White House Official Swine Flu Press Briefing Trans

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY: SWINE FLU

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release April 26, 2009


PRESS BRIEFING ON SWINE INFLUENZA BY
SECRETARY NAPOLITANO, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY,
JOHN BRENNAN, ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM,
DR. RICHARD BESSER, ACTING DIRECTOR,
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, AND
ROBERT GIBBS, PRESS SECRETARY

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

12:34 P.M. EDT

MR. GIBBS: Good afternoon, guys. Thank you for taking some time out of your Sunday afternoon. We wanted to bring together many of the people that have the primary governmental responsibility in dealing with the situation and to discuss the government's capacity and capability to discuss the steps the government is taking to address this.

Three people we'll hear from today and then we'll take some questions: First, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Dr. Richard Besser, the Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security.

So with that I'll turn it over to Mr. Brennan.

MR. BRENNAN: Thank you, Robert. And thank you, everyone, for coming here today.

Obviously, President Obama is very concerned about the recent cases of swine flu that have been identified in the United States, as well as the outbreak in Mexico. The President's thoughts are with those who have been affected by this illness. He is monitoring the situation very closely and has supported a very active, progressive and coordinated response by his administration.

The President wants Americans to be fully informed of the situation, which is why we have convened this press briefing today. The vast majority of these cases have occurred in Mexico. Building on the close bilateral cooperation that President Obama advanced during his recent visit to Mexico, he has asked me to publicly convey his full support to President Calderón, the Mexican government and the Mexican people in their efforts to contain the outbreak.

Both the U.S. and Mexican governments are taking steps to reduce the potential for further transmission. Our goal is simple: to communicate information quickly and clearly for our citizens, to rapidly address any new cases that emerge, and to have the capacity to effectively limit the spread.

At this point a top priority is to ensure that communication is robust and that medical surveillance efforts are fully activated. This will enable both the rapid identification and broad notification of any new cases that may occur in the U.S., as well as in Mexico.

We believe that our increased surveillance efforts have resulted in the identification of new cases over the last 24 hours. Early identification is vitally important to the overall effort. In the event that additional cases or sites of infection occur within the United States we want to recognize them quickly and then respond rapidly with appropriate guidance for the public health community and the general public in the infected area. We also want to ensure medical surveillance and testing and the provision of medications and medical supplies are distributed where necessary.

I would like to share with you some of the steps the administration has taken to ensure that information about this evolving event is flowing swiftly among federal, state and local partners, between U.S., Mexican, Canadian and other governments and with the World Health Organization.

First, the President is receiving regular updates and briefings on the situation. I updated the President earlier today. The President has reviewed our national capabilities to mitigate the effects of a broader outbreak in the United States and the steps we are taking to support state and local governments and their public health experts.

I am consulting closely with Secretary Napolitano, who is the principal federal official for domestic incident management with responsibility for spearheading our efforts. The Homeland Security Council has convened an interagency body of senior federal experts to facilitate coordination among the federal departments and agencies that have a role in recognizing, responding to, and communicating with domestic and international partners regarding health incidents that have the potential for significant impact to our nation's well-being.

This group has been conferencing daily to share updates and to identify actions we can take now to respond to developments in an accelerated and effective manner. The information and decisions of the group are reported daily to senior leaders in the federal government and throughout the White House. Additional reports are provided as new information of significance becomes available.

While the President and his administration are actively coordinating the overall government response, individual departments and agencies with specific responsibilities as well as unique expertise and experience in dealing with public health risks are leading key elements of the effort.

For example, the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for the overall effort to coordinate disease surveillance, medical preparedness, and guidance to public health professionals in the event that further cases are detected. The Departments -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has responsibility for identifying and tracking the spread of the disease and for communicating health-related information to the government, media, and public. To this end, the CDC has held regular public briefings since Friday.

In a moment, Dr. Richard Besser, the Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide an update on the situation in the United States and Mexico, as well as where health professionals and the public can go for reliable information and guidance on swine influenza.

As I mentioned, Secretary Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security have the overall lead for coordinating the federal response to an influence epidemic in the United States. The department is closely coordinating with Health and Human Services and CDC to monitor the situation.

After Dr. Besser speaks, you will hear from Secretary Napolitano, who will update you on the department's efforts to coordinate response preparations and actions to date. The Secretary also will describe actions that are underway to ensure communication of timely and accurate information at land borders and at ports of entry as well as to travelers who seek additional information.

Clearly we all have individual responsibility for dealing with this situation. We should all be practicing good hygienic practices, such as hand-washing on a regular basis; if you feel sick, it makes sense to stay home; and then also following the other practices that are common sense when we deal with an outbreak of flu every year.

I would ask that you hold your questions until after Dr. Besser and Secretary Napolitano have finished their remarks.

DR. BESSER: Thank you, Mr. Brennan. First, I want to say that our hearts go out to the people in Mexico and the people in the United States who've been impacted by this outbreak. People around the country and around the globe are concerned with this situation we're seeing, and we're concerned as well. As we look for cases of swine flu, we are seeing more cases of swine flu. We expect to see more cases of swine flu. We're responding and we're responding aggressively to try and learn about this outbreak and to implement measures to control this outbreak.

Let me provide for you an update in terms of where we are today and what kinds of public health actions are being taken here as well as abroad. Today we can confirm that there are 20 cases of swine flu in the United States. We have five affected states: There are eight cases confirmed in New York City, there's one case confirmed in Ohio, two in Kansas, two in Texas, and seven in California.

And again, as we continue to look for cases, I expect that we're going to find them. We've ramped up our surveillance around the country to try and understand better what is the scope, what is the magnitude of this outbreak.

The good news -- all of the individuals in this country who have been identified as cases have recovered. Only one individual had to be hospitalized. But I expect as we continue to look for cases, we are going to see a broader spectrum of disease. What we know about this virus is it looks to be the same virus as is causing the situation in Mexico. And given the reports out of Mexico, I would expect that over time we're going to see more severe disease in this country.

There are some things that it's important people understand: Flu viruses are extremely unpredictable and variable; outbreaks of infectious disease are extremely unpredictable and variable. And so over time what we say about this and what we learn will change. Expect changes in terms of the number of cases. We're going to try and give you consistent information and have it on our web site once a day, so that we don't get into the situation where you're hearing different numbers of cases throughout the day -- we're going to report that daily.

We expect that we're going to be changing our recommendations over time based on what we learn. And that's an important thing. You'll start to see different activities taking place in different parts of the country, depending on the local outbreak picture -- and that's good. You want people to respond based on what the situation is in their community, based on what situations are in particular countries.

