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It's kind of ironic how...

...just last week, I was talking to arlad about what's been going on in Mexico -- for those who don't know, she lives in Mexico City -- with the flue and her saying how bad it's getting and me being worried for her and relieved we live here, when, this morning -- actually at midnight last night -- I receive a call from my daughter's highschool saying that they were shutting it down until NEXT Wednesday because a student tested positive last Thursday for Swine Flue. Apparently, there's a 10 day incubation period and, now I'm to watch her for symptoms.

It's a small freakin' world, isn't it? And we're all in this together.

And maybe ironic isn't the right word. Maybe it's more like epic scary.

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qbeeqt
Apr. 29th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
It's a positive thing that Lauren's school is taking precautions. It's the best thing to try to stop the spreading of this virus. And try not to panic; the WHO has downgraded the confirmed # of deaths in Mexico to only 7. While that is a sad thing, it is not the 'virulent' flu that the media is hyping.

We have 7 confirmed cases in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and because of our experience with SARS in 2003 everyone is on alert. So far the cases here are very mild. No one has required hospitalization, being able to recuperate comfortably at home. Hopefully it will remain that way.

And keep up the hand washing! It really is a simple but effective measure!

Keeping you and Lauren in my thoughts!


gaeln
Apr. 29th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
thank you, all your information is very helpful. I just imagine all the working moms, most household around here have both parents working, scrambling to figure out what to do with the kid (or kids). There were CBS camera crews at the school this morning and helicopters flying over. And I do worry about arlad down in Mexico City.

And again, thanks for keeping us in your thought. Believe me, you're in mine as well.

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