April 27, 2009

Tuesday: Crashes, Craigslist Killer and Swine Flu!

Posted: 08:23 PM ET

57291341NASCAR's Carl Edwards in a Prime time Exclusive!  He lived to tell about the incredible crash that could have killed him – and bystanders!  Now he's talking to Larry about how he survived this miracle on the racetrack!

Have you seen the crash?  Check it out  HERE!

Plus, 45 confirmed cases of Swine Flu in NYC and now "many more" are suspected!  Is the virus running rampant?  Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz join Larry with the information you need to know!

Also tonight, the latest on "The Craigslist Killer!"


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Alice   April 27th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

First let me say Carl, I'm glad you came through that with no serious injuries. And everybody at our house cheered as you ran across the finish line.

With that experience behind you, what are your thoughts on whether or not NASCAR should ban blocking?

Kathleen   April 27th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Would eliminating the restrictor plate really make that much difference? Won't everyone still be relatively clustered together, just at a faster speed?

Christopher   April 27th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Evertime I am depressed or sad, I just watch a Golden Girls episode and it brings me up. I wish I could have met her!

Tommy   April 27th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

Larry why do you run so many re-runs of your programs?

Dr. Jane Velez   April 28th, 2009 12:30 am ET

I had a severe case of the Kong Kong Swine Flu in 1968, the H3N2. Might I hvae any immunity to, or a milder case of this new H1N1 swine flu?

Dr. Jane Velez   April 28th, 2009 12:33 am ET

I had the 1968 swine flu. Will that give me immunity to this swine flu?

Alexander BIzzpolecho FellaRocker   April 28th, 2009 3:23 am ET

whay about the cruise ships that vacation through there?

Alexander Bizzpolecho FellaRocker   April 28th, 2009 3:25 am ET

Do we inject the vaccine before or after we're sick already?

Alexander Bizzpolecho FellaRocker   April 28th, 2009 3:27 am ET

so we know that the wife in the familey that is qurantined is not ill or sick did she get the vaccine before?

Alexander Bizzpolecho FellaRocker   April 28th, 2009 3:32 am ET

because of twitter, is it now politically correct to be better informed about the swine virus and should we because of twitter, inquire of what celebrities think of this potential pandemic and hope they answer with @ least half a brain and support in doing something about it?

Alexander Bizzpolecho FellaRocker   April 28th, 2009 3:35 am ET


Alexander Bizzpolecho FellaRocker   April 28th, 2009 3:39 am ET


Gary Norman   April 28th, 2009 11:31 am ET

The 900 hp. engines in nascar are the problem. Stock cars were never designed to have 900 hp. Restrictor plates just make the problem worse by creating these insane 30 car packs and the BIG ONE WRECKS. In the early 1970's nascar repalced the big block 427 engines with the small block 358. Now is time to reduce the current engine to a smaller less powerful package. By reducing the current engine to 300 cubic inches, lowering the compression ratio to 9to1 and using a 390cfm. carb. the horsepower would be back to a level that is rational for these cars. If something isn't done soon, restrictor plates will be used at ather tracks such as atlanta, texas, etc. That would be a disaster.

fefe   April 28th, 2009 1:35 pm ET

I follow Larry on twitter what a pleasure

Dave of Detroit   April 28th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

It is obvious that he is in good hands but I'll bet his rates go up-they'll forgive the first one but nail you on the second!

Dodie - Irvine California   April 28th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

@ Dr. Jane Velez

I completely understand your concerns. I also had the Hong Kong flu and almost died from it. If this flu is anything like that one, I don't think I can tolerate being that sick again. It was horrible. My fevers were so high, I was delirious. I was hospitalized for almost a month.

Those race cars have full roll cages and can tolerate high speed roll-overs. I am not surprised that this man walked away from the accident. My cousin was a professional race driver and he said the he feels safer on the race track than on the freeway. I watched him flip doing 200 MPH and he also walked away the crash.

Tammy N.   April 28th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

I hope you will give it 100% the rest of the season like you always do. I would love to see the flip "off of the car" after a win, not in the car. Good luck in Richmond and let's win that championship!

