Thursday, April 30, 2009

Not worried

I'm not worried about the Swine Flu. It's all over the news and people out there are going all nutzo about it, but really... Maybe I'm just stupid or something.
I do have asthma. And I have a kid who has asthma. And I have a baby. But I'm still not worried. We don't use public transit (not available), we don't go out to the movies or anything... Rowan is at school and John works on a university campus... but... It just seems silly to worry so much about something like that. Wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands when you get home from going to the store. Keep your fingers out of your mouth. All those things you do to keep from getting the regular flu - just do that. Sure, there's no shot, but MOST people don't get the shot anyway, and they make it through every winter just fine.
I may sound callous, but the deaths are over reported. Over 30,000 people die every year from the regular flu. 236 cases (not deaths, just cases!) isn't going to make me get my panties in a wad. It's just not. And I'm not going all nuts on the antibacterial soap. Flu is viral anyway.
I think that if the media had anything else to talk about, this wouldn't be hyped up so much. They're just tired of talking about the failing car industry and stupid banks. If they had anything else to talk about, this wouldn't be such a big deal.


I love it when Niall tells on himself. I was just putting him down for a nap and he said, "Mommy, I hid a car in my bed because I don't want you to find it. So don't take it!"
I didn't.


Fannie said...

Oh, man! That Niall comment is so sweet and naive. I'm glad you didn't "find" it. I totally agree about the flu thing. What are ya gonna do, anyway? Do what you can. And what's up with the silly masks? Surely, they don't work on a virus!

Grumpy said...

Ha! that's so funny on Niall. S does that all too!!

I'm kinda sitting here scratching my head on the whole flu thing. I guess we'll deal with it if we get it, until then we wait. Yup I'm a chronic bronchitis sufferer (probably have Asthma too!) Have a growing bean in my belly but there ain't much I can do at this point either... heck we have a Whooping Cough epidemic down the road at our local school at the moment, and considering all the Brownies except M go to that school ... I'm trying to plug my nose and hold my breath! What can ya do?

Milli said...

Oh ya, the whooping cough. And they're saying that the immunity wears off so the parents can give it to their kids. But the booster for adults has latex in it. What do you do? It's always something.