Thursday, April 30, 2009

As This Flu Spreads

How worried are you about the swine flu that seems to be spreading everywhere? Just yesterday they announced 3 cases in Wisconsin. Of course, it took them at least an hour to announce it and talk about it. I'm not terribly worried since I'm not a hugger or a toucher, and I don't get out much - though I did go shopping yesterday. Of course, I can't say that about the rest of my family. Cory's a serious hugger, and all of them are at school or work every day. Working as a cashier, Beth comes into contact with all kinds of people every day.

I'm going to have to stress the hand washing - regularly, often, all the time. If you're more worried about it, and you don't think avoiding hugging and hand-shaking, and washing your hands a lot is enough, you can buy swine flu kits that include not just the face masks like everyone in Mexico is wearing, but an entire Tyvek suit, safety goggles, gloves, antimicrobial wipes, and more. It really looks like serious swine flu protection.


  1. LOL--I clicked on that link. NOW I've seen IT ALL!!

  2. Although hand disinfectants aren't too effective. I would probably suggest that the whole family gets a bottle of their own and after you all visit a store or where ever you can clean your hands with them.

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  4. Here's a quick online test to determine if you have swine flu: do I have swine flu?Also, it should be noted that in 2003, the CDC reported that the average number of annual deaths in the US from flu was up sharply to 36,000. That wasn't considered a pandemic and no-one was panicking. Should we consider the research the CDC was doing to create new strains of flu viruses (reference)?


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