All around me people are being felled by "the Flu". No one has been tested, but as I understand things, at this point in the season, if you have the Flu, its the Swine Flu.
Neighbours, friends, coworkers and half the kids at my son's schools are being felled by this rampant illness. I am usually successful in maintaining calm in the presence of danger, but the news today did not help.
I have never wanted be vaccinated so much in my life. But, in Waterloo region I have to wait until next week. Another small problem, there's only three clinics in the tri-cities for Swine Flu vaccinations. In Cambridge, we have 6 hours to vaccinate 120,000 residents. Anyone else see a problem with that?
We need more vaccines, and we need them fast. On multiple fronts we're only 1 degree of separation away from people already infected. I might not be calculating the odds right, but I'd lay 10-1 that my family catches Swine Flu before we can get vaccinated against it.
My mind, it is a-reeling. Should we hole up, keep the kids out of school? (Its only pre-school and kindergarten hardly critical education.) Should we avoid public places except when absolutely necessary? I'm not all out scared yet, but I am damned nervous.