24 Iyar 5769
Sorry for the late-in-the-day post. My schedule suddenly filled with some quickly pending due dates in the journalism world (whew, that's GOOD news for me in the chaotic news world) and I'm working hard to satisfy my editors.
Back to this blogpost:
I've alerted you before to potential dangers of the H1N1 (Swine Flu for the scientific vocabulary challenged folks among us): World Health Organization Statement
I even specified my travel warning
Why bring all this up?
I'm increasingly concerned at WHO's reluctance to declare a Level 6 situation as it notes progressively far-reaching cases of infection:
Antiviral drugs arrive at Mexico City airport, Mexico.18 May 2009 --
39 countries have officially reported
then notes this:
WHAT is a concerned person to do in this confusing situation? I suggest that you read Director-General's address to the Health Assembly
and keep checking in at http://www.who.int/en/ to stay up-to-date on things.
Don't rely on hearsay, rumors, and urban legends. Not even from friends and relatives. DO NOT respond to irresponsible E-mails promising you cures and preventatives for Swine Flu/H1N1.
Stick with verifiable facts.
Click on I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge" to Learn More about Protecting My Health and that of My Loved Ones.
Folks, I've worked in the healthcare industry and reported on it for decades.
Pay Close Attention to this URGENT UPDATE: CDC: 100,000 LIKELY INFECTED WITH NEW STRAIN IN USA
Keep washing your hands, the children's hands, doorknobs, you name it.
Cleanliness is the best safeguard I know of so far.
To your good health,
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