Gosh I hate not knowing what to do. Every year there's a flu scare. Some years we get the shot, some years we don't. We've never been hit with a horrid, long lasting flu or sickness. Not since I've been married anyways. We're lucky, I suppose.
But I have to say that it's hard not to be a little more worried than usual this year. And confused. Get vaccinated not only to protect yourself, but those around you who you could spread the germs to. Don't get vaccinated because the adjuvants in it could be very, very bad for you. Get vaccinated so you don't get really sick. Don't get vaccinated, it's not good that our society is so dependent on vaccines. Get vaccinated or you or your young, highly at risk children could die. Don't get vaccinated, it's been rushed to market and is not proven safe.
H1N1 is losing its virility. A 13 year old boy died the other day.
Mass panic. Massive lines for the vaccine. It's milder than the regular seasonal flu.
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands.
There are signs almost everywhere reminding people that if they have flu symptoms they should be at home and not in public.
Schools and work places have changed the sick policies. My kids' school is missing lots of people right now. Finleigh's aid has been sick all week.
Seems like half the people I know on Facebook are sick.
Emergency rooms are packed. Doctors offices are overflowing.
As a mom who loves her children and just wants to do the right thing...I'm very, very, very confused. I don't feel strongly one way or another and I don't know what to do.
This? Frankly, sucks.