Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Great Post/Link on the Flu...and the Vaccine


Oh, I know...you've heard all this, right? Wash your hands. Keep your overall health up. Wash your hands.

Wait. I said that twice, heh?

That's ok. People are lazy creatures by nature. They aren't sick now, their family isn't sick now, they aren't gad-abouting through town around sick people. They don't think about washing their hands on a plain ol' regular basis. And washing their counters, keeping a generally tidy-somewhat house, etc.

They'll jump the first doctor's clinic or Walgreen's Pharmacy doling out $5 flu shots every year, though.

Instead of getting some good basic healthy practices engrained in their every day life.

The herds line up one by one.

1 comment:

Breezy Point Mom said...

Our family just came back home a week ago from a two week long camping trip around the southeast. We camped in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. We also drove through North Carolina and South Carolina. My kids are 6 and 9. We have, by now, developed nearly impeccable hand washing and hand sanitizing habits. Any time, and I mean ANY time we touched a surface, a pushbutton, a doorknob, a pen, or any surface another person could have touched, we washed and/or sanitized all our hands. We have become very germ conscious over the past two or three months, all on account of fears of H1N1. Was it enough? No. Both my kids came down with it as soon as we got home from our trip. They are both pretty much over it now, but they were pretty sick for a few days. My point is that we can get it despite our best efforts. After all, we do share the same air as infected people as soon as we are in a room with others, like church, supermarket, or restaurant. If someone coughs or sneezes, all those germs distribute throughout the air in the room and then you or I breathe it in. People are contagious for a day before they even have any symptoms. That means that apparently healthy people can still spread it. The only way to completely avoid it is to never leave our house and never allow anybody to visit. I am convinced that is true, especially after getting sick after this trip, when we were SO careful. Anyway, I am glad that my kids are over it. I wasn't planning on getting them the vaccine anyway.


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