On Monday Barack Obama made another in a series of embarrassing goofs by suggesting that the swine flu pandemic was "not a cause for concern." Just two days later, Obama has reversed his stance, saying the outbreak of swine flu had created a "serious situation" in the United States requiring the "utmost precautions," such as closing down schools where cases of swine flu are reported.

The cases of swine flu has risen in the U.S. to 91, including one death -- an infant who died in a Houston hospital.

Be aware that there are no vaccines for this particular strain of swine flu. Also, antiviral medications do not kill the virus that causes swine flu. They only interfere with the ability of the virus to bind to certain cells in the body. Antivirals are only effective against specific virus, and only if administered in the early stages of infection (up to 48 hours). There is no known cure for a virus.

What can you do to protect yourself? Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (as warm as you can stand it) or alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Remember when using public restrooms to use a paper towel when turning off the faucet and when opening restroom doors.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth especially when out in public.

It's important to note that the majority of people infected with swine flu do make a full recovery, so don't panic. Remember, it isn't the virus that kills, it's the body's inflammatory response to the virus.

If you have flu-like symptoms (cough, sneezing, runny nose), don't go to work or school. If you have accompanying joint pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, go to the emergency room or notify your doctor immediately.

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  • Daisy

    Sandra as my mother would say a lie don't care who tells it as long as it gets told

  • ReadTheBlog

    Yo, I didn' tell yall I caught this lady coming out the bathroom without washing her hands. I stopped her at the door and said 'Aren't you going to wash your hands?' She said "'Good idea." Ole nasty barbarian. This is not the first time, either. The last time she was moving too fast for me to catch. I saw her badge with her name and job title. She's a monitor tech.

    Gosh these people are sofa king nasty!

  • Kat

    my boss don't wash her hands. that's why i would never eat her food. she puts her finger tips under the water and that's it...no soap or nothing.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Oh, there was a microbiologist that said when you use the hand gels, you should follow up with wiping your hands, for better results. I can't remember the guys name, but it was on NPR. He said hand wiping can be just as effective as washing in eliminating germs.

    He did stress that if there is water, you need to wash.

  • Daisy

    The old me is DEAD and GONE@RTB...lol

  • mizzdallas

    Check this the ladies rr was sooo nasty that the HR VP had to put up a sign on the ladies rr door telling grown azz woman "to wash there hands before leaving" & "Clean up after yourself" "donot flush tampons" etc., how about the same bytch that put the sign up I caught her azz w/o washing her hands.. smdh!

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    mizzdallas Says:

    ...how about the same bytch that put the sign up I caught her azz w/o washing her hands.. smdh!


    Ha ha ha! :D