This today from MSNBC:
Flu illnesses are as widespread now as they are at the winter peak of normal flu seasons, Thomas Frieden, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters. “To be basically in the peak of flu season in October is extremely unusual,” he said.
Barack Obama today declared swine flu a national emergency. Get. Your. Flu shots. Both swine and general. And ask about the pneumonia vaccine. It is grossly irresponsible, if you’re an adult, not to get these shots this season, both for you and your children and grandchildren. If people were to act responsibly this season, mass deaths and misery could be averted, or at least substantially curbed. With a vaccine available, it is frankly immoral to pay such gross disregard for yourself and your community. “No man is an island; each is a part of the main.”