DEEDEE CHATS   April 28th, 2009 7:02 pm ET


could this be a dry run for a terrorist group?
we need more basic services such as readily available mask, including those with eye shields and alcohol gel

i know the dangers in vaccines [ small pox and anthrax] but it may be the time to rethink

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Why, why , why will our government not seal the border? I just do not get it. It has been my experience that MOST voting Americans have wanted that border closed FOR YEARS. Why won't our government do the will of the people?????? They have eaten up our health care system and now when legal Americans ARE GOING to NEED health care our country is bankrupt!!

Gina in TX   April 28th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

Does anyone know how the swine flu relates to the swine flu virus we were given back in the 1970's? Is this simply a new strain of that same flu?

Gina in TX   April 28th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

If we were vaccinated for swine flu in the late 1970's does that help us in any way against this current swine flu outbreak?

hugh in california ~ eating pork and loving it   April 28th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

@ Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz,

1. How many people in the US have been diagnosed with a more common strain of flu, compared to the swine flu?

2. Is the swine flu virus much deadlier than other flu viruses?

3. What are the major differences between them?

4. Isn't dying from eating excess pork more likely to occur from it's high fat content causing high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries, heart disease, cardiac arrest or stroke, rather than from the any remote possibility of it causing death by contracting the swine flu?

4. Could the media a bit on panic mode with this swine flu outbreak?

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

Good Evening Kelli from Tampa

I completely agree with you. I WANT OUR BORDERS CLOSED TODAY!!! I had two people in my office today originating from Mexico that said they do NOT have, nor have ever had, a social security number. We are NOT allowed to ask if they are illegal. I could lose my job. Yes, I knew these two were not only illegal, they both came out of prison.

So our tax dollars go to pay for their stay in prison and now to treat their drug addiction. I see this on a daily basis. I also called our bio-terrorism as that is where we receive N5 respirators and we do NOT have any. Good Grief. I am purchasing my own tonight.

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

Agree Dodie and I purchased my N95's Sunday night.
I just do not get why no one in our governement will close the border...I am afraid it is going to take "the people" to do it. It is absolutley insane!

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

To all those up there- NO ONE has immunity. Medical community has not seen this genetic material combined in this there is no vaccine...only prevention.

Dianne   April 28th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

My daughter is on a Royal Caribbean Mexican cruise. Left Sunday. Ship was in port (Cabo San Lucas) today. When they got back on ship the captain told them they were turning around. Said they would not be allowed to proceed to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. Why with the CDC warning about non-essential travel did they dock in Cabo?? She said they have not let them know where the ship is heading. They boarded the ship in Los Angeles.

David   April 28th, 2009 8:49 pm ET that you've been in the Cup series for awhile now, is it what you thought it would be?

Eric   April 28th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

With the charisma of Richard Petty in his prime, I think Carl's career path really has followed Petty's this week .... through the fence and back onto the track. Scary, but waaayyy cool!

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

I can literally wave at passengers on Carnival Cruise Lines leaving and coming back from their trips to Mexico from my house. I got N95 masks folks, you can believe that!

greivin guillen   April 28th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

news 2nd confirmed influenza in costa rica first central american country people are worried

Suzi   April 28th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

Closing borders does nothing. Most carriers are the jet airplanes.


San Rafael, CA

michael   April 28th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

Has anyone ever found out what vials of disease were missing at the lab last week?not sure what lab,but is there a correlation between the two?Could this flu be a terrorist attack?

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Hi Kelli

I work in Santa Ana which is considered "little Mexico" in which most of the people in this city can not speak any English.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

There is NOT enough Tamiflu to go around at this point of time.

Yep, the Hong Kong flu, there was nothing. Everything the hospital gave me, did not work.

Cory   April 28th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

6 months from now after this thing has gone around the world and mutated with H5N1 (bird flu) it will be "bring out your dead".

Donald E   April 28th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Has the world gone mad? First, remove prayer from schools. Second, remove 10 commandments from the courts. Third, remove "In God we trust" from the money. Now, the Swine flu is spreading like crazy. Has anyone thought to pray in the midst of all this reporting? Let's pray!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:08 pm ET


Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

@ Kelli from Tampa

Where did you purchase your N95? I want to purchase one tonight since The health care agency here in Southern California does NOT have any

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Suzi, most of the people I have worked with have not gotten here by an airplane!

Chris   April 28th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Is it possible that terrorist could be behind the swine flu outbreak?

