Overall cases were down last month

BUT deaths in 1-4 yr olds were up, closely followed by under 14 yrs olds.

the dilema I, (we) face is what to do about the vaccine for these age groups,

 Do you get your child the imunisation knowing that 1) it has not been fully tested and the side affects are not really known, ?  2) the correct dosage for children is not known either !

 OR  Do you keep on doing what you are doing, trying to be careful, and hope your child does not get it !

 Choices are hard sometimes, and there does not seem to be all the facts to hand, to make an educated decision .

I worry




 Swine flu  ‘concerns me’

I’m not stressed by it, I worry more for my daughter than myself.

The truth is we do not know if it is going to be bad, or not, It has gone a little quiet at the present, but they reckon it will come back again, if it does, then we will have to deal with it, until then the media should stop whipping up the public hysteria,

I was reading The Western Mail newspaper this morning, where it states that local authoriies, should look at pre-digging graves, even multiple graves,, and set up temporary mortories, as there is expected to be between 44,000 , and 750,000 dead in britain !!!


 WHAT ??

Stop the sensationization of the news and report some facts, We do not know what will happen with the flu ! To say between 44 + 750 thousand will die, well how did those figures get made up ? they vary just a tad !

only 44 people have died in britain, and nearly all of those had underlying illness,

Stop panicking people, media!

Man flu, the illness to strike terror into the hearts, of men, … and their wife’s,  girlfriends, andsignificant others……  

  ” I got flu,,,,,,     sniff sniff cough ”

” No dear, you have a cold… ”

” it might be flu ??  sniff cough, cough sniff,

” No dear , YOU HAVE A COLD !!! ”

Men do not make good patients, J is testament to this with me !!

I am going to see the folks this weekend,  but what with the work stress, crap weather, etc I have a cold…

That and the prospect of missing D, and J, is getting me down….

( At least D will get her Sheffield Wednesday Shirt on sunday !!!! )

Who is right about this swine flu then???

 If you listen to the media,  ” The end of the world is Nigh ”   ( ” We’re allllll   dooooommmed  ” to quote Fraser on Dad’s Army )

If you listen to the doctors,,  ” Don’t worry, this is no more than the seasonal flu, that doesn’t get reported ”


I’m concerned, but not panicking …………….