Because of this speed in which things are progressing, you will at find -- at times find inconsistent information, and we're going to work really hard to make sure that that doesn't stay up for long. But as we're updating recommendations and they're going out through various sources, you may find some inconsistency and we will work to minimize that.

This is moving fast, but I want you to understand that we view this more as a marathon. We do think that this will continue to spread, but we are taking aggressive actions to minimize the impact on people's health.

It's important that people understand that there's a role for everyone to play when there's an outbreak going on. There are things that individuals do, there's things that families do, communities do to try and reduce the impact. At the individual level, it's important people understand how they can prevent respiratory infections. Very frequent hand-washing is something that we talk about time and time again and that is an effective way to reduce transmission of disease. If you're sick, it's very important that people stay at home. If your children are sick, have a fever and flu-like illness, they shouldn't go to school. And if you're ill, you shouldn't get on an airplane or another public transport to travel. Those things are part of personal responsibility in trying to reduce the impact.

It's important that people think about what they would do if this outbreak ramps up in their community. We understand that in New York City there's a cluster of disease in a school and New York City has announced that they're not having those children come back to school on Monday, so that they can understand better about transmission in that school. There's a similar situation in Texas. Those are very smart public health decisions. If there are other communities where we saw cases in a school, we would be recommending that they take those actions as well.

So it's time for people to be thinking -- forward-thinking about, well, if it were my child's school, what would I do, how would I be prepared for that kind of an event. We view the public as partners in the efforts to try and control what's going on.

There are a number of sources of information. I want people to know that the CDC web site --
www.cdc.gov -- has our latest information on swine flu. There's a link from there to very current information and there's a link there to a Spanish language site as well.

So let me talk about some of the public health actions that are going on. We are working very closely with state and local public health on the investigations going on around the country. We're providing both technical support on the epidemiology as well as support on the laboratory in terms of confirming cases.

We're also doing a lot of work with the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the governments of Mexico and Canada on this outbreak. There's a tri-national team that is working in Mexico to try and understand better the spread -- why are they seeing more severe disease in Mexico than we are here? That's a critical question. We're working to assist Mexico in establishing more laboratory capacity in-country. That, again, is very important because when you can define someone as a truly confirmed case, what you understand about how they acquire disease takes on much more meaning.

We issued two days ago an outbreak notice on our web site regarding travel to Mexico. It indicated that if you are traveling to Mexico, that you look at that to see what precautions could you take as an individual to reduce the likelihood that you became ill. We're going to continue to evaluate the situation in Mexico, and if need be we will increase the warnings based on what the situation warrants.

Later today we're going to be putting out some additional community guidance so that public health officials will know what our general recommendations are should they see cases in schools or additional cases in their community.

And I think that the last thing I want to mention is that whenever we see a novel strain of influenza, we begin our work in the event that a vaccine needs to be manufactured. So we've created that seed stock, we've identified that virus, and discussions are underway so that should we decide to work on manufacturing a vaccine, we can work towards that goal very quickly.

Our support to the states and locals will continue. We provide epidemiologic support, laboratory support, and we provide them support in terms of their medications and other material that they need to work on this outbreak.

So thank you very much, and I'll turn it over to the Secretary.

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: Thanks, Dr. Besser. A number of things going on and the purpose of today, this briefing, is to give you the most current information about what is happening. And as has been mentioned before, this is a changing picture. And so we intend to conduct these types of briefings daily for a while so that, you know, it can help up communicate to the public what is happening and so that with knowledge people know what kind of issue we're dealing with.

The first thing I want to announce today is that the Department of Health and Human Services will declare today a public health emergency in the United States. That sounds more severe than really it is. This is standard operating procedure and allows us to free up federal, state, and local agencies and their resources for prevention and mitigation; it allows us to use medication and diagnostic tests that we might not otherwise be able to use, particularly on very young children; and it releases funds for the acquisition of additional antivirals.

So you'll see those declarations coming out today. And when I say "standard operating procedure," that's exactly what I mean. We issued similar declarations for the recent floods in Minnesota and North Dakota and for the inauguration.

Second, I want to give you some information about where we are with respect to antiviral drugs. These are the kinds of things you would take should you get sick with this strain of flu. We have 50 million treatment courses of antiviral drugs -- Tamiflu and Relenza -- in the strategic national stockpile. We are releasing 25 percent of those courses, making them available to all of the states, but particularly prioritizing the states where we already have confirmed incidents of the flu. In addition, the Department of Defense has procured and strategically prepositioned 7 million treatment courses of Tamiflu.

The United States Department of Agriculture is heavily involved in monitoring and testing to ensure that there is no issue with our food supply, and everything looks fine. I want to underscore that you cannot get the swine flu from eating pork. So that's very important. And we're screening and testing livestock to monitor any developments there.

Next, in the Department of Homeland Security, we have a number of components with direct responsibility here. The CBP is inventorying for every duty station and every employee our resources, personal protective equipment, and so forth, to make sure that we have adequate supplies on hand at the borders themselves.

Secondly, we have implemented passive surveillance protocols to screen individuals who may arrive at our borders. All persons entering the United States from a location of human infection of swine flu will be processed through all appropriate CBP protocols. Right now those are passive. That means that they're looking for people who -- and asking about, are you sick, have you been sick, and the like; and if so, then they can be referred over for further examination.

Travelers who do present with symptoms, if and when encountered, will be isolated per established rules. They will be provided both with personal protective equipment and we will continue to emphasize universal health measures like hand-washing and gloves. And if and when the situation develops all CBP sites can implement and we can deploy additional personnel to the borders.

In addition, at the TSA, many of the similar measures are being implemented there with respect to the protection of our TSA workers and also their experience with travelers. To date, the State Department has not issued official travel advisories for particularly Mexico, but again, as I said earlier, these situations are very fluid and so you need to keep up to date on that. In addition to the CDC website, the Department of State has a website that will keep travelers posted on what the situation is not only with our neighboring countries, but with countries around the world.

As I said earlier, our intent is to update you daily on this situation so that you can know what is happening within the federal government. State and local governments obviously now are in the loop. State and local public health authorities obviously are working very hard and will be working hard, because as the doctor said, this will be a marathon, not a sprint, and even if this outbreak is a small one, we can anticipate that we may have a subsequent or follow-on outbreak several months later, which we will be prepared for.

And again, the government can't solve this alone. We need everybody in the United States to take some responsibility here. If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands, take all of those reasonable measures; that will help us mitigate, contain how many people actually get sick in our country.

Thank you.

MR. GIBBS: With that, let's take a few questions.