Jessica   April 28th, 2009 9:11 pm ET


you did an AMAZING job handing your car throughout that entire catastrophe. i'm so proud of NASCAR's safety features because the fact that everyone made it out okay with some minor injuries is really amazing when you take into consideration the force of impact and all of the debris. you definitely gave me a race that i will always remember for the rest of my life....seeing you run to the finish line was awesome and it made me think of Rick Bobby in Talladega are one of the best drivers in the sport and you are a very talented and respectable man. i wish you and your entire Aflac team the best of luck in the 2009 season.

Kyle from CT   April 28th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Carl, it was great to see you ran to the finish line after that potentially deadly crash for yourself and the fans.

Hopefully NASCAR will not make any changes to the racing or the tracks. Restrictor plate racing at Talladega is a unique and important aspect of the sport that needs to stay. In my opinion, NASCAR should just work more on keeping these cars on the ground. That was the sole cause of the disaster. If the cars can be kept on the track under optimal lift conditions, then the driver and especially the fans will be much safer. It would also be wise to make the catch fences higher and stronger.

What do you have to say to that?

uttam   April 28th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

If you've been a republican I think you should just stay so that people don't doubt you.

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Sorry for my opinion on this but if you had to turn down a legal American citizen because they have a choice between housing or healthcare (they cannot afford both) and then have to give care to an ILLEGAL citizen WHO HAS MEDICAIDE you would understand.

Robert Karo   April 28th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I hope people will be informed that the best defense during an an epidemic is once your infected with the virus make sure you don't spread the virus by going out to public areas cause it will be premeditated murder if you do on a global scale. Isolate yourself and wait for doctors to come and help you. Problem is people seem to panic and just forget about doing the responsible thing of containing the spread of the virus.

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I happy you are talking about Arlen Specter becoming a democrat. I think it's a great story.

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Dodie- I got mine at Walgreens and CVS in FL...but you can try a medical supply store also...or even Sam's (but of course you have to buy in bulk).

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Kelli... None of the population I work with arrived by aircraft. They all came across the border whether legal or illegally.

I work in a city in which 1 in 5 can speak English. I have had to learn a some Spanish so I can converse with the demographic population.

Maasen   April 28th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Vaccines are only effective before the flu affects you because it builds up immunity to the virus.

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Hey hugh!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I will visit Walgreen tomorrow. There is one in Santa Ana where I work. The CVS stores doe not have any. I just called 3

c.r. nichols   April 28th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Larry, I am ashamed of you. You tried very hard to start a fight between
the Palins and the ex-fiance of the eldest palin daughter. Why did you
keep hammering on and on about getting a lawyer/

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Hi Kelly! How goes it?

Cory   April 28th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Be prepared to duck and cover 2 -3 times over a one year period. It will go around the world and mutate only to hit us again (i.e. 1918). Our system is not prepared to deal with this and the market will take a serious hit (at a minimum), even if it's not a killer virus.

Worst case scenario is a 1918 event. Given the number of people on the planet (5 billion), this thing will get to roll the dice enough times to potentially come back as a significant killer.

Unfortunately the politicians have down the politically correct thing instead of what's best for the country. They HAD a chance to stop this, but none of them have the guts to stop all travel to / from Mexico. Hell they won't even control the border. This is down right criminal!!!

Everyone would say our technology is so more advanced than in 1918. Well that may be true, but our ability to produce a vaccine is very limited. Take a look at the seasonal flu. There are multiple versions floating around each year and they try to select which one they think will be the majority for the next year. Sometimes they get it right and the shot works... sometimes they get it wrong and it does not and you get sick anyways. Point is... that there will be 10's to 100's of different strains floating out there. Somehow they will need to guess the correct strain, develop a vaccine and distribute it to everyone before it hits. Fat chance....

Just like Katrina, you are ON YOUR OWN! Assume NOTHING!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

The Arlen Specter story is rare and very refreshing...

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Paul and David are so smart and cute aren't they? I like them.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

@ Cory. Yes, that is what happened with the H3N2 virus... (Hong Kong flu)

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Hugh, why are you not on Larry's facebook?
I am just getting ready to finish up this semester. What are you up to in beautiful CA?

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

very interesting on what will happen when someone changes from one political party to another...

