Posted in Reflets Sombres on April 26, 2009 by buffalohair
Mexican soldiers issuing the public face masks
Whether or not the swine flu is man made is of no consequence at this juncture. What is important is that people should prepare for the worst and pray it does not spread throughout the globe. Washing hands and wearing face masks should already be common practice if you plan to survive what may be a world wide pandemic. The swine flu is a deadly plague and Mexico has already made the first move to protect their population. They have issued face masks and closed down public events and gathering places.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and it amazes me that everyone is so lackadaisical about the possibility of another great plague. This is not the time to be politically correct or worry about causing a stir since the potential is here now. Over kill, I think not since I have my face mask and am pondering the wearing of rubber gloves. If you live anywhere near an interstate highway you are living near a disease thoroughfare. If ever there was a time to stay home it is now.
It is alarming to know the disease is in Texas, California, Kansas and New York already. Even *Barack Obama may have been exposed to the disease since he met with a person in Mexico who died from the disease only days after greeting him. Or are we to wait till thousands of Americans die from this disease? By the time we are aware of the magnitude of this vile killer it may very well be to late. The disease is popping up all over the place as it is. Maybe we will be OK but maybe we might be at the beginning of a plague like the one that struck back in 1918. The Center for Disease Control already said the situation is changing “rapidly” and I know it’s not for the better. The World Health Organization warned of a possibly pandemic.
I find it almost humorous that we will run around like chickens with out heads cut off for material things, like it’s the end of the world. But we will blow off a potential pandemic and ignore its deadly consequences. Take some time to protect yourself and avoid public places for a few days and see what happens. If the bug spreads then we maintain our isolation and protect our loved ones until the tide of death passes. Then we can go back to being whiney and broke.
Your Devil’s Advocate