Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Killer Swine Flu

Over the last few days, many of us would only just have heard about swine flu as it has been making news headlines. It has killed over 150 people in mexico and has now spread to other countries. Today, a toddler died in the U.S state of Texas. This shows that the virus which is gradually spreading is capable of causing more harm in the next few weeks unless something is done about this PANDEMIC.

This is one word that has been constantly used during the media coverage. I was appalled to learn that many here in the UK think that the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as governments around the world is overreacting to the spread of this deadly virus. This is a virus that has killed at least 150 people and according to WHO shows no sign of slowing down.

Individuals are allowed to voice their opinions without fear of repercussion, however, when it involves loss of lives, people need to be cautious about their opinions. Loss of lives irrespective of numbers makes it a serious situation. Are these non-caring individuals expecting the government to take the situation serious when the virus causes thousands of deaths? I pray it never gets that bad. I hope these individuals don’t have any friends or relatives that contract the virus. May be then, they might think the situation is more serious than they initially thought it was.

People shouldn’t take numbers for granted, 1 loss of life is as equal to hundreds of deaths.