Sometimes it's hard to tell CNN, from the latest doomsday movie trailer. Now the US is declaring a public health emergency. It's all kinda frightening.
What do you all think about the swine flu? Is there anyone who lives in or around the affected areas, any afraid they're going to get it?
What do you think about the seriousness of it all?
Me personally, I know no one is trying to pass this off as an Armageddon type thing. But it IS serious. I mean, sometimes we don't know how to fix it. And when it comes to certain illness, they can spread FAST. And who knows... anything has the potential of becoming a world changing epidemic.
I live in Minnesota. A ways north of any swine flu cases so far. I'm more afraid of AIDS, and killer mosquitoes at this point. But, like I said, that can all change if no one gets a handle on it.
*For fun, can you remember any other doomsday scares the world has overcome? What are some world changing threats that still exist??
SARS - MayoClinic.com
Bird Flu- msnbc.com