Very Worried (taking precautions)
In The Middle (neutral/unsure)
I Don't Care (no interest/no action)
But you'll figure out what I really meant, someday. It was pretty clear.
The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.
-- Gunnar Myrdal
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
-- Henry Kissinger
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no
account be allowed to do the job.
-- Douglas Adams
Its a mild version of the Flu.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I believe there's a statistic out there that 12 kids a year die from a Television falling on them.
Should we start worrying heavily about television falling because a toddler died to one?
I think the health industry should take note and be prepared for any oddities involved in this. But I think most people should just go about the routine things they should always be doing in regards to staying healthy. For some, this is going on more boarderline panic and paranoia than simply being informed.
You down with TPP?
To put that into perspective, the level system was introduced because of the bird flu, and has never topped 3 since that time over the bird flu. That means that those who know about these things believe this strain is a far more significant risk than the bird flu ever was.
Instead of using the media's idiocy to gauge the threat level, you should be using the people who never really freaked out about bird flu as your gauge.
The biggest difference being human-to-human transmission. This is not occurring with the bird flu at high rates, but is with swine flu.
Reasonable precautions would be appropriate in this scenario. For example: I would normally not seek immediate medical attention if I had flu-like symptoms. I would rest and take fluids. Now, If I have flu-like symptoms I will seek medical attention. I will also replace my normal friendly handshake with an Obama-approved terrorist fist-bump and wash my hands more often after contacting other people.
I'm not about to stockpile surgical masks or anything, but I think reasonable precautions are warranted in this scenario.
Marine Corps Base 29 Palms has its first Swine Flu patient.