To me, this is totally ridiculous. "AHHH! A new strain of flu! Not caused by eating pork or pork-related products! Like the regular flu, but with a swanky name! AAHHH! Close the borders! Stop eating tortilla chips! Throw out your salsa! No Mexican food for a month!"
Granted, I have not read many articles on the craze. And this is not because they aren't available. Every newspaper in the country is headlining stories about swine flu, its deadly toll, and what precautions everyone should take.
100 people or so have died so far! In Mexico! According to the NY Times, it is estimated that the regular seasonal flu kills close to 40,000 people in the U.S. each year.
Helpful hints from a regular mom fighting germs on a daily basis:
- WASH YOUR HANDS
- DON'T LICK THE FLOOR OR EAT THINGS OFF OF IT
- COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU COUGH
- AVOID EATING YOUR OR ANYONE ELSE'S BOOGERS
- TURN OFF THE TELEVISION, PUT DOWN THE NEWSPAPER AND GO OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER