tvb wrote: jpete wrote:
DVC500_at_last wrote:We just got a notice from our son's school, saying theres Flu in the area, and heres the symptoms to look for. Nothing about closing the school down.
Just closed one local school. A kid and his family just got back from vacation in Mexico and the kid has "flu like symptoms". Just out of precaution, they are closing the school for a week.
Kids are going to be going to school in July due to everyone going bat guano crazy over this. Some districts in the country are closing until May 11 which is nuts.
One of the engineers that has been setting up the Mexico City plant has been in the hospital for two weeks. Anothers wife(who didn't go) is still on steroids trying to combat a "mystery" illness with "flu like" symptoms.
This isn't normal flu. We in America have had vaccines all our lives, our immune systems are supercharged. People in Mexico get none.
I'm not panicking.......yet. But I've read the stories of bodies stacked like cordwood because of the Spanish Flu. The possibility of things going really bad is real.
And that reminds me, why isn't this the "Mexican Flu"? Don't they typically name these things on the source? Does anyone remember the "Asian Flu"?