I am royally ticked off now! I am annoyed about the media blowing up the whole swine flu thing to be bigger than it needs to be. It has now affected me and we don't even have the swine flu. "N" has allergies and because he doesn't drink water (can't force a kid to) he coughs and today (really yesterday) I started him on his allergy medicine. I get a call from his school because he's been coughing and I need to get him because he "may" have swine flu. Ok I get that the parents at his school are sometimes very stupid and over protective but come on!
Here are FACTS:
What are the symptoms of swine flu in humans?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
"N" has a COUGH ONLY. His nose is dry, he eats like a tank, NO FEVER. So tell me, does he really have the flu? Nevermind the fact that the normal flu virus kills OVER 100,000 people per year. The stupid swine flu has only killed 1 PERSON IN THE US. Why is his school making a big deal when it's just a cough? Because there is 1 confirmed case here in Arizona. I'd like to see other parents reactions when the school calls them to pick up their kid and tells them they can't come back without a doctor's note. What really upset me was the fact the owner ran out of there as soon as he got off the phone with me just so I couldn't talk to him. He thought it was bad for him with the economy, wait till he starts sending more non-sick kids home.
People need to educate themselves outside of the common media because this is total crap. Read this from the CDC, it's called INFLUENZA: Pigs, People and Public Health (Fact Sheet). Maybe we just need to take time, slow down and think for ourselves, we would see it's not that bad.
It's common sense, wash your hands. If you're not comfortable then don't leave your house or wear a mask. Eat a healthy diet at home. You should add probiotics to your diet too. I really don't understand why people can't see through this. If it's not the pirates then it's the swine flu then in a week or two it'll be on to some other new pandemic. It's never ending with the media, they really like to put the fear of God into us and we need to take a stand and say stop, it's not supposed to be that way.
This was to be posted yesterday but something happened with the publisher so here's an update. I had to call the doctor today for a doctor's note and I told her the situation and unfortunately he has to go in for the note. But before she made the appointment even she made a comment of, "Are you serious?" This is how stupid it is when my doctor's office makes comments like that. So now "N's" perfect attendance is ruined and his teacher is pissed at me because I'm pissed that I was singled out. At least he only has 28 days left with that school and we are so done!!!