What I'm reading: Echo in the Bone -Diana Gabaldon (yes, I told you I was going to read it).
Isn't it something how a pandemic can send everything into upheaval? The stuff stories are written from :-)
People I meet on the street are asking me to weigh in on the whole "did you get a flu shot?" question. For my part, no. I'm a healthy woman (blessed with good genes). My husband tells me I'm a carrier, which means I don't get sick, but I carry it to other people to get sick. I don't like to think of myself that way, but I suppose choosing between the two, it would be my preference. Either way, I am not at high risk, even if the flu should strike me, so no, I'll save the vaccines for people who need it more than I do. I'm sure my day will come.
The other thing that I marvel at is the way people are describing this pandemic as a killer flu. Sadly, I think these people are grossly misinformed. The data that I've seen shows that the chances of getting the flu or greatly increased this year, but the chances of it becoming more serious are still less than one percent - those instances being the high risk factor that is exacerbated by the flu. So again, I'm not panicky.
So what's your take on this whole pandemic thing? Is it the end of the world as we know it or is it just he flu, like every other year (or somewhere in between)? Did you get YOUR flu shot?