When I was a bit younger I read almost ALL of Stephen Kings books. The scarey ones especially. Some of you may remember Carrie, Cujo, 'Salem's Lot and The Shining ( the book put me to sleep - the movie scared the crap out of me...)
BUT, do any of you remember The Stand?
The book finally came down to the stand against good and evil. It was a great book, but do you remember the first few chapters of it? People were getting sick. You'd walk by someone when they sneezed and boom you were infected too. That book freaked me out in that when I'd be walking down the street, or the hall at work , hear someone sneeze and jump.
Now it kind of seems that book can become a reality. This Swine Flu is in the back of my mind, actually maybe not so much toward the back...
I know how many parents send their kids to school while mildly sick - I mean look how fast the stomach flu goes around! Kid says they feel nauseous - it's still off to school and then some parents sound like you are wasting their valuable time when you call them to tell them their kid just puked their breakfast up all over their desk..
So what will stop parents from actually sending their kiddos to school, or stop them from going to work when they have the sniffles ? or a bad cough that comes on suddenly???
If you feel like you've been run over by a MAC truck, chances are likely that you'd better get your butt to the doctor.
We heard on our news this morning that there are three confirmed cases in Dallas County - where I live. Down where my MIL lives , outside of San Antonio, they've closed a whole ISD to stop the threat of infection.
Folks this isn't a book - this is real. And to me, its pretty darn scary. The WHO has set their caution at 4 - when it reaches 6 it means that the sickness has gone pandemic.
Yes it is freaking me out just a tad bit. I got my flu shot last October - butit won't help this flu.
Please just be aware - watch the news and please stay safe.
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