From the article:
The emergency designation protects schools and health care providers against liability claims related to their participation in school-based vaccine clinics this fall for both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu.Uh-huh. They want to make sure they can't be held liable for any bad results.
So how many people in ME have the swine flu? Are the hospitals overwhelmed?
Is there really anything to be concerned about or is the government using this as an excuse?
Maybe this is the "good crisis" that they don't want to waste, so to speak.