Swine Flu and you


A few quick tidbits to get us through the week …

We were finally learning to live with global warming. Then the world economy dropped out from under us. Now were watching a mystery virus called Swine Flu creep its way around the planet.

I once read from the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”

Of that, I have no doubt.

So, in face of this fight to keep our families safe, I’ve included some valuable health information about the Swine Flu this week.

Swine Flu: 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe April 28, 2009 03:44 PM ET – U.S. News and World Report [ … Swine flu has parents seriously worried. With the suspected death toll mounting in Mexico and at least 64 confirmed cases in the United States, there’s good reason to worry. One New York City school is closed because dozens of students have fallen ill …]

Swine flu: what parents need to know The San Fransisco Chronicle [ … The news of the swine flu is spreading faster than the influenza virus itself, and this is very unsettling for many parents. The reports of 50 cases in the United States and 152 deaths in Mexico might lead some parents to panic, since babies and small children are often the most vulnerable during a serious flu outbreak …]

This is a link to the Swine Flu update page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion, the leading federal authority on credible health information. They’ve been posting current information as the situation changes hourly.

They also have posted this POD CAST and video about Swine Flu

For a broader perspective, here is the current global picture at the World Health Organization’s page.

The overlapping theme, as best as I can tell, is that there is more unknown than know. It seems to me, the best we can do at this point is keep our hands washed, our kids informed … and remember that kids feed off of our emotions.

So let’s keep our chins up. This too shall pass.


One Response to “Swine Flu and you”

  1. Dan Says:

    Way to quote Marcus Aurelius.

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