Q Thanks, Robert. Are there any U.S. clusters that suggest this is easily spread? Have we seen any pockets of suspected cases in the U.S. that suggest this could be on the scale of Mexico? And you say it's a marathon. How long is this marathon going to be?

DR. BESSER: Thanks for those questions. In terms of duration, my comment earlier about every outbreak is unique is really important to remember. And so it's very hard to say. There's one thing in our favor; we're nearing the end of the flu season, we're nearing the end of the season in which flu viruses tend to transmit very easily. And so we would expect to see a decline in cases, just like we're seeing a decline in cases of seasonal flu, at some point.

The issue of clusters is an important one, and New York City earlier talked about their school cluster, and that's important. Some of our early epidemiologic investigations are showing that contacts of people who have been diagnosed have a significant rate of respiratory infection -- not confirmed to be this; we only have one documented by viral isolate case in this country of person-to-person spread -- and that was an individual who had gone to Mexico and came back, and then there was a spouse who was diagnosed as well, and both are doing well.

Q Robert, how concerned are you about the potential for this outbreak to set back the hopeful economic recovery both here in the United States and globally? And secondly, what if anything are we meant to read into the fact the President Obama decided to go golfing today? Is this part of your effort to reassure Americans that there's no need to panic?

MR. GIBBS: I'm not sure I would draw a direct conclusion between the news today and the President's golf. (Laughter.)

I think as Mr. Brennan said, the President has been updated regularly on this and we'll continue to do so as we will continue to regularly update you.

In terms of anything that is affected economically both here and worldwide, I think it's probably far too early to determine whether that will be a case or whether that will have some factor. We just want to ensure that people understand the steps that are being taken both here and throughout government to address the situation, as well as, as each of these speakers have said, understand the individual responsibilities that people have. If you have questions, go to the CDC website at cdc.gov. And as the doctor mentioned, there's also a Spanish version of that site.

Q First to you, Robert. Why was it necessary to have the President checked this morning?

MR. GIBBS: The President hasn't been checked this morning.

Q Ms. Jarrett indicated today on a Sunday morning program that he had been.

MR. GIBBS: I will double-check. I don't know of any reason why he would have been.

Q And Dr. Besser --

MR. GIBBS: Let me expand that a little bit. I think these guys obviously have more medical degrees than I do, but the incubation period for this is a 24-48 hour incubation period. The doctors advised us that the President's health was never in any danger. We've been gone from Mexico for now more than nine days.

Q Dr. Besser, you mentioned seed stock for vaccines. What is the threshold that you have to meet before you consider developing that vaccine and deploying that vaccine?

DR. BESSER: There are a number of things that we look at going into the decision as to whether to make a vaccine. One is the severity of the strain, its sustainability in the community; do we anticipate that it's a virus that will be here next flu season -- so you want to prepare for that. Then there are issues in terms of production. Currently manufacturers are working on seasonal flu vaccine for next season, which has three types of influenza virus -- or influenza antigen in it. We have to have discussions to determine could they add a fourth; would it require substituting or changing production in another way?

All of those discussions are underway, so that if there's a decision to move in that direction we'd be ready.

Q I notice that you're not recommending that people, even if they're ill, become vaccinated. Has the President been vaccinated by Tamiflu or Relenza? And at what level does this have to get before we go from a public health emergency to a federal pandemic plan?

DR. BESSER: I wanted to clarify a couple things you said. Oseltamivir and zanamavir are not vaccines. Those are antiviral drugs that can be used to treat somebody who is ill.

One of the points I didn't make before is that if someone is ill with flu-like symptoms, in particular if they've traveled to an area that's been involved, they need to contact their doctor and determine what type testing and treatment is indicated.

At this point there is not a vaccine for this swine flu strain. It's a new strain of influenza. And so what we're talking about is whether it's warranted at this point to move toward manufacturing a vaccine.

Q Two questions. First, I want to know if the public health emergency declaration allows the federal government to invoke any kind of quarantine powers. And if so, how would that be used? And second, we've been hearing for years that we could have another 1918-like pandemic. So based on what you know right now, how likely is it that this could be a very, very severe outbreak?

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: The public health declaration does not, in and of itself, convey quarantine authority. And most quarantine authority is held at the local and state level, and we're nowhere near that sort of a decision. The decisions that have been made to date are the common-sense ones, the few places where we've had a U.S. outbreak, to close a school here, close a school there. But most quarantine authority is held at the state and local level. And this declaration does not, in and of itself, provide that.

DR. BESSER: The other part of your question had to do with 1918 and what we're seeing here. One of the very important issues that we're looking at is how severe is this outbreak that's taking place. What we're seeing in this country so far is not anywhere near the severity of what we're hearing about in Mexico, and we need to understand that.

It's also important to recognize that there have been enormous efforts going on around the country and around the world for pandemic preparedness and that our detection of this strain in the United States really came out as part of that. There was work going on in San Diego in terms of developing a point of care test kit, something that could be used in doctors' offices, that detected a strain they couldn't identify, and that was identified in our laboratories as the swine flu strain. And so that -- really some of the preparedness activities, the laboratory capability that we have now is not what it was five years ago, let alone in 1918. We understand a lot about how flu should be managed and treated.

Q And if I could just follow with one other question. Relenza and Tamiflu, how effective are they in treating this particular strain, if at all?

DR. BESSER: At this point, it's premature to talk about how effective they are. Those are some of the studies that we would want to undertake and assist Mexico in undertaking. We do know from seasonal flu that early treatment with antivirals can shorten the course of illness. But in terms of this situation, we know that the strain is susceptible, it's not resistant to those drugs. It is resistant to other drugs, amantadine and rimantadine. But it's not resistant to oseltamivir and zanamavir, which are the drugs that we've been stockpiling.

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I just wanted to clarify -- on the declaration of emergency, I wish we could call it declaration of emergency preparedness, because that's really what it is in this context. It's similar to what we do, for example, when we know -- when a hurricane may be approaching a site, we will go ahead and issue an emergency declaration that allows us to preposition -- frees up money, resources to get pre-positioned, to get ready. A hurricane may not actually hit a particular landfall, but it allows you to undertake a number of preparatory steps. And really that's what we're doing right now, the government. We're leaning forward, we're preparing in an environment where we really don't know ultimately what the size or seriousness of this outbreak is going to be.

Q Dr. Besser, you said we were likely to see more cases and the CDC's Dr. Ann Schuchat said yesterday, "We do not think we can contain the spread of this virus." What exactly does that mean?

DR. BESSER: In strategies for outbreak control there's a concept of containment where if you can detect it very quickly in one community, that you could swoop in and try and quench it and knock it out so it doesn't go further. We don't think that that's a possibility, but we do think that it's very possible to mitigate or reduce the impact of this infection around the country.

