by, 04-26-2009 at 01:25 PM (664 Views)
A public health emergency, says the expert. California, Texas, Kansas, New York, Ohio, Mexico, and Canada all have confirmed cases of this new swine flu.
I have msnbc on my TV right now and it's all they've been talking about.
They are recommending washing hands frequently and staying home if you're sick. The government says they have measures in place to begin the development of a vaccine if the need arises, and are prepared to release 25% of their stockpile of doses of viral flu medication.
Part of me is concerned. Part of me can't help but feel like this is being blown out of proportion, much like many other so-called newsworthy items so often are. Even so, I will be keeping my eyes and ears out for more news on this scary sickness.