Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Swine Flu: How concerned are you?


The spread of the swine flu is of recent concern, and many people are worried how this illness will eventually affect their lives. The potential effects could result in social, health, and economic changes. How concerned are you about how this flu or others like it could affect you now or in the future? Also, what other serious health concerns do people have in your area?

Share your ideas on the current and potential effects on your life.

Randall

10 comments:

  1. Hi Randall
    I live in Mexico city and the continuous flow of information seems to worry many of us. However it is not because of the numbers of infected persons but rather for the sudden implementation of restrictions such as shutting down of restaurnats, cinemas, etc,etc.
    I do hope they know what they are doing.

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  2. I'm really worried about the spread of the swine flu. Up to the present we haven't heard about any cases here in Brazil. However, we've been taking precautions to prevent serious problems. Of course, the more people in hospital, the more public money will have to be spent to save the lives of these people. This will surely affect the economy of the country and we must remember that we've been through a period of downturn in economy. Another serious health concern Brazilians have is in regard with "dengue fever" which is a virus transmitted to humans by a mosquito popularly called "mosquito da dengue". These mosquitoes proliferate in places where there's a lot of puddles or non-drinking water, for instance, inside old tires, abandoned pools - just to name a few.

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  3. Jo/Hong Kong

    Yesterday, our government announced and confirmed a swine flu was happened in our city-Hong Kong city.
    I am really concerned this virus because it has not appeared on earth before. Especially, there was caused many people died during SAR period in 2003. Our Hong Kong people are lived so closely that it is possible infected by the swine flu if our citizen lack the hygiene concept.

    Thanks

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  4. From SARS, Economic crisis, the swine flu, I deeply realize the world so small, even as a family though we have long distance to each other. Varity diseases are spread to the world globe while the advancement of social is bringing to us more and more convenient suitable environment. Is it at cost of advancement? Let me think of it.

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  5. Yesterday, our government announced and confirmed a swine flu was happened in our city-Hong Kong city.
    I am really concerned this virus because it has not appeared on earth before. Especially, there was caused many people died during SAR period in 2003. Our Hong Kong people are lived so closely that it is possible infected by the swine flu if our citizen lack the hygiene concept.

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  6. I live in Taiwan. During the SARS period, the number of infected persons increased fast every day. The hospital just 300 meters far from my home was responsible for isolating and healing all infected persons. It seems the virus was continuously spread to my home from the hospital. We wore N95 mask to prevent from infection by virus all the time. It's definitely a terrible experience.

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  7. Today it is very important to listen advices for prevent a wrong disease. the swine flu is very contagious and can be confuse with ordinary flu. Washing your hands with soap carefully more than usual
    and avoid to stay in a crowd like cinemas, bus, planes, concerts...
    The problem today is the VIRUS is transported so fast by plane, etc.

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  8. I'm not afraid of it that much because there are not many pigs in my country, Turkey. Also I think it's less likely infected by respiratory...

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  9. I'm super worried on that kind of disease. First, I don't want to get sick. Because if ever I will get sick, it will affect also my kid's health and my family. And I don't want that to happen. I am always thinking about my kids. That's why I am doing my best to make them more healthy and active. That's all.

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  10. I am yeison guerrero, I live in colombia, exactly in segovia, antioquia. Well, I think swine flu is more than a epidemic, is a type of conspiration of the world health organisms since how is it possible that this virus appeared and the W.H.O did not realise it?. ahhh! now, it is named AH1N1 and what about it! THIS VIRUS IS PRESENT! Is this the apocalipsis? well, we will have to wait for the results,for the present, let's pray this does not infect us.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall