Monday, May 04, 2009

Swine Flu Update 2

I´m typing from a Spanish keyboard, so if it my typing looks funny to you, imagine how it looks to me. My fingers don´t know quite what to do.

It seems that the crisis here is nearly over. Any suspected cases in Chetumal were mild, the patients treated and sent home the same day. The schools are still closed but will reopen soon. I am still not putting my fingers in my mouth or nose or eyes, so I feel pretty safe. Bigness is practicing covering his mouth when he sneezes, however, once the crisis is over, I imagine he will go back to being a directional spray nozzle again.

They closed the Corozal Free Zone in Belize and are guarding it with BDF soldiers since they estimate that 4000 people work and shop there daily. There have beenno reported cases of the flu in Belize as of today. Doctors on both sides of the Mexico/Belize border are standing by to assist any suspected cases trying to cross the border.

Store clerks are still wearing the blue masks though, which I kinda like since I can´t really see them snarling at me when they wear them properly covering the nose and mouth. I can hear, however the growls and gnashing teeth.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

VERY Good. Pandemic means world wide spread of disease. It does not mean world wide death. I think it will turn out that we all got lucky on this one, since the virus seems to be on the mild side. Have a very healthy day. MB And G.

Anonymous said...

LEE!!! I am so glad you're blogging again!

I just re-discovered your wonderfulness when my mom was here using my living room as her own personal internet cafe... she started reading out loud... I was hoping she would find one of your entries about her stay (with the boyfriends etc.) in your rental apartment, get mad, and storm out of my house, but no such luck. Try harder next time, huh?

XO from J in SP

Ruthibelle said...

lol.. wow, I didnt realise you were back till justnow... WB and hush with the gnashing... take comfort in the fact that unless they sneezing or something so, it's pretty harmless, lol!

Caribbean Colors said...

I don´t think the CDC or health authorities overreacted on this one. I think they did exactly what they should do by closing the schools down.

J in SP
Is it time to do a Freaky Whirte Granny update?

Ruthibelle
They are still wearing the masks in Office Depot and Burger King. To each its own. I think the danger has passed and they are just making a fashion statement now.

J-is it time to do a Freaky White

tacogirl said...

I can relate when ever checking emails from Mexico and not on my own lap top I can never manage to find the @ symbol to log in so I always end up copy and pasting it.