In terms of detection, what we're seeing in this country is mild disease -- things that would never have been detected if we weren't ramping up our surveillance. And so my comment there is that by our efforts of asking doctors to culture -- we are asking doctors when they see someone who has flu-like illness who has traveled to an affected region to do a culture -- take a swab in their nose and send it to the lab so we can see, is it influenza, is it this type. And I expect that as we do that we're going to find cases all -- in many different parts.

When I mentioned the states we're seeing cases in right now, they're not all contiguous. The travel patterns of people now are such that we would expect that we're going to see cases in more states.

Q If I could follow up on that, is it true that it took a week until after Mexico had invoked its own protective measures before the U.S. was notified of this? And is it a significant concern that HHS is in charge of this at a time when it doesn't have a Secretary?

DR. BESSER: In terms of detection and reporting, you know, the confirmation of swine flu from Mexico was shared with us immediately. There was great collaboration between Canada and Mexico on doing that testing. I'm in daily communication with their public health leadership and the collaborations have been absolutely superb. We share information about what we're seeing here and they're sharing information about what they're seeing in Canada and in Mexico.

Q They sent those tests to Canada rather than the U.S., apparently because of paperwork.

DR. BESSER: Well, we have -- there are quite a number of isolates that we've tested here from Mexico as well.

MR. GIBBS: In terms of a Secretary, I think these guys have given you a pretty good indication of the response mechanisms that are in place and that have been activated relating to this. So I think it's all hands on deck and we're doing fine. I would say we're hopeful that we have a new Secretary very shortly.

Yes, ma'am.

Q Secretary Napolitano, I believe Japan and South Korea have both now announced that they're going to begin testing on passengers coming in from the U.S. Why is the U.S. not doing that with passengers coming in from Mexico? And then also, do you have any indications -- I know it's still very early yet -- but any indications that perhaps this might have been caused by bioterrorism, this new strain of flu?

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I'll let John answer the second part. With respect to that, we're doing, as I said, passive surveillance now. Right now we don't think the facts warrant a more active testing or screening of passengers coming in from Mexico, although obviously we are letting air carriers and our employees at the gates on those flights make sure that they are asking people if they're sick; and if they're sick, that they shouldn't board the plane -- you know, that sort of thing, passively.

But again, this is a changing dynamic that we may increase or decrease that as the facts change over the next 24, 48, 72 hours.

DR. BESSER: Yes, the question about the strain that we're seeing here, we analyzed that strain and are continuing to do further analysis of that strain and we expect to see the emergence of new flu strains. That's something that we are continually watching for to ensure that we're ready should a strain emerge that there's not immunity and protection in the community for it. This strain is not unlike other new strains that have emerged. It's an assortment -- it's got genetic components from a number of sources, including human, swine, and avian sources. And that's something that you see with new strains.

And so there's nothing that we have seen in our work that would suggest anything but a naturally occurring event.

Q But from a security perspective, nothing to rule it out either -- the possibility of bioterrorism?

MR. BRENNAN: We are looking at all different aspects here, but as the doctor said, there is no evidence whatsoever that we have seen. But clearly, in order to make sure that we're doing everything possible, we're looking at all potential explanations here -- but no evidence whatsoever on the bioterrorism --

Q How do the -- Madam Secretary, how do the stocks of effective antivirals today compare to previous outbreaks -- SARS, for example? And will DOD stocks be available for the public, or are those just for DOD?

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: Right now the DOD stocks I believe are for the DOD personnel, but I'll have to confirm that for you later. I believe that to be the case. We have 50 million courses that are in the national stockpile. As I said, we're freeing up a quarter of those for use by the states, in addition to whatever state stockpiles they have, should they need it. Priority will go to the states that have confirmed outbreaks of disease. And I don't have the history on how that compares to what we had on hand for SARS.

DR. BESSER: The strategic national stockpile has considerable assets for treating flu. In addition to the antivirals, there's the supplies should we see hospitalizations that would warrant support. SARS is a different picture in that there were -- there was not a medication that people could take to treat it, and so this is a very different situation.

And as part of our planning for a large outbreak this pre-deployment of availability is a leaning-forward step. We know that many states aren't seeing any cases, but it was our belief that having things there ahead of time was the way to go, rather than waiting until it got to a point where people were asking.

Q Secretary Napolitano, you mentioned the quarantine power and, you know, that's really a state and local issue. What additional authority does the President have, what other powers does he have to contain this, to mitigate it, whatever. What else can he do?

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I don't want to give you a legal brief on that right now, but that's --

Q Perhaps later? (Laughter.)

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: Yes, exactly. (Laughter.)

We want to make sure that it's very precisely explained to you and to the public. So perhaps we could brief that to you later on this week.

Q But there are additional things? You guys are confident that -- measures that you can take, beyond a declaration of emergency -- things that you can do at the federal level?

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: Yes.

Q Okay. And Robert, actually, can you follow up on that eco question, on the eco trade. I just want to be clear, you're not at all studying this, measuring what sort of effect this could have economically -- you're just not at that level yet?

MR. GIBBS: I'll check with NEC. I don't know of anything related to that at this point, but we can certainly check.

Yes, ma'am.

Q What haven't you banned U.S. travel to Mexico and why haven't you changed the U.S. alert level in the face of this -- unless the declaration of public health emergency is doing that?

DR. BESSER: I can comment. We have at CDC posted an outbreak notification regarding Mexico, and we're continuing to watch the situation there and evaluate. And should it be warranted, we would make a change in that regard.

In terms of the stages and phases of pre-pandemic situations, the real important take-away is that we have an outbreak of a new infectious disease that we're approaching aggressively. And it matters much less what you call it. Those things are designed to trigger actions, but we trigger our actions based on what we're seeing here in-country as well as what we see around the globe. And given that this new strain is something we're experiencing here on the ground, we're being very aggressive and addressing that based on what we're seeing in each community.

Q What has been discovered so far about why people in Mexico have died, but not elsewhere?

DR. BESSER: That's an unanswered question. We have folks on the ground and we haven't been able to find an answer for that. There are a number of different hypotheses and I'm hoping that we'll be able to shed some light on that as these teams get more established and continue their studies.

Q For Dr. Besser, is there evidence of ongoing transmission in Mexico, or are the cases being picked up there ones that happened in the last couple of weeks and are over? Or are there new chains of transmission being generated?

DR. BESSER: Again, I don't want to comment on the situation on the ground in Mexico. I've not heard that it is stopping. Their overall flu surveillance is only showing a small increase from what they would see annually, which, again, makes it difficult to use some of the surveillance tools to measure the impact of a new strain when you're in the midst of another flu season.

