Wednesday, April 29, 2009

News pandemic

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Swine flu news is pandemic.

I have finally managed to wean myself from the 24/7 news cycle, turning off TV and staying away from news sites. I am following CDC on twitter, which is useful, not overload.

It's a different matter for my 12-year-old. Glued to CNN, he reminds me that this is his first pandemic. I tell him about others; polio in the 50's, swine flu in the '70's. He is disappointed to learn that I was born too late for the polio epidemic and that I did not catch and survive swine flu, because that would have given him immunity.

Now he's announced that he's not leaving the house until swine flu is over. Except to go to school, CAP Cadets, or outside to get some fresh air.

So I think we'll be ok.

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