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Border Crossing

Lorraine and I have planned our 30th wedding anniversary celebration for many months now. We are heading down to a beautiful resort in Arizona for a vacation later this week. At least we hope we will be heading down to a beautiful resort in Arizona later this week.

Like many people, we have been watching the news on the swine flu particularly as the World Health Organization keeps raising the alert level. It is now at level 5 which means that countries should activate pandemic preparedness plans.

During the president’s news conference this evening, Obama was asked whether the borders would be closed. His response was that the “horses had already left the barn” meaning that closing the borders would not impact the potential proliferation of the swine flu.

Difficult to assess the risk of travel during this crisis. We have no concerns and we remain hopeful that the border will remain open for our departure on Saturday morning.