The Swine, hog and the wash…

image Let me just state that this Swine Flu is a valid and so far more than 1516 people have been confirmed to have the virus worldwide.  Nope not pretty, I have been really impressed with the speed the world has taken up cautions, how easy it is now to buy Swine Flu masks on sale and all the notices to the public.

Just last week I got a notice from the school the kids go to warning all parents to take precautions and to inform authorities if we have returned from a vacation to Mexico.  It went on to explain that they have emergency plans in place and according to the NHS guidelines they are doing everything they can to prevent the pandemic from reaching them.

I was impressed…

Impressed by the sense of panic they were instilling in everyone.  Faster than anything else the panic virus has spread through the world.  News is full of the washed hog bug and new victims are shown on TV walking into hospitals, smiling at cameras and getting shots.

Just yesterday an email was received sent by the children’s mother in an absolute state of panic, while sipping her chocolate laced latte in the States. It stated that at the first sign of flu we must take the children to the doctor and if we (the children’s father or I) get the flu we MUST wear masks at ALL times so as not to infect the kids..

WHO has published the latest shocking statistics

Mexico has reported 822 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths. The United States has reported 403 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases of Swine Flu with no deaths – Austria (1), Canada (165), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (9), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (5), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (2), Spain (57), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (27).

Paranoia is spreading and I find myself contemplating stocking up my cupboards like Vicola (Swine Flu – Preparedness – Are YOU Ready?), one just never knows but sadly it seems Swine Flu masks are sold out.  The good news though is that normal regular masks are in stock.  Thank goodness because I’d hate to infect anyone with the flu or any other kind of passer-on-bug.

Now my biggest worry about all of this is, if this is how the public and governments react to the Swine Flu how will everyone act when they hear about HIV/AIDS?  I don’t know about you but I’m really worried about what will happen if this is the panic for Swine Flu, can you just imagine the panic with HIV/AIDS?

Regional/Global HIV/AIDS Statistics (Global Health Reporting)

imageImagine how the world would react if it saw all these victims?



… Imagine …

If you want to help or learn more visit  The African continent is the hardest hit with South Africa being at the top of the dreaded list.  That said it is becoming more widely spread through Europe and North America … yet it is still not discussed…

10 thoughts on “The Swine, hog and the wash…

    1. Fear, guilt… sometimes its easier to ignore the bigger problems and ironically the antivirals used for HIV/AIDS is now being used for swine flu victims… irony knows no end!

  1. Sanity Found. . . this is a remarkable article!!!! I didn’t know where you were going with this at first; other than letting us know how we panic so easily, and how funny we can be – but the spin on AIDs is a real eye opener. We have millions upon millions infected, dying, and becoming orphans due to the HIV virus – yet there is very little media coverage any more, little aid, little education, it’s simply so, so so sad. I’ve got to pass this one on…what’s a good site to pass on articles that are especially enlightening? You did a super job on this commentary.

    Peace, Light and Love. . . C.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the article, I spun it like that on purpose because of the scary truth. Like you said re media coverage, thing is if they do beef up the coverage all the people in charge look like idiots for not finding a cure quick enough – let it die down and deal with the dying or rather push them to one side and move on to the next.

      I feel honoured that you want to pass it on, you can it if you like 🙂 but I don’t mind – I just had to get it off my chest if you know what I mean, this topic is close to my heart and I’ll never forget holding those children in my arms and feeling their pain.

      Peace, light and love always

  2. When we stopped panicking over our children and other children, which are our future I knew than we were f@#%. I very nice article

  3. San, you wrote what I’ve been thinking all this time – IMAGINE if people would only realize all the points you’ve made here…if the press would only return to it….GREAT POST!!!!

    1. Thanks Psych, its a topic so close to my heart that it brings tears to my eyes and flashbacks of the children left behind. If only… indeed – if there is a will there is a way, or rather if there was no “big people ego” Thanks huns

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