Tag Archive: Swine flu

Bring out your dead *gong*

So yesterday Explained that my son was sent home due to that fact that he was sick. While my wife was in the school office, standing in line to check him out. She overheard the staff talking about 100 students called in sick and another 80-90 were sent home.  We were all told that papers would be sent home with students explaining the District opinion.

My Daughter finished out the school day, The paper that she was sent home said “if you child has had or current has a fever AND one of the listed symptoms do not send them to school.”

Symptoms were listed as Sniffling, Runny nose, coughing, fever, sneezing, watery eyes, and a whole list of additional things. And they even went as far as to say that unless you know for a FACT that your child has an allergy to dust, then don’t send them. But if they have an allergy to anything else you have to keep them home apparently.  Nearly every one of them could be caused because of a reaction to an allergy.

I have two issues with this:

First of all, what parent in their right mind would send their kid to school running a fever? Seriously, if your a parent, and you give a rats ass about your kids, you WOULD NOT send your kid to school running a fever. This has been practiced since the beginning of time. Unless you grew up in the ice age, and was just recently thawed from a block of ice, you should know to keep your kid home, if he’s running a fever.

Second since when does a sneeze or the sniffles constitute as part of swine flu?

Here is a list from the CDC’s (center for disease control) website

Symptoms of swine flu:

If you or a member of your family has a fever or high temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F) and two or more of the following symptoms, you may have swine flu:

  • unusual tiredness,
  • headache,
  • runny nose,
  • sore throat,
  • shortness of breath or cough,
  • loss of appetite,
  • aching muscles,
  • diarrhea or vomiting

Symptoms of seasonal flu:

Symptoms of seasonal flu include:

  • fever (often high)
  • headache
  • extreme tiredness
  • dry cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle aches
  • Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, also can occur but are more common in children than adults. Some people who have been infected with the new H1N1 flu virus have reported diarrhea and vomiting.

I Love that first of all the CDC itself says a fever PLUS TWO OR MORE of the following.. and you MAY… May is only might and might is only maybe and there is nothing in absolution in this, there is a fine line between Caution and paranoia. It’s the same line that exists between being a aware of something, and being obsessive compulsive. It’s the same Damn line. It’s the flu people, Look at the lists, the symptoms are 100% identical. If this was a normal season people would not be reacting this way. This is utter bullshit. Complete and total panic mode panic stricken oh-my-god-get-me-some-Xanax! People get the regular flu and die every year, This isn’t much different. People need to deal! Chaos doesn’t help anyone.

As for my boys who are both at home right now. They’re Peachey. Running around the house like a couple of healthy active kids.

eff you Alpine and your paranoia.

It occurred to me, that if we ever actually had a Zombie attack — between, Hollywood, and the Game industry. We’ve already explored every possible method of their destruction. In the end, I don’t think we’d actually have many people die from a zombie Apocalypse.

As I explained this to a friend, he retorted with

“How soon you forget how many people are just plain idiotic… and how few people care for zombie games/movies. All-in-all though, the net outcome wouldn’t be so bad, though…”

This is true, we call this a natural thinning of the heard; only the Strong (and geek) will Survive.

But as I stated before. The Swine flu is the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.  This is phase 1.

I imagine that Phase 5 is going to be this.

Sea Pig

it’s called a “Sea Pig” And it also looks like Cthulhu.

Sea Pig Swine Flu.

Coincidence? I think not!

Swine flu?


And people are doing JUST that… panic.

Come on people, this isn’t as terrible as everyone says it is. At the very least it’ll be the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, that’s not a terrible thing, now is it? Now if we were to suffer a terrorist zombie attack, that would be devastating.

Seriously, this is blown completely out of proportion, everyone is scared and over reacting. Let me present you with some facts.

1976 A member of the military contracted swine flu and died. They created a vaccine for it, and 25 people died from the vaccine. The cure was more deadly than the virus was. The WHO (World health Organization) hasn’t restricted travel to Mexico, and 90% of the cases out in the public right now aren’t swine flu. The media is spinning it up because they have no other news at the moment. Look carefully at the way it’s printed. It’s “probably” and “possible” confirmed cases. They call it probable confirmed, to scare you. It’s a scare tactic, it’s fear mongering, and you MR. PQ Public is falling for it. I have my doubts that there is a single confirmed case in the U.S. and there has only been 1 U.S. citizen who has died from it. (in 1976) The child who died in Texas was a 23 month old child, who was from Mexico. The family brought the child over the border to get the child looked at due to medical issues, and the child died here, she wasn’t a U.S. Citizen.

The point is, West Nile virus is more deadly than Swine flu. The only ones at risk are going to be small children, the elderly, and the immune compromised. If you are in relatively good shape and are healthy the worst you can expect to happen is get sick for a few days and you’ll get over it. Which honestly, is that any different from any other form of flu? Every winter they put out a vaccine, Elder and children and immune compromised are vulnerable! Get vaccinated now! It’s the same speech, just with a different name, because it’s the same situation with a different variant of the flu.

So people, deal with it and get over it. You’re making it out to be worse than it really is. I can see people being skeptics of me, prove my sincerity in this issue I need to illustrate that I have 2 Autistic Children. They are “Immune Compromised.” If anyone in my house is going to get it, it will be them, They being autistic and the fact that we’d HAVE To hospitalize them as they REFUSE to take any medicine at all, and I am not the slightest bit worried.

Over the course of the summer we will see it completely disappear. The reason why is because of the increased sunlight. The sunlight on our skin causes our body to convert vitamins A in to D (or is it D in to A)? and it does increase our immune system, simply by being out in the sun. Does this mean it’ll come back in the fall? it’s a  possibility, but it means that you’ve got all summer to get out and enjoy the sunlight and work out and get healthy.

in the meantime, calm down,  go out and enjoy the summer.