Q Just to follow up on what the President -- for you, Robert -- what the President -- did you say that he has not been treated with any kind of --

MR. GIBBS: I said yesterday that he had not been. I will recheck with the doctor. Again, based on the incubation period, neither he, nor anybody that he traveled with, nor anybody in the press corps that I'm aware of would have exhibited any symptoms that would have caused any heightened awareness.

Q But the doctor didn't check him out --

MR. GIBBS: No. Again, in the absence of symptoms -- I think this probably goes without saying, too -- in the absence of symptoms, you shouldn't go get tested. That's going to crowd any sort of either public health or private health infrastructure. If you are sick or you do have symptoms, then you should take precautions. But there's not reason to believe that his -- or anybody that traveled with him -- health was in any sort of jeopardy.

Q Just to follow up on the HHS question. Apparently, HHS --- CDC, Surgeon General assured there are no --

MR. GIBBS: I thought he was doing a pretty good job. (Laughter.)

Q But it raises a political question about how movement there has been stalled because of HHS. I mean, do you have -- has the President expressed concern about the fact that you don't have a team in place there, or at the --

MR. GIBBS: No, because -- I want to be very clear here. There is a team in place. The team is -- part of it is standing behind me, and part of it is working as we speak to identify exactly what the doctor and others have talked about. I think this notion somehow that if there's not currently a Secretary, that there's not the function that needs to take place in order to prepare for this either this or any other situation is just simply not the case.

Thanks, guys.

END 1:16 P.M. EDT

Video of Press Conference on Swine Flu

How Blog Advertising Works?


The advertising industry has long been challenged to explain how blog advertising works. That it does work is not an issue. But how it works and why it works are critical concerns still unresolved.

if we had a proven theory of blog advertising effectiveness it would help in strategy planning, response measurement and sales prediction. We have no such theory. Empirical "proof" is scattered in numerous company and agency files. The possibility for scientifically derived model of advertising seems remote.

Deposit this difficult increasing costs and competitiveness required that we make effort to comprehensively address how blog advertising works. 

To understand how blog advertising works, It's necessary to explore the possibilities people have for thinking, feeling and behaving toward the various products and service in their lives. This isn't easy because we are all capable of being logical and illogical, objective and subjective, obvious and subtle simultaneously. Everything considered, it's not surprising that a unified theory of blog advertising effectiveness has eluded us for so long. 

The theory of blog advertising start from your friends. The most important thing the blog advertising is this very cheep way to introduce your company, product in market. Blog advertising start from community, like orkut, twitter, stumbling, my space, face book, hi5, Msn, yahoo, blogger groups, yahoo buzz, when we update any information on blog site, this broadcast in all the communities. this message spread widely on Internet. The twitter live search make it more easy, In the twitter community every one can search live blogging information. that's why most of companies use blog for product marketing. 

History of Labor Day

Casting a glance back on Labor Day history is essentially about commemorating and celebrating the American Labor Movement. It is all about knowing the share that the American laborers had in building up the nation with its richness and its many achievements. The Labor Day, usually held on the first Monday in September, inspires this sense of the togetherness that workers need to feel and share in respecting their own contribution to the history of America. Labor Day is an annual recognition of all those dedicated American workers whose achievements, both socially and economically, deserve to be honored. On every Labor Day, Americans pay their tributes to those workers of strength and perseverance whose selfless efforts have added to the growth and prosperity of the American nation.


Even after a century-long celebration, there is no one consistent theory about the Labor Day history. The prominent amongst these attributes the Labor Day to one Peter J. McGuire. He is the one who is credited with the co-founding of the American Federation of Labor, that upholds the cause of the workers and the glory of labor. Peter J. McGuire was propelled by his own experience as a child laborer working hard to make both ends meet for his family. The need to recognize the Labor Day was first upheld by him, as he marched the streets of New York with numerous other fellow-workers, demanding upgraded facilities and working conditions for laborers. Labor Day is largely believed to have been the fruit of the labors of Peter J. McGuire.

There is another opinion on the Labor Day history which holds that it is Matthew McGuire, a machinist who is the true founder of Labor Day. He was the secretary to the Central Labor Union in New York and later the secretary of the Local 344 of International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey. There are clear records of the Labor Day proposal being adopted by the Central Labor Union. The occasion was marked and observed with a committee decision for a public demonstration and a picnic. This was on September 5, 1882, in New York City with the first anniversary being celebrated the next year. From 1884, other organizations in other cities were inspired and advocated to follow the lead of New York. Workers throughout the nation soon realized the necessity of the Labor Day when the honor and dignity of human labor would be sanctified. From 1885, most of the industrial towns across the country started recognizing Labor Day as a national occasion.

Yet another form of history says that Labor Day was inaugurated in 1882 with a large Knights’ Parade on the streets of New York. There was a larger parade in 1884 on the first Monday in September. It was the Knights who resolved to hold all future parades on the same day, marked as the Labor Day.

The importance of the Labor Day increased by the years. In the years 1885 and 1886 official recognition came in the form of municipal ordinances. The next step was to introduce the state bill in an effort to secure the state legislation. The first law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887, although the bill was first introduced in the New York legislature. Colorado, Massachusetts and New Jersey were joined by New York in this historical effort to secure the Labor Day. Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania were upholding the cause by the end of the decade. Labor Day was an established holiday by 1894 when President Grover Cleveland signed the law. On June 28, it was legalized in the District of Columbia and other territories. 23 other states had already decided to honor the workers with an official observance of the Labor Day.

The Labor Day history has resonances with another working class observance—the May Day as established by the Socialist Party. However America has always insisted on the individual identity of the Labor Day and its distinction from the Communist beliefs. So honor American labor on Labor Day and celebrate the commendable achievements of the workers with your friends, family, colleagues and beloved.

 

Tips for Swine Flue

How can I tell if my child has swine flu?
The incubation period for swine flu is short...about 48 to 72 hours. After that period, people who are infected may experience fevers over 100 degrees, body aches, headaches, cough, runny nose, and sometimes, nausea and diarrhea. In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, children who are breathing abnormally fast or slowly may be affected. These symptoms are similar to the standard strain of influenza, so it can difficult to distinguish one from the other. When in doubt, contact your health care provider.

Is there a vaccine?
There is no vaccine currently that exactly matches the swine flu. Health officials are still trying to determine if the virus is sufficiently similar to circulating forms of influenza that are covered by current vaccines. If this is the case, these vaccines may offer some limited protection from swine flu. In addition, if you were one of the millions of people in the U.S. who were vaccinated against swine flu during the 1976 pandemic, you may get some limited protection from the current strain of the virus. Vaccine makers are working on putting together a vaccine to counter the the strain of swine flu currently in circulation, but this process can take as long as 3 to 6 months.

