Something Feral

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Getting a second opinion

It's encouraging to hear Dr. Paul's perspective on this, as the amount of poor-quality non-information regarding swine-flu from the media is not only omnipresent, it is likely to interfere with those actively seeking accurate information and contextual relevance.

It's a delicate situation, and I prefer to err on the side of caution, which has the combined effect of inducing a very uneasy feeling in my gut, but there's little to be done about it at this point; it's here, and it's contagious, although the relative lethality of the strain is still open to interpretation due to the standard of medical care in Mexico.

SurvivalBlog is running daily updates regarding swine-flu et al., and there is (as always) no shortage of excellent information there about steps that concerned individuals can take to minimize the risk of exposure.

Today's practical advice: wash your hands frequently, wipe-down the doorknobs and frequently-handled objects in the house with a sanitizing agent, and try not to touch your face when out and about. Stay healthy, and stay alert.


Triton said...

And don't go kissin' any Mexican chicas, regardless of how hot they are.

Something Feral said...

I was informed by my girlfriend that this sort of behavior could endanger my health. It would also likely increase my chances of catching influenza.

My "Selma Hayek Doppelganger Defense" didn't fly, either.

MikeT said...

We're about overdue for another pandemic. Couldn't have come at a better time...

Elusive Wapiti said...

Someone should tell Difster about the don't-kiss-Mexica-chicas bit.

Triton said...

Difster does seem hopelessly addicted to the chicas. Maybe we should have an intervention.