Post # 1
I have been on twitter today and I tihnk it is really intersting to watching the "trends". I can click on the key word "Swine Flu" and see everyone who menions it. It is really bizarre, but also neat to be connected in real-time.
Part of my thinks this is getting overblown. But another part of my is the type of person who does get a little sucked in. If you watch the news, it is easy to get scared. I know this is not "wedding related"…but this is totally the topic on everyone’s mind right now.
This makes me think: "It would be interesting over the next little bit to see if the flu spreads on here"
What I mean is, it’s one thing to watch the news…you can wonder if it’s hysteria
But if you get sick or your freind is sick..it makes me more real.
I am just really cusious as i watch this thing spread.
Has anyone reading this gotten sick? Do you know anyone? I wonder how fast this is all REALLY spreading. Is this blown out of proportion or are well all about to be affected by this?
Comment is you have any personal contact with this thing
Post # 3
I think I have the swine flu. Or at least everyone I work with thinks so – every time I cough, they give me the evil eye!
Post # 4
LOL No swine flu here, but there have a been a couple of cases in our state and they’re talking about closing schools. I feel really bad for the people who have it though. I hate to be sick!
Post # 5
We all accuse a coworker of having the avian flu. He brought a chicken home with him like a month ago, and this week he actually did have the flu (but not H1N1).
Post # 6
I live in Seattle, WA
We have 13 cases in the state but no one I know personally yet. I work as a receptionist so I feel a little freaked out by germs right now.
I know it’s not the end of the world if you are healthy and get the flu. But who want to get a terrible flu? Not Me! 🙂
Anyway..totally curious to talk to someone who really has been sick. I wonder what will happen. If this blows over or in a week there are TONS of sick people. Will we all be posting saying we have the flu?! Hmmmm….it’s an interesting week, that’s for sure! 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
Just incase you want to check out more on the swine flu on twitter…
Post # 8
I was out a few days ago from work because I had the stomach flu, and yet when I came back to work, I had to go see our human resources person to prove to them that I didnt have the swine flu. If I really did have this flu, do you really think I would be at work???? This is now our company policy, we have to document why we were out with a doctors note and then prove that we are okay! Talk about getting out of hand.
Post # 9
I don’t have it, though when I was on the subway yesterday, I got a bit of dust or something caught in the back of my throat and I started coughing and the person next to me moved :p I don’t blame him, plus the train was fairly empty so I’m not sure why he was next to me in the first place! I think it was blown a bit out of proportion. It’s just a flu. New, but not way different than any others. Meds work against it and stuff. People don’t have immunity to a lot of flues since they’re always changing (which is why they have a new flu shot every year!). I’m not too worried about it, I just wash my hands more often (well, I use sanitizer when I’m on the train and stuff). I should probably have been doing that anyway since there are so many germs on the train, but with my wedding in 3 weeks I’m just trying to be a little more cautious because being sick on or near my wedding is the last thing I want!
Post # 10
I’m not worried about it. In fact I’m a little peeved by all the hypocondriacs in the world. It’s annoying. A flu is a flu- every year there is a different strain and every year people die from the flu. It’s normal
Post # 11
If you are wondering, check out this link:
Should make you smile 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
But in 1918, between 20 and 100 million people died from the swine flu. (1% of the world!)
"it’s the greatest medical holocaust in history, and may have killed more people than the black death"
Yes, people die from the flu every year, but it’s good to be prudent, especially when it’s warranted.
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Post # 14
Its far overrated imho.
There are much more virulent diseases (such as smallpox, and yellow fever) that have wiped out populations..I’m from tn originally and in the 1800’s it was yellow fever.
The issue and mortality rate with mexico is imho directly related to the availability of medical care and the care/lack of care their gov. has taken to diagnose the pandemic.
Post # 15
I’m with Jocelyn, Bellenga and Joeswife-
This is way overblown by the media. I do know one of the people in WA who has it. This is a regular flu virus. I think the reason that it’s gotten so much attention is that the people who have died from it were previously young and healthy. We have to keep in mind that there is no way this is going to morph into 1918. We have antibiotics, ventilators and Tamiflu. Plus our nutrition and health status is much better.
What you are seeing here is a powerful way for the media to get ratings, advertising dollars, etc.
By the fall when the strain re-emerges, we’ll have a vaccine that should be effective against the H1 hemagglutinin and things will go back to normal. In the meantime, wash your hands and cough into your elbow crook.
Post # 16
My fiances building in Calgary had a memo go out saying a womans son came back from Mexico and had it. She was sent home immedietly for possibly passing it along!