Had enough?

(updated below)

Raise your hand if you’ve had enough of the swine flu H1N1 plague pox garbage foisted upon us by fear-mongering mainstream media asshats, who can’t find enough “news” to shout out. These rocket scientists have pushed the panic button on the flu, and talked themselves and everyone else into a situation that no amount of pushback can control.

Thanks to the ignoramuses of network television:

  • It’s a pandemic.
  • It’s swine flu.
  • Yes, you can eat pork, thanks to the “pork” lobby.
  • Then it’s not swine flu.
  • It’s H1N1.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Don’t wash your hands, because no one really knows how flu spreads.
  • Wash your hands anyway.
  • It’s killing people.
  • It’s killing less people that the “regular” flu (whatever that is).
  • Masks help.
  • There aren’t enough masks to go around.
  • Masks won’t help.
  • Want to get inoculated? Too bad, so sad. There isn’t enough vaccine, because too many people want it.
  • Pregnant? You’re going to die.
  • We’re all going to die, since there isn’t enough vaccine for everyone.
  • Okay, we’re not all going to die, but we’re all going to get sick.

Ad nauseam.

Link to an earlier post on the subject here.

Update October 31, 2009: In a normal flu season, approximately 2,000 Canadians die.

To date, 85 Canadians have died from H1N1. Many suffered from underlying health problems such as chronic lung disease, asthma, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. The total Canadian H1N1 death toll might total 825 by the time it’s over.

2 thoughts on “Had enough?

  1. It’s sort of a zoo up here – but I have no idea why. For example, Toronto ( a pretty large city by anyone’s standards) had only two locations for mass inoculation. Yup. Two. Go figure.

    Where I am, it’s a gamble. There’s plenty of product, but we stand in line for hours and hours, outdoors – men, women, children, the infirm – only to be told that the location has run out of product by 3 p.m. Sounds to me like a distribution problem, or, a line-up at an outdoor toilet facility where the paper has run thin.

    Oh well. It’s only the flu, but because of media-inspired panic, the clinics are out-gunned by the healthy who think they should be getting what they deserve before anyone else.

    By comparison, your program sounds rather tame.

    And yes, our hockey team is down a few too. There’ll be more, I’d guess.

  2. I am SO sick of hearing about it. (And I’m extra pissed about H1N1 because it’s taken out one of our hockey players.)

    Our county is doing H1N1 vaccine clinics. Very orderly, getting all the high risk groups done first, and in the order the CDC recommends. I really thought they were doing it right to make sure the folks that *need* it, get it.

    Every time they do a Facebook update of which clinics are at capacity for the day, etc, someone comments all tweaked that they’re doing it in order of risk group…

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