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Do you care about swine flu? I sure don't! I'm not planning on travelling to Mexico, my immune system is pretty top notch because I don't use these 'kills all bacteria' cleaners in my home, and I still will quite happily eat pork and be near pigs.
I saw someone in Boots the other day buying a face mask, telling the cashier that she was travelling to Spain. Is it me, or are people just getting a bit paranoid around here?
Swine flu just does not scare me in the slightest...
Swine flu just does not scare me in the slightest, and it shouldn't scare you either. If everyone stopped worrying about their kids getting a bit mucky, and stopped using these 'kills 99.99% of bacteria because the cold virus is deadly' style soaps and cleansers, we'd all have much better immune systems.
Bird flu sort of fizzled out without any major consequences, we haven't had a terrorist attack for a while, and people just don't seem to care about obesity. So let's all be scared by swine flu! Bear in mind that in many cases it's about as deadly as regular flu, but we don't pay too much attention to that because it's not associated with an animal.
People need to grow up and stop pushing the panic button when it comes to infectious diseases. I had a landlord who wouldn't let me have a snake because his wife reckoned her kids would get salmonella from being in the same building. Absolutely ridiculous!
I really wish people would just shut up and get on with it. Does anyone even remember Asiatic Flu anymore? Hell, even MRSA doesn't get the headlines and media attention it used to. Of course we also have C.Diff now. These pandemics and epidemics all blow over eventually. Show me something like Smallpox, and I'll start caring.