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Published on Oct 12, 2009
Discovery Channel and MYTHBUSTERS have teamed up with the United States Department of Health and Human Services to help inform the public about ways to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu virus. http://www.discovery.com/h1n1
In their PSA, hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage utilize a high-speed camera to show the invisible aftermath of a sneeze, and offer a simple message for H1N1 virus prevention: One of the single most effective things you can do to stop the spread of flu, is to simply stay home if you feel sick. The PSA will air on Discovery Channel from October 12 through November 8, including primetime airings on October 14, 21 and 28 during the 9PM ET/PT MYTHBUSTERS hour.
The effort also includes a dedicated website that will provide viewers with additional resources and easy-to-understand information about H1N1 and educational and classroom resources for teachers and students provided by Discovery Education. Visitors to Discovery Channels H1N1 website can click on the link to http://www.discoveryeducation.com/rea..., where parents, educators and students will soon find up-to-date information about the H1N1 virus from trusted sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education, as well as a variety of activities supporting home and school prevention and preparedness efforts. Discovery Education is also making available to educators a variety of free classroom resources and learning activities. In addition, Discovery Education is providing ongoing support to educators using it's flagship service, Discovery Education streaming , so that they may best utilize that service's up to 70,000 video clips, assignment and quiz builders and other tools to aid students continuity of learning in the event of a school closure or a prolonged student absence.