Wednesday, April 29, 2009
People are dying.
But I will not be forced to panic, to be pushed into a fearful rant because of the Swine Flu. (or the Mexico flu, to be politically correct to my Israeli friends... which is just dumb. Swine = bad... Flu = bad. Swine Flu = double bad. Not offensive to the Jews! I don't understand...)
The news, bloggers and neighbors alike are flipping out, trying to get me to flip out. Not. Gonna. Do. It.
Epidemic, by defination, yes. Pandemic... not yet my wildly panicking friends. People are talking about the black plague, yellow fever, small pox. Wow.
Come and talk to me in 3 months and lets see where it is then. Then we can talk about a pandemic.
AIDS effect every single person in certain African countries, whether it be having it, a parent, child or sibling having it or a friend having it. In Botswana, almost 1 in 4 have AIDS. (Check the CDC's website for more info) Over a million people, mostly children, die of malaria every year. There is some awful crap out there.... Be grateful for your health, take a deep breath and don't freak out. Thanks.
Oh yeah, and wash your hands.
If you really do want to know, go here- http://doihaveswineflu.org/