Cory   April 28th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

@ Dodie. Sad, but this would really be the solution to global warming, peak oil, social security and medicare problems.

Nature comes out every now and then to puts us back into our place.

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Yes Cory I think you are right.

Judi romaine   April 28th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Please, Larry – stop calling this 'Swine Flu' – let's call it H1N1 as requested by CDC and not drive the pork industry into the ground –

Carol   April 28th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I think that Arlen Spector made a great move. I have switched from Democrat to Republican to vote for him in the primary. I would have done it again. Now I will not be forced to do this.

Go Arlen!!!!!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

@ Cory. I agree. Its natures way to achieve a homeostasis.

We also have TB strains where I live in which there is no cure. So I guess I am good at ducking and dodging (lol)

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

lol Judi. We called the H3N2 the Hong Kong flu and still do!!!

Deborah Pasquale   April 28th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Arlen Specter will more pull as a democrat and will continue to work for his country. Followed Mr. Specter since he campaigned in Montgomery County for District Attorney in the mid '60s

infoseek, Monterey Park, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

The King,

You're still the icon of CNN. Nobody else is more happening than you. I was wondering if you can pull a few jokes on Dana Perino for this fan; Dana is gorgeous.

christina torres   April 28th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

larry i think that the republicans are upset at him because he knew
in his right mind that being a republican for the past eight years he not only help distroy certain problems that we have today but that being a democrat you are understood more then a tell you the truth its about time that some one does the right thing!!

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Kelli, maybe I should signup for facebook, I finally just signed up for twitter today, although I haven't yet "twittered!" I guess I'm a bit behind the new in vogue technology. California? I'm enjoying the cooler spring weather and trying to improve the looks of my garden. What's new with you in gator country?

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

@Judi romaine,
Everyone's calling it swine flu, Larry didn't start that.

Beth   April 28th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Hi Larry. I really don't think Alan Spector was ever a republican. He was always a liberal. Sometimes you can't hardly tell along party lines, it is who plays the big game that wins. We are coming to the New World Order, it is coming quickly!
Thank God that Carl is all right. Just a few feet higher and it could of been a terrible event. No wonder why they pray before the race. Take care Carl and good luck this weekend. Get some rest and breathe!

infoseek, Monterey Park, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Dear Mr. Larry King,

What does it mean when Napolitano tells us, "do not panic," while assures us the death toll will rise?

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Ah Hugh! Yes, I am thrilled with the cooler weather.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Kelli. That was sweet of you to place that information on your facebook. I still do not know how to use twitter.

infoseek, Monterey Park, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Why are countries destroying Mexican and our pork exports when Napolitano said, "there hasn't been any evidences of transmission through eating pork."

How about the handling and chopping US and Mexican pork in your kitchen before they are cooked to proper temperatures?

Beth   April 28th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Did the parents of the little boy in Mexico get the flu also? The first swine flu victim.

Lisa   April 28th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Carl has a lot of fans out there, I know on Sunday we were all worried about his safety, and are so happy that hes doing great! GO GET THEM AT RICHMOND CARL!! WE LOVE YA!!

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

hugh- yes you need to Facebook! (how else was I going to tell you I did not win the house in Sonoma!) I am just doing the school thing- finals are next week.

Cory   April 28th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Swine flu has been renamed to the Mexican Jumping Flu

Beth   April 28th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I agree with you Donald E. Look at what we have done to our Creator and we wonder why things are happening???

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Living in the Central Valley, one is very grateful for cool spring weather. I grew up in the much cooler Bay Area, but most of us in the midde-class cannot afford to buy a home there. Too bad, love the weather.

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Eat the pork people- you cannot get H1N1 from eating pork!

