The media coverage of the swine flu is driving me crazy! It has typically sane people turning into germ-phobes. Don't get me wrong, I am concerned to a certain point. I'm pregnant, so yes, it worries me. Andy was hospitalized with pneumonia after having influenza in 2000 (I was pregnant with Peter and had influenza too).
What I don't get is why we are waiting on each and every possible case. Every year, 36,000 Americans die from influenza whichever strain it is for that year. We almost never do a head count for who has it and who doesn't. Here in our area, we have 2 "probable" cases-one adult and one child. This has resulted in 4 schools being closed at least today and tomorrow, but possibly running into next week. Is it me or is the potential for pandemic making people panic?