Thursday, April 30, 2009

News pandemic

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Swine flu news is pandemic.

I have finally managed to wean myself from the 24/7 news cycle, turning off TV and staying away from news sites. I am following CDC on twitter, which is useful, not overload.

It's a different matter for 12-year-old Diver. Glued to CNN, he reminds me that this is his first pandemic. I tell him about others; polio in the 50's, swine flu in the '70's. He is disappointed to learn that I was born too late for the polio epidemic and that I did not catch and survive swine flu, because that would have given him immunity.

Now Diver's announced that he's not leaving the house until swine flu is over. Except to go to school, CAP Cadets, or outside to get some fresh air.

So I think we'll be ok.

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  1. That sounds like something Nigel would say - "This is my first pandemic." But for some odd reason, he's not all over this one as I thought he would be. I'll consider myself lucky! Glad Diver's willing to go where he needs to go.

  2. swine flu? pandemic? whaaaa? i just block it out. my kids are the ones licking the shopping cart and eating previously chewed gum off the walmart blacktop... we're sitting ducks for any pandemic. we're oinkin'!! LOL.
    hope the pandemic is all its cracked up to be... maybe diver can make a scrapbook of his very first swine flu pandemic? LOL! he cracks me up!