Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cold

I seem to have the beginnings of a cold at the moment. I am slightly paranoid about sneezing in public in case people think it is swine fever and then send a lynch mob after me. As far as I am aware I have neither been to Mexico or come into contact with any Mexicans, but travelling on packed tube trains with lots of strangers could have had an undesired effect. Somehow, I suspect it is just a bit of a cold though.

I do actually think this outbreak could be very serious. As soon as I first saw it reported on the news, I said to G that I found the initial reports very concerning and that it has been predicted for a while now that we are due a flu pandemic and thought this could be it. The 1918 flu pandemic killed millions of people worldwide and I think it would be a mistake to underestimate the potential seriousness of this flu outbreak. Not that I am trying to be all doom or gloom... or paranoid...

Remember though, coughs and sneezes spread diseases.

4 comments:

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

The swine !

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - So many people seem to be telling swine flu related jokes at the moment. I think that might be a pandemic in itself...

Kahless said...

lol at LKSN's comment! The first swine joke I have heard!

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - how am I ever going to compete with jokes like that? I will have to come up with a good one now...