Wow... just wow.
You know things have gone too far when you end up with your keyboard wrapped in cellophane to protect against germs at work - add to that you must disinfect your desk every day.
Seriously? They had to be kidding right? Nope! It's all true ladies and gentlemen.
To all of you panicking over H1N1: you're sheeps. The media is scaring the crap out of you and you're taking it in without second guessing! H1N1 is NOT anymore dangerous than the seasonal flu. In fact, it's killed less people this year than seasonal flu. Of course they won't tell you that on the news. Oh no! They'll say "5 dead in Ottawa"! They won't mention those 5 had a low immuned system due to another chronic disease or that it was the elderly. Nope, they'll tell you 5 people died and let you guess.
The stupid thing is that all those precautions are more dangerous than the H1N1 flu itself. By overprotecting yourself your immuned system can't get ready for the virus. So when you get it, it can indeed get dangerous.
Dammit... It's to the point where someone coughs and everyone gets away. I'm at the end of a bronchitis right now and my family and friends know how my coughing fits can get pretty bad. I lose my breath, dryheave, get runny eyes and nose - it looks like I'm dying! But it doesn't take a lot for that to happen, and I've had it for 2 weeks. I am NOT contagious anymore. In fact, I'm not coughing because of the bronchitis per say, but because my throat becomes tingly. Well I have people tell me to stay away from them on a constant basis and on the bus people keep glaring at me and sit elsewhere if they can. Come ON! Are you really this stupid?! It's not like I'm coughing with my mouth wide open, spitting at everyone; I cough in my sleeve and get away while it happens. Now it seems everything has to be H1N1. Get educated people! PLEASE!
Out here they said on the news that the government made it so to get a very large supply of bodybags and even showed warehouses where bodies would be stacked. Is this a joke?! "A lot of people will die this winter".
You know what I think about when I see this? People dead in the streets - kinda like in "The Stand". But it isn't even close to being like this! This isn't the Black Plague, dammit!
Here's what's gonna happen next: the economy's gonna get a whuppin once again. Why? Nobody's gonna wanna go Christmas shopping because they don't want to be in contact with other human beings. JUST in case. That alone is gonna hurt an already fragile economy.
Anyways... it just goes to show that the media will blow everything out of proportions. They did the same with SARS and terrorism. After all, a population that's afraid is more easily controlled.
Here's an article for you guys: www.thenewamerican.com/index.p…