Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, wants public officials to dial back some of their statements regarding the swine flu virus and travel. He issued this statement this morning:
"Elected officials must strike a delicate balance of accurately and adequately informing citizens of health concerns without unduly discouraging travel and other important economic activity.
"According to President Obama, swine flu is a cause for concern, but not panic. President Obama's measured and responsible comments are appropriate and should provide useful guidance to other elected officials."