24 April 2009

Pandemic Alert Level Rises

Great attention grabbing titles, Media. Good Lord, now we must watch out for Swine Flu. Other than using common sense like washing hands, avoiding germs when you can, and not traveling to Mexico, I can't help but feel like the media cries wolf too much and therefore I choose not to add another worry to my plate.

From the Associated Press:

MEXICO CITY – The World Health Organization raised its global alert level on the spreading swine flu virus Monday, but stopped short of declaring a global emergency — even as the U.S. said it was acting as if the outbreak would grow into a full pandemic.
President Barack Obama said the outbreak was reason for concern, but not yet "a cause for alarm."

WHO swine flu page: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ap/ap_on_he_me/storytext/med_swine_flu/31809939/SIG=11n08i395;_ylt=AvpOPZydrvgp9an0fqfnvjRa24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTE4MG41a29yBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl9zdG9yeV9ib2R5BHNsawNodHRwd3d3d2hvaW4-/*http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

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