President Obama: Too late to close border
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says health officials
aren't recommending closing the U.S. border with Mexico because of
the swine flu outbreak.
The president likened that move to - in his words - closing the
barn door after the horses are out.
Obama was holding a news conference to mark his 100th day in
office just as swine flu concerns intensified.
He says Americans must maintain great vigilance and respond
appropriately to swine flu cases cropping up in the United States.
He also says the outbreak is cause for deep concern but not panic.
And he assured the public that the government was doing everything
it can to be on top of the matter.