Saturday, October 31, 2009

H1N1 Craziness

H1N1 is causing pure pandemonium! Everyone I've talked with seems very confused about how to deal with this virus. To get the vaccine or not to - that is the question. It's been the topic in the staffroom at lunch everyday for the last week. My opinion changes every 5 minutes.

I was reading an article this morning that made an interesting point - you're MUCH likelier to die in a car collision driving over to the flu clinic than from the virus itself. Even if I wanted to get the vaccine I can't, so there's no decision for me to make - yet.

The clinics here were supposed to open to the public on Monday, but that has been cancelled and they are still servicing only high risk people. I hope by the time the vaccine is available to the general public some of the panic has passed. Toronto can't seem to deal with anything effectively and I refuse to wait in line for 5+ hours.

Nice - pregnant ladies, children, elderly, and sick people waiting for hours in the rain. I walked past and thought there was some sort of festival going on here! Hot dog vendors set up and everything!

Look out for Part 2 later today to see ways I am trying to stay healthy, some of which are quite amusing!


  1. I think it's crazy!! There was a three hour wait in our area. I agree that it is confusing and very scary!!!

  2. I like to blame it all on McGuinty, just because he's my favorite whipping boy, but there is plenty of blame to go around. Never in my life have I seen such a fiasco. People being herded like cattle. Is Canada suddenly a third world country now? Its insanity!