Friday, May 29, 2009

Ramblings on Swine Flu

Are you thinking about swine flu? 
Will it influence your travel plans this summer?

It seems to be a huge topic of discussion lately and I know folks who are avoiding plane flights and certain countries (Mexico) this summer.

There have been school closings in our area. But, I haven't thought of avoiding school functions or certain towns that have had a case reported.
Am I stupid? Do people have information that I don't?

My children's orthodontist said she is avoiding vacations that involve plane flight because she fears that if the flu progresses that travel will be restricted.

A college student I worked with last week told me that she is avoiding the crowded Jersey shore until the swine flu outbreak is over.

Are they alarmists, ultra smart, or scaredy cats?

I don't know. 
I do know that my great-grandmother died in the last flu epidemic leaving an infant (my grandmother) and two toddlers. Flu can kill.

Should I be scared? 

I don't think so. What do you think?


Ina in Alaska said...

Just be careful Preppy. Lots of hand washing, etc. Don't eat any food that is out for public picking. You could wear a chic volcano ash face mask like we did during Mt. Redoubt eruptions.....

All kidding aside, take care and be cautious!!! xoxo

Mom on the Run said...

We haven't had much of it here, so I haven't thought about it other than I'm supposed to be on the beach in Punta Mita right this very second. But I'm not because the whole trip got cancelled.

We are a freakishly healthy family. I can't remember anybody ever being really, really sick for a long time, so honestly, I don't consider it a risk for us at all.

But we are OCD about handwashing, so maybe that's our saving grace. Who knows.

Frau said...

I think just wash yor hands like crazy. The renters in our time share survived a week in Cabo they said they just took precautions and no problem. Too hot to go to Mexico now Germany is much cooler.

Ronda said...

I really try not to think about it. #1. Because I work in a school.
#2. Because I have to get on a plane June 18th. to Kansas City for my niece's college graduation!

I try to be careful, as I'm sure you do to. But life must go on. I wouldn't go to Mexico though!!
Have a great weekend.
P.S. I love the shoes in the header!

Susan said...

Funny...just this afternoon while STUCK for 3 hours in the Wayne occured to me...this could be an infested heaven for Swine... and anything else... went to the ladies room to wash my soap and only cold water (gotta love the state)...
Other than as normal!

Her Preppiness said...

I go to Mexico for vacation every February and am seriously thinking about not returning this year!!

Preppy Coastee said...

Are you going to the blogger meet up in nyc??

Joyce said...

I haven't given it much thought. I say if you are concern just wash your hands often and drink a lot of alcohol it kills everything. Or is that rubbing alcohol?! xoxo