Friday, May 01, 2009

Swine Flu, Swine Flu, Swine Flu

is that all you hear? It is for me. Its on the Internet, radio, tv....everywhere! So I had to do my part and blog about it so that you could hear about it here too.

Is it for real?
Are you scared?
Taking precautions?

This morning they confirmed that there has been 2 cases in my state but they arent in the same area. Actually to protect the peoples privacy they arent releasing where the people live so we just got a general western/northern region kind of location.

I guess I kind of feel like the boy who cried wolf. The media hypes so much up and we are exposed to so many outlets of media that its like a catastrophe every other day. Bird Flu, MRSA, lets not forget the whole Y2K thing. We were all supposed to die or some such nonsense. None of this ever amounted to anything.

On the other hand you dont want to be prepared.

And I guess the pigs were offended because we are not supposed to call it Swine Flue anymore. H1N1, I think. Poor piggies getting a bad rep.


Lisha said...

This is the exact reason I do not watch the news ;) I am just trusting in God to keep us safe. Stay positive and CLEAN lol ;)

Vivienne said...

I get to point to the TV and say, "See! These people got the swine flu because they didn't wash their hands!" I haven't had to nag about washing up as much.

Not gonna go to Mexico anytime soon though.

Schmoochiepoo said...

We have 6 cases where I live. Am I worried? A tad. I work with the public, and a lot of people have no problem sneezing or coughing all over the place. I have noticed a lot of people asking for and buying hand sanitizer.
Not ready to panic yet but I am watching my kid very closely.

~~Mel~~ said...

I'm not panicing...yet anyway. There are no cases here in Manitoba...and as the news keeps telling's a pretty mild flu...there are other flus that kill 40,000 canadians a year.

And what's with the new name? They couldn't think of anything else?

Anonymous said...

I'm a total hypochondraic. This is freaking me out!

Tanielle said...

I am a little nervous about it. We've had it in our state, and had school closures and all. It's scary stuff. Hopefully we can all remain healthy!

Xazmin said...

I feel like worrying doesn't help me. However I do feel like you should always be cautious, there is the potential for some real damage to be done.

It is in our state. I'm a little nervous, but I've done all I can by reviewing with my kids to whole hand-washing, cover your mouth blah, blah, blah about avoiding illness.

It is good to be prepared though.

~~Mel~~ said...

I left you an award on my blog.

Staci said...

It freaks me out a bit, but Jason was aying how more people die from the regular flu each year.... I guess its such a BIG deal because it started fom an animal?!? I will take the kids to the doc is I suspect they are sick after hearing about the 23 month old that died :( I usually ama wait and see before I take to the doc, but I will be a take and check kind of mom for a while! :) I try to avoid the news because it always so bad! lol I like to stick to celeb gossip and just scan Yahoo headlines for the important stuff ;) I'm so misinformed lol!