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What’s up pandemics?

Today is the first day there’s been a daily drop in the numbers for the new flu that’s going around.

I’ve refrained from making fun of the hype or anything related to swine flu, mainly because people have died, but I have to admit some of it has been funny. (scroll down)

What do you think of the name change?

We’ve been out and about as usual, but I’ve been vigilant about hand washing. Though being a parent means I’m always washing hands anyway, so I’m in practice.

Are you doing anything to avoid contact with the germs?


5 Comments so far

  1. greg on April 30th, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

    I know what you mean about making fun of a virus people are dying from. But the overwhelming fear mongering and nonstop media coverage is making me so crazy I have to make light of it. Especially flying on planes with people wearing masks yesterday. That was freaky stuff.

  2. David (jacc) on May 1st, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    @Greg – I thnk the WHO is doing a serious disservice and combined with a 24/7 news cycle I hope this doesn’t become a Little-kid-who-cried-wolf scenario like the gov’ts colored coded terror alerts.

    It seems to me that calling something a pandemic should only be when the situation is totally dire. I was watching a show on PBS last night about Appalacian Mountains and the American Chestnut tree was hit by a pandemic.

    As for the humor, as we all know making light of a tense situation is a great way to keep sanity. That plane ride sounds surreal. Get a picture?

  3. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on May 1st, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    I kinda like the new "Hini" kickname for the flu. Easier to say. Opens the door to headlines like "Obama’s Health Czar Ready To Kick Some Hindi!"

  4. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on May 1st, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    David, by definition, a "pandemic" is a global, widespread disease. It doesen’t always mean a deadly disease, or one that effects humans.

  5. David (jacc) on May 1st, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    @Bob – "by definition, a "pandemic" is a global, widespread disease" I hear you buddy and suprisingly I looked up the def before the rant, but the perception around "pandemic" is so much different than the text.

    Should we end the ignorance? Not according to M.I.B.

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