Friday, October 23, 2009
Suddenly, I know several people with the flu, flu-like symptoms, or even H1N1. Here is a very interesting video briefing on the subject; I have only watched part of it, but more than enough to know that it is worthy of your attention.
My 14 year old has just had it. Definitely not horrible, but she did get tamiflu within a couple of hours of starting a fever. I think everyone in the household has had some mild version of it now. The doctor said it is very possible to only suffer a general malaise for a day or two with the virus and not actually get a full blown flu.
Obama declares national emergency: "As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic," Obama wrote in the declaration, which the White House announced Saturday."
1000 dead from the evil swine flu over the course of the year.
Average number of deaths from regular flu? 36,000.
This seems like a ridiculous over-reaction and I would be curious to know what exact steps will be taken which are 'unprecedented?'