We are not impressed with the way any of the players have handled the “pandemic” assosciated with either the seasonal flu or the one we don’t call swine flu.
On one hand we read that it is a worldwide disease that could kill millions and on the other hand we hear it is no worse than any other flu. The media reports deaths daily, but adds that most people had, “pre existing medical problems.”
Doctors and health officials at both the Federal and local levels tell us there is a certain protocol of who is “at risk” and create a demand for vaccinations, set up PODS in empty storefronts, and promptly run out of vaccine after telling us there is plenty to go around. Such was the case today when Boise and Meridian schools ran out of vaccine for students.
All in all it is poorly handled and easy to dismiss–unless you or a child are in a “high risk” group and can’t get the shot in the arm or mist up the nose. Then there is the debate over shots vs mist. It is not unlike the almost daily “studies” we read about the benefits or dangers of red wine or coffee.
Best advice we have heard is, WASH YOUR HANDS, COVER YOUR MOUTH TO COUGH, AND STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK SO YOU DON’T PASS IT ALONG TO OTHERS.
FROM POET PAUL:
It was touted with much fanfare
Swine flu shots for kids everywhere
But from what we’ve seen
There’s not enough vaccine
Folks, this is government run health care!
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