How can I protect my family?
Good hygiene and caution are your best defense against swine flu. Remind kids (and yourself) to wash hands frequently and cover coughs and sneezes. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. At school, teachers and administrators can eliminate shared hand-held items, such as hall passes, until the threat of a pandemic passes.

Network Address Translation Windows 2003

Network Address Translation (NAT)

In Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), NAT can be used to provide basic Internet connectivity for small offices or home offices. NAT translates IP addresses and associated TCP/UDP port numbers on the private network to public IP addresses which can be routed on the Internet. Through NAT, host computers are able to share a single publicly registered IP address to access the Internet. NAT also offers a number of security features which can be used to secure the resources on your private network. The NAT service is integrated with the router that changes the information of the originator in packets prior to them being forwarded to the Internet. NAT can be configured through a demand-dial interface where the connection is only established when the client specifically requests the connection; or through a persistent connection which is a permanent connection that remains open all the time.
RRAS IP packet filters can be used to restrict incoming or outgoing IP address ranges based on information in the IP header. You can configure and combine multiple filters to control network traffic. With NAT, you can configure inbound IP packet filters and outbound IP packet filters. When defining criteria for the packet filters, you can use whatever combination of IP header information.
You can also map external public IP addresses and ports to private IP addresses and ports so that internal private resources can be accessed by Internet users. You use a special port to map specific Internet users to resources within the private network. You can configure a NAT address mapping for each specific private network resource that Internet users are allowed to access. The NAT address pool feature can be utilized to allow VPN users and Internet users to access resources residing in the private network. The NAT server requests for one of the public IP addresses with a specific TCP/UDP port number to resources in the private network
Planning for NAT Installation
A Windows Server 2003 server configured with either of the following services can act as the NAT server:
Routing and Remote Access; a NAT implementation through Routing and Remote Access is the recommended approach.
Internet Connection Sharing; should be used for very small networks only.
A few factors that should be clarified before you install, and configure NAT are listed here:
The type of connection which will be used (a demand-dial interface, or a persistent connection). Using a persistent Internet connection would ensure that the NAT server can at all time connect to the Internet.
The private network IP addressing scheme and the number of public IP addresses to obtain.
The servers that will be configured as NAT servers. It is recommended to use a dedicated computer to run NAT.
The interfaces that are to be configured with private IP addresses and the interfaces which will be configured with public IP addresses.
The manner in which access to resources on the private network will be assigned.
The IP packet filters that will be configured.
The IP configuration method to use with the NAT implementation.
The scope of the NAT server. Will the NAT server be allowed to assign IP addresses, and handle
DNS resolution requests?
Installing the NAT Service
The Windows Server 2003 NAT server can support the following services or components:
NAT address translation service/component: The computer on which NAT is installed is the network address translator server.
DNS name resolution component: The computer that has NAT installed acts as a DNS server.
DHCP IP addressing component: The computer that has NAT installed acts as a simplified DHCP server that assign IP address information to other client computers.
The NAT server should have the following components:
One network adapter card configured with the internal private IP addresses connecting the internal private client computers.
One network adapter configured with the public IP address which connects to the Internet.
NAT is included with Windows Server 2003 RRAS. While RRAS is automatically installed when you install Windows Server 2003, it is not automatically enabled as well. To enable RRAS, you can use either of the following mechanisms:
Manage Your Server application.
Routing and Remote Access management console.
Windows Server 2003 also provides the Routing and Remote Access Server Setup Wizard which can be used to perform both of the following functions:
Enable Routing and Remote Access.
Enable and configure NAT.
How to add NAT as a routing protocol
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
In the console tree, expand Routing And Remote Access, the Server, and then expand IP Routing.
Select, and then right-click General and next click New Routing Protocol from the shortcut menu.
The Select Routing Protocol dialog box opens
Select Network Address Translation.
Click OK.
How to install the NAT service using the Routing And Remote Access Server Setup Wizard
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
In the left console pane, select the RRAS server that you want to work with.
From the Action menu, click Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access.
The Routing and Remote Access Server Setup Wizard initiates.
Click Next on the Routing and Remote Access Server Setup Wizard welcome page.
On the Configuration page, select the Network Address Translation (
NAT) option, and then click Next.
On the NAT Internet Connection page, you have to select the connection method which NAT will use to connect to the Internet:
Use this public interface to connect to the Internet option.
Create a new demand-dial interface to the Internet option.
If you want to enable NAT security, leave the Enable security on the selected interface by setting up Basic Firewall option selected. The option is enabled by default. Click Next.
On the Ready to Apply Selections page, click Next.
Click Finish. 1
Click Yes to start the Routing and Remote Access service.
Configuring NAT
You can use the Routing and Remote Access management console to configure a number of settings for the NAT.
To access the various configuration options for NAT,
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
In the left console tree, expand Routing And Remote Access, the Server, and then expand IP Routing.
Select NAT/Basic Firewall.
Click the Action menu, and then select Properties OR, right-click NAT/Basic Firewall and select Properties from the shortcut menu
The Properties dialog box contains four tabs which can be used to configure settings for the NAT service.
The various settings available on the different tabs within the Properties dialog box are:
NAT /Basic Firewall tab: The configurations which you can perform on the NAT /Basic Firewall tab are:
Enable NAT/disable NAT.
Enable a basic firewall to prevent unauthorized users from accessing resources on the private network.
Configure inbound filters by clicking the Inbound Filters button.
Configure outbound filters by clicking the Outbound Filters button.
Address Pool tab: The configurations which you can perform on the Address Pool tab are:
Specify the Internet addresses which the NAT server will use. A minimum of one Internet address has to be specified.
You can configure external address to internal address mappings by clicking the Reservations button.
Services and Ports tab: The configurations which you can perform on the Services and Ports are:
Specify services which Internet users are allowed to access.
Configure the internal client computers which external packets are forwarded to.
ICMP tab: On this tab, you can enable a number of diagnostic packets types which are necessary for the NAT server to recognize and respond to PING or Traceroute.
How to configure a new interface for NAT
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
Locate NAT/Basic Firewall in the console tree.
Right-click NAT/Basic Firewall and select New Interface from the shortcut menu.
Specify the type of interface. Click OK.
Next, select Public Interface Connected To The Internet, and then select Enable NAT On This Interface.
If no firewall capabilities exist, select Enable A Basic Firewall On This Interface.
If necessary, configure the desired inbound/outbound IP packet filters to restrict incoming or outgoing traffic.
Add the address range obtained by the ISP in the Address Pool tab.
Specify the services which Internet users can access.
Accept the default settings on the ICMP tab. 1
Click OK.
How to configure special ports to allow inbound connections
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
Locate the interface that you want to configure.
Right-click the interface and then select Properties from the shortcut menu.
Click the Special Ports tab.
Under Protocol, select TCP or UDP and then click the Add button.
Enter the port number of the incoming traffic in Incoming Port.
Select On This Address Pool Entry, and provide the public IP address of the incoming traffic.
Enter the port number of the private network resource in Outgoing Port.
Enter the private network resource's private IP address in Private Address.
Click OK.
How to configure a NAT network application
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
In the console tree, select the NAT server that you want to configure.
Right-click the NAT server and then select Properties from the shortcut menu.
Click the Translation tab.
Click the Application button.
When the Application dialog box opens, click the Add button.
The Add Application dialog box opens.
Specify the desired settings for the application.
Click OK.

How to manage the NAT server
Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access to open the Routing and Remote Access management console.
In the console tree, select the NAT server that you want to manage.
Right-click the NAT server and then select Properties from the shortcut menu.
Click the IP tab to manage NAT address assignment.
If you want to use an existing DHCP server for IP address assignment, click the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (
DHCP) option.
If you want to specify the NAT server for IP address assignment, select the Static address pool option.
Next, use the Add, Edit and Remove buttons to specify the address range which the NAT server will use to assign IP addresses to clients.
If you do not have an existing DNS servers or WINS server that can be used for name resolution, click the Enable broadcast name resolution option at the bottom of the IP tab.
Click OK.
Troubleshooting NAT
The typical problems experienced with NAT are usually due to not meeting a number of NAT configuration requirements:
For NAT to work, its needs the following:
One network adapter card configured with the internal private IP addresses connecting the internal private client computers.
One network adapter configured with the public IP address which connects to the Internet.
The internal interface is usually created by default. The external interface has to be manually added. After both interfaces are added, verify the following:
The private interface should be specified as the private interface in its associated properties dialog box of the NAT/Basic Firewall node in the Routing and Remote Access console.
The public interface should be specified as the public interface in its associated properties dialog box of the NAT/Basic Firewall node in the Routing and Remote Access console.
The NAT configuration must have a default static route configured through the Routing and Remote Access console, with the following parameters:
Interface configured as the public interface connected to the Internet.
Destination and mask defined as 0.0.0.0.
Gateway defined as None
If you have configured special ports, verify that the settings specified for the public address/port, and the settings specified for the private address/port are correct.
If you have configured an address pool for the external interface, check that the addresses and mask have been correctly configured.
For NAT to work, the DHCP service must be configured.

Network Address Translation (NAT) Server:
Nat us an Internet Protocol (IP) translation process that allows a network with private addresses to access information on the Internet. If the NAT routing protocol is installed and configured on a server that runs Routing and Remote Access, internal network clients with private Internet Protocol (IP) addresses can access the Internet through the external interface of the NAT server. This is much like of a proxy server but it does not have any cache.

How to Make Windows Computer Speed Fast

Make Your Windows Fast As Never Before!

DISABLE INDEXING SERVICES
Indexing Services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often
make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists
of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for
something on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don't
search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is
completely unnecessary.


To disable do the following:
1. Go to Start
2. Click Settings
3. Click Control Panel
4. Double-click Add/Remove Programs
5. Click the Add/Remove Window Components
6. Uncheck the Indexing services
7. Click Next

OPTIMISE DISPLAY SETTINGS
Windows XP can look sexy but displaying all the visual items can waste system
resources. To optimise:

1.Go to Start
2. Click Settings
3. Click Control Panel
4. Click System
5. Click Advanced tab
6. In the Performance tab click Settings
7. Leave only the following ticked:
- Show shadows under menus
- Show shadows under mouse pointer
- Show translucent selection rectangle
- Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
- Use visual styles on windows and buttons
DISABLE PERFORMANCE COUNTERS


Windows XP has a performance monitor utility which monitors several areas of your
PC's performance. These utilities take up system resources so disabling is a good idea.

To disable:
1. download and install the Extensible Performance Counter List
2.Then select each counter in turn in the 'Extensible performance counters' window and
clear the 'performance counters enabled' checkbox at the bottom.button below.

SPEEDUP FOLDER BROWSING
You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there
is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files
and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing
significantly:
1. Open My Computer
2. Click on Tools menu
3. Click on Folder Options
4. Click on the View tab.
5. Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box
6. Click Apply
7. Click Ok
8. Reboot your computer

IMPROVE MEMORY USAGE
Cacheman Improves the performance of your computer by optimizing the disk cache,
memory and a number of other settings.
Once Installed:
1.Go to Show Wizard and select All
2.Run all the wizards by selecting Next or Finished until you are back to the main menu.
Use the defaults unless you know exactly what you are doing.
3.Exit and Save Cacheman
4.Restart Windows
OPTIMISE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION
There are lots of ways to do this but by far the easiest is to run TCP/IP Optimizer.
1. Download and install
2. Click the General Settings tab and select your Connection Speed (Kbps)
3. Click Network Adapter and choose the interface you use to connect to the Internet
4. Check Optimal Settings then Apply
5. Reboot

OPTIMISE YOUR PAGEFILE
If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize
the page file.
1. Right click on My Computer and select Properties
2. Select the Advanced tab
3. Under Performance choose the Settings button
4. Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change
5. Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the
same as the Maximum Size of the file.
Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by
default. While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB)
it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of
virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default
size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical
memory size.

RUN BOOTVIS - IMPROVE BOOT TIMES
BootVis will significantly improve boot times
1. Download and Run
2. Select Trace
3. Select Next Boot and Driver Trace
4. A Trace Repetitions screen will appear, select Ok and Reboot
5. Upon reboot, BootVis will automatically start, analyze and log your system's boot
process. When it's done, in the menu go to Trace and select Optimize System
6. Reboot.
7. When your machine has rebooted wait until you see the Optimizing System box
appear. Be patient and wait for the process to complete

REMOVE THE DESKTOP PICTURE
Your desktop background consumes a fair amount of memory and can slow the loading
time of your system. Removing it will improve performance.
1. Right click on Desktop and select Properties
2. Select the Desktop tab
3. In the Background window select None
4. Click Ok

REMOVE FONTS FOR SPEED
Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, use quite a bit of system resources. For optimal
performance, trim your fonts down to just those that you need to use on a daily basis and
fonts that applications may require.
1. Open Control Panel
2. Open Fonts folder
3. Move fonts you don't need to a temporary directory (e.g. C:\FONTBKUP?) just in case
you need or want to bring a few of them back. The more fonts you uninstall, the more
system resources you will gain.

