The swine flu has officially reached the United States with recent cases quickly adding up, as the CDC confirms each one in California, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Texas. It is essential that people begin to take better hygienic precautions, if the spread of this flu is to be kept to a minimum.
The current outbreak of the swine flu originated in Mexico, and it has all but incapacitated the Mexico City region where it is believed that over a hundred people may have died from the disease. Schools are closed. Malls, movie theaters, museums and restaurants are closed; even Mass was canceled. People are staying indoors to avoid anyone who might be infected. It is possible that the first infected person was a young boy from the Vera Cruz area, an area known for it's swine breeding farms, but it has already spread around the globe with the first cases appearing in Europe, as well as the States.
Questions to Ponder
Do you think the health organizations have caught the Swine Flu outbreak early enough, or do you think it will escalate into a full-blown pandemic?
What steps should you take to minimize your chance of catching the swine flu?
Do you think the border between Mexico and the United States should be closed down except for essential traffic?
What sort of supplies should you have on hand, in case the problem escalates?