Well, the H1N1 virus has hit it's second wave, and it's not as bad as we might have thought. However, the world is far more affected by the panic than the virus itself.
Here's my example. I'm stuck at school because it's Take Your Kid To Work Day and it was cancelled until this morning. So I'll probably try to escape sometime soon, but no promises. The reason, however, that it was cancelled, was because of the H1N1 virus possibly spreading while we worked with out parents. And then, they had it put back in order when they realised that we were just as vulnerable in our schools.
Now, the reason I'm pissed off is because if we were missing just 1 more student, we could avoid doing work today because there wouldn't be enough students at the school. But, because of the confusion, I'm sitting here researching the usage of Potassium Cyanide in English class (or so they think) and I'm just plain pissed off now.
Escaping before I'm caught, this is Willdood, signing off.
Well, there we go. Swine flu is taking over. The H1N1 virus is in
Canada, and now we're doomed.
I almost forgot to mention that this is just a new version of the regular old disease known as the flu, and we're perfectly capable of stopping it. The only reason to be scared is the people who may drive you insane with their inane rambling about the "danger" of this disease. The reason that lots of people are dying is simple: Poor health conditions. Mexico does not have the healthcare power of Canada and the U.S., and therefore is more capable of getting a bad viral infection from the virus. The flu is at the same danger level as H1N1, because, you see, it IS possible to die from the regular flu, just like the new snazzy version of the classic disease. The main fear factor is the major media influence. The major news networks like CNN are acting like this is the apocalypse. The very dangerous infections weren't very important in the list of newsmakers, because if you remember SARS, you will notice that the media is blowing this WAY out of proportion. SARS was a disease which created severe respiratory problems. H1N1 is a minor flu epidemic.
Now tell me, is it really that bad?
This is another post typed, another update made, another media affair overdone. This is Willdood, signing off while news anchors are signing in.