Swine or H1N1?
by, 10-29-2009 at 12:05 AM (906 Views)
Whew! Lots of people at work sick, maybe a few taking advantage (as they always do) of the situation for a PAID day(s) off work. We only need a doctor's certificate after 5 days of being away from work, and we get paid! So anyway, one of the staff was babysitting her two grand-daughters and they had contracted the H1N1 at school, so their mom and dad on a romantic anniversary weekend got sick, came home and the girls were sick and my co-worker and her husband! Nasty! the to top it all off my friend's son and his wife and their 3 month old baby got sick after a quick visit. They had to got he hospital where it was confirmed H1N1! Where I live about an hour from Toronto, Ontario they have ramped up the immunization clinics and there are lineups to get it. Bad news today that a young hockey player in grade 8 who was quite apparently healthy suddenly died and it was confirmed he had H1N1. The article in the paper would break your heart to read. At the Bank where I work, we have Purell dispensers on every desk and wicket and office, kleenex, and Lysol wipes to disinfect the client areas, and to try and keep the germs down. So many clients sniffing and coughing already. They apprciate that we as employees have families and want to stay as healthy as we can and continue to be able to serve them. I still haven't decided if I will get the needle for H1N1 and I normally and not able to get the regular flu shot and I am allergic to something in it. It looks like it will be a long winter and it's already hard to listen to the daily updates of hospital emergency rooms filling up. Schools are reporting that parents are keeping their kids home, if they have a cough and certainly if they have a fever.Let's pray that there will be little loss of life and that people will return to good health. Practice safe hand-washing and remember sneeze into your sleeve!