Sesame Street's Elmo Teaches Kids About Swine Flu
Sesame Street has joined forces with Health and Human Services and the departments of Homeland Security and Education to create educational videos for children about swine flu. The television spots feature Elmo and Gordon, and can be viewed on the U.S. department of Health and Human Services' Youtube channel.
Children and young families are expected to be among groups most at risk of infection with the new H1N1 virus. DHS faced criticism last year when it tried to enlist the furry Sesame Street denizens to teach emergency preparedness to young kids, but a swine flu
campaign featuring the Muppets of Plaza Sésamo was popular in Mexico, where celebrities also donated time to the messages.