Sam   April 28th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

This is the question I would like answered:

Why have such a high number of teenage Mexicans died of this? Why is there a different outcome in the USA and Canada? My daughter travelled to Mexico with her Spanish class for spring break. She spent several hours in the Mexico City aiport on March 31st. On April 5th she came down with an extreme virus. She initially experienced severe body aches, fever, headache, sore throat. At that time she was in Merida, Mexico. On April 6th, as she returned back through the Mexico City airport, she was so sick she was taken to the Mexico City Airport doctor’s office. There, because she was having difficulty breathing, (something she has never experienced before), she was given oxygen by the doctor. Then, to help her with her fever, aches and pains and dizziness, she was given an injection of a drug called Metamizol. We, her parents, subsequently conducted a google search and learned that Metamizol has been banned in the USA and much of Europe since the 1970’s because in some cases, on the second dose, patients’ bodies create an immune reaction to the first dose and there is a significant rate of death from this reaction. When I google “Metamizol,” I am cautioned never to give it to anyone under the age of 19, never to give it to anyone experiencing breathing difficulties, and never to inject it unless there is a dire emergency. It is apparently an analgesic one should always avoid using if aspirin or tylenol is available instead. Nonetheless, I learn that this analgesic is widely available and routinely used all across Mexico. It may even still be widely available in corner shops, over the counter. Could this be impacting the outcomes in Mexico?

sara   April 28th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

We been hearing about the Swine Flu on the media. I think there needs to be a list of symptons compare to regular. Maybe they should shut down the boreder between Mexico and US. Government needs to be doing something to prevent cases from raising in the US.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:50 pm ET


Ah yes, central valley is very hot in the summer.
I love the bay area. I have thought about moving up there someday. You are so correct, its beautiful but so very expensive. I also love Carmel area too. Anywhere along the coast.

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

@Kelli & Dodie,
Larry's blogs used to enter with lightning speed, it seems now though there is a lag of 2 -5 minutes to wait before any comments are entered. I'm clueless as to why.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:52 pm ET


I just thought it was because I am just on DSL and not cable or Satellite.

Maybe CNN server has too much on it??

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I kinda liked Berkley when I was in CA at Christmas (imagine that! HA!)

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Yes, eat pork America! I've been grilling and barbecueing pork for the last couple of weeks with no ill effects, other than an expanding waistline that I must get rid of!

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Must be a CA thing? I am getting on pretty quick.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:54 pm ET


Have you ever thought of moving back to the Bay area? I have family up there. I love the climate, Southern Cal is just too hot these days

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I just love this story. Carl Edwards crashed his car and he jogged across the finish line. That was awesome...

sara   April 28th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I gave up pork in one month lost 15 pounds

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Kelli. You should make the drive up to Lake Tahoe. Talk about beautiful.

mary   April 28th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

quit misleading people the crash wasn't that bad he ran across th finish line

Jennifer   April 28th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Carl, Im glad you are ok...You are my favorite driver in the world...Cant wait to see you on Sunday...Go Carl...I know you will win and I cant wait to see your back flip....GO 99!!!!!!!!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Sara (lol)

infoseek, Monterey Park, CA   April 28th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

The King drives a race car! Cool! Yeeeeha!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Kelli. Driving up highway 49 to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever seen. If you ever come to California, I would love to show you around...

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I have heard that Tahoe is fantastic. I just need to buy RV and live and travel in that.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Highway 880 is big easy to drive with a RV. But if you go up and down the coast or highway 49, they are two way, one lane each way streets. RV is a great idea. Bringing you house with ya

Jennifer   April 28th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Yes I loved that you got out of the car and ran across the finish line. That shows what a great driver Carl is.....I will always remember it and my heart falling down in my stomach until I seen him get out of the car...He is my hero!!!!!

Kelli from Tampa   April 28th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Oh, I do hope to make it back there someday...was thinking about grad school there at Notre Dame De Namur University (and maybe doing interships at SMC), but with the economy the way it is decided to hold off on it. But I fell in love with CA while I was there at Christmas...was looking at the pictures today as a matter of fact. Well night night Dodie, and school in the am.
hugh- join facebook!

Bobby   April 28th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Mr. Larry,

Carl Edwards "What a class act and true Gentleman" Super glad he was not hurt at Talledega, sorry for the lady getting hurt but did not look really bad, But what a class dude. Thank You enjoyed the interview!


Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Jennifer, the race track is much safer than any freeway.

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

@sara, I only eat pork in moderation, I will not give it up completely–it tastes too good!

@Kelli via Dodie,
Yes, Lake Tahoe, boy I wish I could live there. What a beautiful place. I've never seen anything like it in my life, and I used to backpack into the wilderness, but I can't find anyone with the stamina to go for it anymore! Tahoe is a gem.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Good night Kelli. Always nice chatting with ya. Thanks for what you said on Facebook.

