The word that’s being tossed around with gay abandon in the news, and that seems to be causing so much concern, is PANDEMIC. So let’s get to the question; are we in a swine flu pandemic?
And the answer is definitely not…
In the United States, we have seen less than 100 cases of swine flu sofar, with no deaths and, for the most part, only mild symptoms. There are some indications that large numbers of people may have SOME built in resistance, which would keep the symptoms far milder as the body fights the flu. Giventhat scenario, this strain of swine flu is no different than regularflu in terms of mortality rates.
But, more importantly, the word pandemic doesn’t mean what most people seem to think it means. All a pandemic means is that a new infectious disease is spreading throughout the world. That’s it. Symptoms associated with a given pandemic can be mild… In fact, it is quite possible to have a pandemic that kills very few people.
WHAT TO DO:
- Do not panic.
- Only wear a mask if you want to (it probably won’t do anything because flu is spread via direct contact.
- Do wash your hands with soap and water.
- Don’t rush to the hospital if you get the flu – only if symptoms get bad, like trouble breathing.
- And, finally, know that if you do need help, a hospital can provide the care you need.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Jon’s foundation sells health products that he recommends. The Good News Network simply wants you to learn the facts and hear some of the good advice (rather than the scary scenarios offered by the mainstream media. (They can’t help themselves…)