November 14, 2009
Humour and H1N1
Listening to the news this week on H1N1 I see people are starting to question the media hype on this topic. Here in Canada, the priority system tends to look at the very young and susceptable people for the priority. My viewpoint is that the media is making a lot of "news" about the H1N1 in order to generate attention. What is missing is the figures on the "normal" flu and the numbers of young people that die each year and the breakdown on "prior conditions". Myself,I have the theory that young people get the priority because putting them in the health care system costs money, putting seniors in the ground is cheaper than the former. Perhaps I am getting cynical in my old age. Am I getting the shot? Absolutely not! My immune sytem is good, with about 2 colds in 3 years. I am also concerned about what goes into the vaccine and what it does to the body over time. This is my personal opinion and belief. We shall see!