Sunday, May 03, 2009

Swine Flu


Oink.

That's all I can really say about the state of hysteria over the Swine Flu outbreak. With less than 1000 cases reported - worldwide - I can't say that I buy into all of the hype and hysteria surrounding this illness. The U.S. sees bouts of influenza every year with cases reaching far over the 1000 person infected mark. I am really hesitant to buy into the panic of storing two weeks worth of food and water, etc. when I live in a nation that has the best medical care in the world. And to date, no American born citizen has died from it.

Now in Mexico....there is a whole lot to be skeptical about. We already know that the water can really mess you up down there so why is it surprising that there would be a widespread case of the flu?

Is this ALL we have to talk about these days? Seriously, if you don't want the flu, it really comes down to some basic hygiene habits that our mother's taught us as children - wash your hands and cover your mouth. It's that simple.

Gotta run.....I have a sudden craving for a BLT.

2 comments:

The Pagan Temple said...

Just cooking the meat would kill any flu viruses that might be in it, assuming there are any in the meat (which I don't).

CJ said...

Yeah, I can't say I was in a real big panic over this thing. Maybe I should knock on wood just in case. No, I think I'll opt for the BLT as well.