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Blogger "Baran Banoo" (Lady Rain) says she's been assigned the job of informing people in her neighborhood about swine flu:

It has been quite a while since we started holding training sessions at our [community] center with clients in attendance, where colleagues talk about different [health] subjects. The issue of "swine flu" was left to the center's doctor.

A couple of weeks ago, we were informed that we ought to expand our informational sessions to schools and mosques in the neighborhood as well.

At first I was reluctant, and considered the sessions held at the clinic to be more than sufficient. What would it look like for me to be roaming the streets or standing behind the microphone of the mosque between prayers -- while people talk to their God, I talk about swine flu?!!

But yesterday our head coordinator requested that I attend one of the sessions held at a neighbor's house every night during the month of Ramadan. My colleague told me that he has given several lectures in those sessions, but if it came from a doctor it might be more welcome. (He probably found out that I am allergic to speaking at such sessions and therefore has not yet brought it up with me.)

Anyways, I have to go to the homes of people in our neighborhood and talk about the "advantages" of swine flu. :-)

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.