So, the European Union has issued travel warnings saying that their citizens should not travel to the US. We are now part of an international quarantine.
We don’t even know if this disease is actually deadly to people in a first-world country. No one in the US has died from it. A bunch of people in Mexico have died, but we have to remember that in addition to Mexico not having real hospitals, they don’t even really have what you could call sanitation. In fact, a lot of Mexico doesn’t even have soap – the number one weapon against the flu.
I’m a little annoyed with the EU actually, because they are hurting our tourism for no reason. I’m pretty confident our US hospitals can handle the stomach flu, even if some European does manage to catch it. They’ll have to travel to New York or to Abilene Kansas if they want to have any chance of catching it, however. If they can avoid those areas, they should be fine.
The whole thing is a bit ridiculous, actually. Remember how panicked everyone was about SARS? About 1% of the people who caught SARS actually died, and again, the outbreak happened somewhere without actual sanitation. Funny how trash pickups and clean water make such a difference…
Nature always thins the herd… this is nothing new. Disease will always find the weakest people on the globe and eliminate them, because genetically speaking, that’s what’s best for humanity.
I will now ironically catch swine flu and die because I wrote this.