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  •  I like these posts, and I don't think you are (6+ / 0-)

    trying to panic us. In any case, it looks like my plans to travel to Mexico are going to have to wait. It seems all of the government offices have closed, so I probably won't be able to get the permit for my project for quite some time. That sucks, but I am more concerned for Mexico now.

    Also, it was reported here yesterday that Felipe Solis, the head of Mexico's museum of Anthropology and History died from the flu. It seems that is not true. It seems he died from Cardiac Arrest. Here is a link.

    Felipe Solis dies at 64

    •  You should be worried (3+ / 0-)

      But not panicked.  Be on guard...

      "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

      by skywaker9 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 06:14:50 PM PDT

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    •  new advisory today (6+ / 0-)

      Travel Health Warning

      Travel Warning: Swine Influenza and Severe Cases of Respiratory Illness in Mexico — Avoid Nonessential Travel to Mexico

      This information is current as of today, April 27, 2009 at 21:25 EDT

      http://wwwn.cdc.gov/...

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 06:22:09 PM PDT

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    •  I don't like these posts, but I don't think (6+ / 0-)

      DemFromCT is trying to panic us either.

      On the other hand I do think it's causing what Jon Stewart called, in his criticism of CNBC, 'a false sense of urgency'.

      Don't panic. It's very important people don't panic. And at this stage, it all boils down to fairly simple things. Be aware. Avoid crowded places as best you can. If you've been to Mexico and feel sick, or have flu-like symptoms, see a doctor.

      But being aware is one thing, but this whole down-to-the-minute information overload, posts every day, giant headlines of Huffpo, etc.. It doesn't help. It just gets people more riled up and frightened.

      There simply isn't a lot to know at this point, much less a lot to do. People will tend to fill such voids of perceived helplessness with bad stuff.

      •  Inform not inflame (2+ / 0-)
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        We sincerely are grateful to all News Sources for their humanitarian contributions to reduce morbidity and mortality in this crisis.

        by Snowy Owl on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 06:29:01 PM PDT

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      •  you might think about next steps (7+ / 0-)

        as per Dr. Besser's comments. If you have kids or work with people who do, what if the schools close for  weeks? what about 4?

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 06:36:26 PM PDT

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        •  Maybe its Time to get out of (1+ / 0-)
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          Routine thinking and observe the different options for our children whose schule and Day Care are close.

          Ideally they stay home, somoene has to be there, to take care of them, to entertain them.

          Our ongoing program of Life has presently some technical problems, stay tuned, original and ingenious solutions are coming forth.

          We sincerely are grateful to all News Sources for their humanitarian contributions to reduce morbidity and mortality in this crisis.

          by Snowy Owl on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 06:59:24 PM PDT

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