Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu

Photo by SnaggleTooth April 2009
I got home after work, then heard a news report on TV about a Swine Flu pandemic alert. Sounds pretty scary, how it's spread aleady around the globe, as far away as New Zealand!
Apparently most of the damage has occurred in Mexico with about one hundred deaths! There've been cases reported in Canada n the USA. Texas, New York, n a few other states were mentioned. There was even a White House Press conference aired on a Sunday to announce a public health emergency. Schools are shutting down for disinfection. Folks with symptoms are urged to stay home for forty-eight hours.
This is one bug to be taken seriously. Luckily I already have a supply of nose-mouth masks (which are so hot to wear). It's probably only a matter of time before we're all exposed, n vaccine formulation takes at least six months to invent in the labratory. World News Now ( reported it's treatable with tylenol n Tamiflu. The way the news is presenting the story sure caught my attention! This sign (pic) is a bit under the weather too...
Keep washing the hands... n doorknobs, faucets, ect... Stay away from coughing folks.
Good luck n good health to us all!


At 10:42 AM, Blogger TALON said...

News and flus sure travel fast.

Hopefully the right actions are being taken to contain it. Scary stuff!

Stay well!

At 1:39 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Talon, it is pretty scary. I guess folks who went to spring Break vaca in CanCun n Mexico are the spreading media- Wonder if my neighbors will get it!

At 7:01 PM, Blogger TALON said...

For your sake, Snaggle Tooth, I sure hope they don't - that would be a little too close for comfort!

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Yes, wash hands. Profusely.

And keep abreast of the latest trends in nose-mouth masks. Some are very attractive! Mine's got pix of running "naked pumpkin people" on it.

Hi Talon!

Hi Snag!

Love you both.

At 2:15 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Talon, I'm really nervous about that, because they cough alot lately(smokers). Of course, my allergies don't make me sound good either!

JanF, I already wash about 50 times a day. Naked Pumpkin People? I just have the regular hospital blue particulate N95. LvU2!

At 9:58 PM, Blogger Neo said...

Snag - Compare this to the normal amount of people that die of the flu or related illness each year and you'll find that someone is making a big deal over nothing. Then look back to what they did in 1976 with the swine flu. Starts making sense after that.


- Neo

At 1:42 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Neo, each flu strain is different, n constantly mutates. Severity may depend on the vunerability of the infected, ie: infants, elderly, compromised immune systems. Note that I have severe allergies (immune system) n asthma. I need to be careful.
I know what I do due to some medical training. Also, I don't have med insurance-

At 1:45 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

No camping
No fires
No littering

At 1:33 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

You and me both on the hand-washing, eh? Have you noticed you and I are often spookily alike? Altho I can't draw or paint. Well, I draw cash from the bank and paint myself into a corner sometimes.


Yeah, I had just watched some news show about streakers, with pumpkin heads!

It's a wild wild world, Snag! Wild indeed.

What? No camping? that throws out my tent on your back yard idea.

Be well, my bud.

At 2:48 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, ya, it seems that way- amazing what society as it is can form folks into... unique yet alike, despite the separate geography n geneology. This could only occur in the tech-age. Without the net, I'd never've known of you!
Your gifts are just as important, of course!
That sign is on B-cove near the little bridge, on the other side of my hill of woods.


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