I am on my way out too. just got off work and have a bunch of things to do around the house.

sara   April 28th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

mad cow,chicken flu and swine flu maybe we should stop eating meat.

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Goodnight Kelli. Hope to catch you later–maybe on facebook.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Hugh! It does take Stamina to backpack Tahoe or Yosemite. I fly up at least once a year. I have only seen a couple of places as beautiful as those two.

Yes Hugh, join facebook

Jennifer   April 28th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Mary did you even see the crash...people got hurt maybe not him...but he is very lucky that he didnt get hurt...maybe you should go back and watch it...

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

You cannot get the flu from eating cooked chicken or pork, so enjoy! If someone decides to become a vegetarian, they could still get samonella, so what does it matter. Just be safe, use precautions, then live life to it's fullest!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Sara. I try to stay with fresh veggies and fruits. I work with a taiji (Tai Chi) master for the past 6 years and he prefers we do not eat meat. I still eat chicken once a week.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:18 pm ET


listen to Hugh. He is correct about all of the above

Jennifer   April 28th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Dodie I understand what you are saying but if you watch the crash it was bad...and yes there are wrecks everyday and people get hurt...I was in one myself...I could have been killed but these drivers do what they love...and if you cant handle a freeway stay off of it...

hugh ~ california   April 28th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Dodie, OK, I'm going to signup for facebook!

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

Jennifer. I have no problems driving fast and much prefer the freeway. I also watched my cousin go airborne at over 200 MPH on the race track and he walked away without a scratch on him. But, he was always nervous driving the freeways. I always thought it was just too funny....

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

Hugh ( lol ) you are just too funny!

Carol in Nevada   April 28th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Yes Dodie, Lake Tahoe is beautiful!! I have a view out my living room window of the Sierra Nevadas(still some snow)Im about 45 min drive to the Lake. Wouldnt trade this place for any other.
I've never had a flu shot and I havent had the flu in years. Is it true that the shot only protects from the flu strain of the previos year?
Why dont we have enough Tamaflu?

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

Carol – You must be in the Carson area. Your view of Lake Tahoe is the most beautiful of all.

I think the flu shot is a mixture of what was last year and what they think might come around again. I guess these strains come back around year after year with some mutation. I guess this one is a new strain and that is why the potential for danger.

Carol in Nevada   April 28th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Dodie. Gardnerville. Views are breathtaking.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

Ah yes, the view is beautiful. The Sierras are very beautiful. I feel so fortunate to have a mountain range fairly close to where I live. I love the mountains and oceans...

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 28th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

Carol. I need to get some things done. Have a wonderful evening.

Michael   April 29th, 2009 12:05 am ET

I just thought that I would write with a little info about just how well our government is protecting us from Swine Flu. I live in the Rio Grand Valley. Our governments refusal to close the border with Mexico is putting the children here in grave risk. Every day parents from Mexico bring their children across from Mexico to go to the public schools here in the valley. This evening on our local news a reporter stopped a van full of such children coming to the U.S. to go to school. Several of the children in this van where coughing and even stated that they where not feeling well. If for no other reason this should be cause for our government to close our border crossings.
Futhermore: All of our local phyarmacys and our local Doctors are low if not completly out of both medications used for treating Swine flu and are unable to ubtain more. The reason for this is Doctors from Mexico are comeing accross and trying to buy as much of the medicans as they can as there is no stocks left in Mexico. Also they are sending their patients to the U.S. to fill their prescrbtions for these drugs.

Krystal Grace   April 29th, 2009 12:06 am ET

Handwashing really is still the number one way to stay protected

Krystal Grace   April 29th, 2009 12:07 am ET

Please for once protect yourselves

Kristine   April 29th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Rio Grande City in Starr County, Texas.

200 people are said to have the flu in the starr county, 36 type A influenza strains and 2 unconfirmed cases of swine, awaiting results from the state. All of the schools have been shut down for the rest of the week in Rio Grande City by the recomendation of the state.

sondra   April 29th, 2009 12:15 am ET

i want to know why the borders are not closed so that we can get a handle with this new outbreak

Scott   April 29th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Everybody is talking about the swine flu. In 2008 there were close to 36,000 deaths in the US from the regular flu. Sounds to me like they are making nothing out of something. It's just a scare tactic. Whatever happened to the dreaded Bird Flu? Just something for the news people to report and turn into something bigger then what it really is.

sondra   April 29th, 2009 12:19 am ET

switching poitical parties shows me that he has been bought out .

