Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Thoughts concerning the Swine Flu

It's happening again - the media is in overdrive over something. This time it's the swine flu scare.

1. How many people get the regular flu every year?
Answer: about 5% to 20% of US residents get the flu yearly.

2. How many people die from the regular flu every year?
Answer: about 36,000 die yearly from the flu.

3. How many schools do we close down for the regular flu every year?
Answer: None that I know of.

I'm not saying that I don't care about this swine flu - I am moderately concerned and am taking precautions to make sure we don't get it. But if this virus is so bad - I have a suggestion: Close the borders! After all, this flu is being traced back to Mexico.

But everyone is tiptoeing around this because they don't want to offend LULAC - But how many people over in the US are illegal's and have spread this flu?

There are many people that are over here illegally. I see them every day at school, in my neighborhood, on the street corner. Do I mind people coming to the United States? No - not at all, but they need to do it the legal way. But we turn our heads as they come pouring over the border. And now, according to the media, there is a pandemic on our hands that might have been prevented if we would not make it so easy for people to get across the border.

Just some thoughts - maybe I'm wrong, but then again, maybe I'm right!

1 comment:

  1. I think you are right.

    I am new to blogging...having trouble leaving comments when requesting letter identification. Hope this works.

    Anyway, I have a post that shows how the swine flu may have started. Stop by and see. ;-)