Fiction v. Reality

I think I’ve read too many end of the world/conspiracy novels. I know God did not give us a spirit of fear, but I am a little more freaked out by this swine flu “not pandemic” than I ought to be.

I’m not afraid for my family, but more in a what does this mean in the larger scheme of things type of way. I checked the CDC website and as of this morning, there have only been 64 cases in the U.S. and one death. But that’s just in the U.S. There have been 20 confirmed deaths in Mexico, and over 60 more unconfirmed deaths.

I’ve read criticisms of how the Mexican government is handling this situation; as in the families of the confirmed dead don’t even have medicine yet; the doctors still don’t know how it’s being spread.

Could this have been genetically engineered? Could there be a governmental conspiracy to control population?

The one U.S. death was that of a 23 month old toddler.I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child; the torture of watching your child die of something like the flu, that shouldn’t even be fatal. I can’t imagine living a hundred years ago during the Spanish flu outbreak, and seeing your baby get so sick and not be able to do anything about it. We were close enough to death as I ever want to get when Aviana had appendicitis.

I don’t know what I really want to say with this post, other than God has it under control, just like everything.

2 thoughts on “Fiction v. Reality

  1. The Swine Flu is just the flu with a fancy, scary name pinned to it. People die from “regular” flu all the time, more than how many people have died from the swine flu.

    That’s why it’s important to get flu shots every year because thousands die from the flu every year.

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