As I was putting together the Lavender May Day Pouches I could't help but ponder the thoughts, and concerns abouth the recent flu talk. Realizing the media exaggerates on such incidents, but also knowing the possible seriousness of such a virus.
When I read about the 1918 flu epidemic I become extremely concerned and worried. Scientist know much more than I about this current threat of disease, and that's what scares me. They have been warning us for years that another 1918 pan could easily happen in our world.
There was a case reported not far from where I live last night. Although I am sure there are many more cases than what we are hearing as it seems the virus is popping up everywhere, which tells me it's wide spread and will probably soon be a category six.
Also realizing a category six has little impact on us humans, it simply means the virus has spread to more countries and the government now considers it a pandemic.
Pandemic.. The word alone is scary, isn't it?
That the virus will mutate and become more powerful and deadly and that our immunizations will not work to stop the virus.
The threat of businesses closing down, schools, theaters, community centers, child care centers, etc., would have a devastating impact on our already tattered economy.
What do we do? Do we worry? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried, I am!
With worry though usually comes panic in most cases and I don't believe panic mode is the place to be either. The next few weeks, months will determine the severity of this virus and help outline the plan for defense.
I wasn't going to talk about this, but it's been weighing heavy on my mind.
Sounding like Mom, keep your hands washed, keep some wipes in your car for cleaning the steering wheel and hands after shopping and running errands. Not sure how I feel about the mask, aren't they horrible?
On a good note..
Julie and I are off on our annual flea jaunt, the all day one!
Enjoy caring and sharing Spring days.
Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than one)