Of Pigs and Pandemonium

Apr 29, 2009

Just read that an Air France crew have refused to board a Mexico-bound flight. Can't say that I blame them, but let's get serious here. It's the flu, not Ebola, people!

We've (all of us, every single person) suffered from one flu or another at some point in our lives. I'm not trying to downplay the danger of viral illness, but people don't cancel flights and trips during regular flu season. And the plain old boring, non-swine, variety kills tens of thousands every year, in our nation alone. Tens of thousands!

And do you know what we do about it? For some, get vaccinated or take Tamiflu when symptoms arise. But most of use, the vast majority of citizens . . . we do nothing. Absolutely nothing, and yet the world somehow manages to continue turning.

The mind boggles.

In the interest of public health, I should probably add a disclaimer here: please consider your travel plans, your likelihood of catching and spreading this virus, and act accordingly. Be cautious and vigilant about the spread of contagious diseases; wash your hands regularly and thoroughly; cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Etcetera . . . you know what to do.

1 Response to "Of Pigs and Pandemonium"

Leah Says:

And yet around the world nations are declaring a pandemic. The mind does boggle!
It's like the names on product labels. Can't pronounce them. Don't know what they are. Even when its di-hydrogen monoxide!