How to Make Fast Internet Surfing?

Is Your Computer Internet Slow?

Follow The Six Steps, Slow Internet Browsing

In most cases slow computer problems and computer internet slow downs are related. There are several factors that can cause such issues and chances are good that there is not one single solution to fix the entire problem (usually).

he steps to follow will guide you in taking the steps that will have the largest positive affect on speeding up your PC.   

Before proceeding to the steps below, make sure that you are not on an antiquated internet service (like many dial up services) as computer internet slow downs will take place no matter how many other actions you take. Many issues can be solved by spending a few extra dollars and upgrading your Internet Service Provider. If your decision is to save money over speed, there is a good chance that you will be able to make your surfing speeds much faster. It may still be worth it to try the steps below as many will do more than just fix computer internet slow downs.

Step One: Download and Use a Free Scan Feature in Top Registry Repair Software

One of the top reasons for slow computer problems is due to a bloated Windows registry. The registry houses vital files and keys that support your Windows operating system (including user preferences). Each time you add or remove programs, the registry is impacted and can get weighed down. This causes response delays, slow operations, problems adding new software, and a handful of other issues.

The best registry cleaner products offer a free scan before having to purchase the full version for repair (if errors are found). It is a good idea to keep a solid registry cleaner on your system as part of your annual computer maintenance plan.

Of all of the products we reviewed (in detail) RegCure is the best in terms of repair and optimizer features for the money invested. See www.free-regcure-scan.com for complete details or to get a free scan to ensure errors are present before paying for the software. 

Step Two: Use an Effective Spyware Program to Detect and Remove Threats

There is a dual focus to take during this step. It is vital to keep spyware, malware, adware, and Trojan viruses off your computer to protect your files and keep your system operating efficiently. For this reason, it pays to keep quality software on your system all year long.

 

The negative side of the equation is that spyware products can eat up a ton of space on your PC and slow your computer down even more. What I do is install the program, fix any threats detected, and then remove the software so my computer is not impacted.

Try Xoftspyse if you want to resolve this step quickly. Go to www.xoftspyse-facts.com for additional details.

Step Three: Reset Your Wireless and Broadband Modem (unplug for at least 30 seconds)

Step Four: Remove the History and Temporary Files off Your Browser by going to Settings > Internet Options.

Step Five: Utilize Free Resources in Windows to Free Hard Drive Space.

Go to Start > Accessories > System Tools > choose Disk Cleanup, and then Disk Defrag, then create a restore point in the same area. Do not complete the full restore.

Step Six: Eliminate Unused Programs from Your PC

Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > then select software to eliminate that will not be used any time soon.

Additional Hints to Rid of Computer Internet Slow Downs

·        Be sure your internet connections are solid. If utilizing a DSL type service, make sure that cabling is up to standard.

·        Many internet service providers offer a free connection speed test. Contact your provider about how to conduct this process. Do multiple tests and get a median score.

·        If you are not on partition speed internet, avoid times that many users are on the servers and see if that makes a difference.

·        Increase your plan through your internet service provider. In most areas, there are multiple services available if you cannot get a better product from your current provider.

·        If you have tried everything in this article and still are failing to get results, do a full system restore back to factory condition to start fresh. Only reinstall integral software that you actually use to avoid weighing down the system.

·        Be sure to add a firewall so that you are in control of the programs that can access the net (and the other way around).

·        If your actual computer hardware is outdated, there has never been a less expensive time to purchase some new equipment.

The prior steps should quickly clear the majority of the computer internet slow downs that you encounter.

If you would like to see recommended products to complete the above steps, visit 

www.complete-registry-fix.com/computer-internet-slow.htm

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How to Convert All Videos Formats

How to convert between all popular video formats?

Introduction

Step 1: Download and install AVS Video Converter

Step 2: Run AVS Video Converter and select your input video file

Step

 3: Set up the conversion parameters

Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path

Step 5: Convert your files

Introduction

You have a portable video player and would like to watch your favorite movies using it? Or you

have to 

create a DVD for your home DVD player? Or you would like to rip a home video DVD to

some other format

s and save it on your PC? Click Here enables you to solve these problems quite

easily with a few mouse clicks.

Step 1: Download and install AVS Video Converter

Click Here to do

wnload it. After the download is finished, run the AVSVideoConverter.exe file

and follow the installation wizard instructions.

S

tep 2: Run AVS Video Converter and select your input video file

To select a video you would like to convert hit the Browse... button next to Input File Name

Field. In the opened Windows Explorer Window browse for the necessary DVD folder:

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE! When your input is a DVD Disc, you will need to select the path to your source file:

X://Video_TS/Video_TS.IFO. "X" stands for your DVD-ROM or the hard disk drive folder where

your DVD is stored:

 

 

 

 

 

 




It is important to select the IFO file, rather than VOB file, because the IFO file contains the

information about the entire DVD structure and this way you will avoid audio and video de-synch

problems when c

onverting. 

Also, most DVDs have several VOB files (files with actual video)and if

you convert VOBs instead of IFO, you will have to merge them afterwards, which is not the case

with the IF

O files.

Step 3: Set up the conversion parameters

After you have selected the video input file, click one of the following buttons placed along the top

of the interfa

ce:

- To AVI for creating video for PC, Archos, Creative Zen Vision, and YouTube, MySpace and

Google Video services;

- To DVD for burning a DVD or saving video in DVD format on the PC;

- To MP4 for Apple iPod, Sony PSP, Epson P-2000/4000 or mobile phones with MPEG 4 video

support;

- To 3GP for mobile ph

ones with 3GPP and 3GP2 video support;

- To MPEG for for burni

ng a SVCD/VCD or saving video in MPEG format on the PC;

- To MOV for Quick Time player;

- To WMV for Pocket PCs running under Mobile Windows OS, like HP iPaq and portable players:

Archos and Creative Zen Vision;

- To RM for Real M

edia player;

- To SWF for Adobe Fla

sh player.

In the list of Profiles (... Profile) select one of the preset profiles.

You can also click Edit Profile button to manually set the profile parameters.

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path

Click the Browse... 

button next to Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for

the output video file.

NOTE! When you select a location for your output video file, you should save the file to your

personal computer HDD.

Step 5: Convert your files

After you have set

 up all the conversion parameters, hit the Convert Now! button to start

converting.

 

 

 

 

 

You can visually judge the DVD conversion process if you hit the Advanced>> button twice.