The airline industry and President Barack Obama's administration scrambled yesterday to allay public fears raised by Vice President Joe Biden's comments about a link between swine flu and commercial air travel on NBC's Today show. Speaking on the popular early morning news and talk program, Biden said, "I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico, it's [that] you're in a confined aircraft; when one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. ...

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