Dan   April 29th, 2009 12:20 am ET

I wonder if the Mexican Cartel is involved with the Swine Flu

MikeM from Palm Springs   April 29th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Should people with immune system problems like chronic diseases and such, get the tamiflu from there dr's?

Mike   April 29th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Is the bible right, is it the END OF DAY'S, happening right now?

Doris Miculan Bradley   April 29th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Hello Larry King Show,

I would like to remind the public that the Swine Flu is nothing new to The American 1918, the Swine Flu epidemic quickly spread to all parts of the country.

In 1919, 548,452 people dies fo the flu in America. In Britain, the toll was 220,000. No one knows what the global toll was at the time, however, estimates show that it was close to 50 million people that died in due part to the Flu. It is also peculiar that studies do not identifiy where AIDS orginally is determined to be detected. The Royal Infirmary in England states in 1959, a sailor who had died of mysterious, untreatable causes in fact died of AIDS.

My hypothesis is such that incurable ailments surface every 20-30 years and have the capacity to halt humanity to a capaicity that today, 2009 we are "oblivious to". What halted the Inca Empire? What halted the Mongol Empire? What halt the Roman Empire? What halted the Germans from infaltrating Russia...hmmm....shall we say, the Russian Flu AKA the Spanish Flu AKA the Swine Flu....who cares what we call it, there hasn't been a new antibody developed since the 1970's...we will not be vitcims of recession, religion, gold, oil, rather, I Mother Earth will take us by virtue of a plague or asteroid/comet or shift in the Earth's axis.

Respect the time that we share with Earth and Eachother! We have the priviledge!

Thank you for thaking the time to read this.
La Contessa de Vins Doris

Diane E. (Colorado)   April 29th, 2009 12:33 am ET

I just don't understand "why" the Government isn't closing the border between Mexico and the US! It should be "Closed" until this "nightmare" is over and the "threat has passed"! Allowing people to continue to cross over that border is only "asking" for this "Horrible Virus" to Spread even further! I have to our Government really trying to protect the American people or are we just "Guinea Pigs" that they can use to do research on, if we get sick with this Virus? The people in the US and other countries, who already have this Virus should know enough to stay home (except to get medicine at the clinic) until they are well again and no longer "contagious"! These are the "Only" ways, that this Virus can be "stopped" in its tracks! I do agree that medicines and supplies should be able to be "shipped" where needed...but other than that, no one else should be allowed to cross those borders! Pray for God's hand of protection on All of us...and "Divine Intervention from God" for "Healing" for all of those who are already sick no matter "who" or "where" they are!
~Diane E.~

Poet E.L.Conrod   April 29th, 2009 12:54 am ET

I'm leery and I hope the democrats are cautious in regards to Senator Specter's defection. I believe like many it's only to regain a senate seat well aware as a republican his chances are slim to none. I believe in most cases he will vote against the democratic party. He's now a democratic man housing a republican mind. Just as Palin tried to deceive the women as a Hilary imposter, Specter is a democratic imposter hoping to mislead as well. It didn't work in her case and I pray it doesn't work in his.

Poet Conrod

Sarah King   April 29th, 2009 3:14 am ET

Hi this is my first time blogging. I was wondering if there will be a pig slaughter of those have the swine flu virus like we did to those birds that had the bird flu virus or is that too latel to do anything like that at this time ?

Sarah King   April 29th, 2009 3:16 am ET

Ha ha just to let you all know I am not related to Larry King in anyway. We just have the same last names. How cool is that. LOL.

kuku babatunde   April 29th, 2009 5:35 am ET

He needs rehabilitation theraphy. Ithink he has gone insane. i mean mad. Such person should be isolated from the society. I suggest his fiancee should leave him alone and start a new life.

kuku babatunde   April 29th, 2009 5:48 am ET

Carl i am glad you survive the crash , but i suggest you get closer to GOD.. He is your savior. But i want to ask what is going to happen to the injured woman.

kuku babatunde   April 29th, 2009 5:52 am ET

I wont say it is the car but it is God that saved Carl's life

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