14 June 2009

Swine Flu in Context

The death reported today of the first H1N1 patient in the UK should not be cause for undue alarm. Coming 3 days after the official declaration of pandemic by WHO - the number of cases have risen in the UK by another 11% to over 1400. This shows that the disease is a threat and should not be taken lightly.

However I believe we should not panic.

On my recent travels - I have seen quite a few people sporting facemasks and the like. At the same time - people openly sneezing or with other sundry bad habits continue unabated.

Just remember there is one key thing you can do - WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY - that is a pretty good way to keep the spread of any disease contained.


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