H1N1 Flu Virus

27 05 2009

I read an interesting article  about the H1N1 flu virus on a cool natural health blog. It mentions:

“we should not become consumed with worry about this current threat.”

I would like to add to this and say what I’ve heard about the past flu pandemics in history. I heard that previous pandemics began with a first wave such as this, but a more deadly, second wave is when the deaths pile up.

Anyway, it’s true we shouldn’t worry, just like the article on healthfellow.com said. I am sure by the time the second wave hits, (and that’s an IF it hits) doctors and scientists will have found a vaccine. 🙂



16 04 2009

I knew the man that shot his two co-workers today at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.  It is hard to believe that he would be capable of such an ugly act.

Long Beach Memorial Shooting

Long Beach Memorial Shooting (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

The longtime pharmacy tech was well loved by all his co-workers and patients.

On this, the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre, this shooting hit me personally. I really wonder what triggered this. According to the news it was rumors of a layoff in June. This goes to show that you never truly know what your fellow neighbor is capable of.

It’s strange and it almost seems cliche when you read the news like this. They always interview the neighbor that says, “He was such a nice man, I can’t believe it.”