

    April 29, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  25. Emteaj hossain

    I,Emteaj Hossain. The president of our country he is doing a great job so far at his 100 days. I am giving A+++++++++++++++

    April 29, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
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