Friday, May 01, 2009
It's everywhere. And I mean everyyyyyywhere. No not the infectious sort silly, the hype and the Media "round the clock, this may or may not happen" reporting.
I'm very torn on the subject. I actually think the UK is being very responsible taking it so seriously (better safe than sorry) but the media is annoying me somewhat. There is a lot of scare-mongering going on for something that has resulted in 13 deaths worldwide so far. Yes 13.
But it is natural that people are getting a bit concerned; news of a new flu virus is never really going to be good news is it?
For any transplant patients who are concerned, this discussion thread offers some useful advice.
I've come down with a beautifully well-timed cold, complete with swollen throat, aching limbs and everything. Tad worrying when on every single website you read there is advice about contacting a doctor with any flu-like symptoms, but seeing as I haven't been to Mexico in the recent...ever, I'll take my chances*.
Stay well and non-panicky folks!
*obviously contacting Harefield should there be a change in Lung func, as is the normal advice. I'm not that daft. Honest.