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What was H1N1?

in Health Insurance, Off Topic

Remember H1N1 and the excitement about it? Seems like a long time ago (2009), and it was, but let us remember what we learned back then.

There was a lot of information out there about Swine Flu and H1N1, so as a public service, here is a useful video from the CDC about what Swine Flu is, and better still, what symptoms might suggest you have it (and what to do about it).

I am not going to comment about whether you should get vaccinated or not, because so far I have personally heard of:

  • Parents at my son’s Nursery school getting into an  altercation shouting at each other about whether their children should be vaccinated.
  • Seen incredibly long lines of folks who are NOT in the high risk groups all wanting to get vaccinated (ahead of the high risk groups).
  • People writing letters to the editor implying that if you don’t get vaccinated and you get H1N1, you should be denied hospital care (see the Friday Ottawa Citizen).

Let’s all be calm (like we were during the Great Financial Meltdown of ’09), and take a pill (or not, if you so choose).

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