April 26, 2009

Swine flu epidemic coming? And to America?

The World Health Organization has issued a global be aware warning, even as new U.S. cases of the new swine flu were reported in New York City and Kansas, along with cases already in Texas and California.

First, without getting into all the other muck and arguing about illegal immigration, given that Mexico is a hotspot for the new swine flu version, we just got yet another argument for beefing up our southern border. (As if food hygiene from Mexican produce and illegal immigration aren’t two issues in and of themselves.)

AND, this does not help, either. The Centers for Disease Control is still halfway in the dark about the seriousness of what's happening in Mexico. CANADA knew more about the first stages of the problem than we did.

Despite the number of cases in Mexico, WHO opted not to raise its official alert status level, just putting out the “be aware” warning.

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