Initially, I ignored this entire "swine flu" altogether. I figured it was another "SARS" or "bird flu" scare that would pan out to be little or nothing in the long run. However, with Mexico being so close to my home and with an incredible amount of Mexicans being in and around my city (), this is becoming a hot topic.
Already we have had swine flu related deaths right here in the city and others in cities nearby. (i.e. - Houston, etc...) The local schools are shutting down until at least May 11th and are also suspending all UIL competition until the same date.
Now the "World Health Organization raised its alert level and said a swine flu pandemic was imminent."
Imminent? How do they know that? Sorry, but that sounds scary as fuck.
I'm not the sort to ever give a shit about all this stuff, but this sounds a bit more serious. What's the mortality rate of this flu?
EDIT: Of 159 people in Mexico City who contracted the flu, 10 have died in the last 24 hours.
1,311 are currently hospitalized in Mexico City. and 176 have died there.