Today’s Times brings out an interesting experiment carried out by the Health Ministry in India to check whether swine’s (pigs) in India are H1N1 virus infected…..and surprisingly all those 230 pigs sampled across India were tested negative. Look at the irony!
Yeah, I know that the disease originated from swine’s but why defame these sweet little pig heads in the first place. The poor things have always been outcasts!!
The blame game
The media has propagated the Swine flu like fire. Name it…and all newspapers, television channels, websites, magazines, etc. are spinning out information newsletters along with do’s and don’t on Swine flu. In addition, media does a fantastic job government-bashing, showcasing the government’s unpreparedness to tackle swine flu. The media is out there to make some quick bucks by criticising the government and the government keeps making promises they can never really fulfill. Eventually, nobody benefits….and the common man is left to die at the face of it.
Keeping the disease under control… is still a dogfight
Like I had mentioned it earlier….900 people in India have already been affected by swine flu until today and the number is increasing. The whole nation is going berserk with this news, leading to partial shut-down of schools, colleges, multiplexes, and other public places across India. Corporate India has not shut-down as yet but yeah…they show their so-called solidarity by distributing face masks to their employees or maybe cut down on travel to affected areas.
No-one has no idea about the legal distribution of the vaccine which is still in the testing phase. The whole world is waiting for this miracle vaccine to fight the harmful effects of H1N1 virus. I simply wish that very soon, medical experts who work so hard also find a remedy to life threatening killer diseases like AIDS and Cancer.
In India, over 20 million people are HIV positive…..but people refrain or are careless towards taking precautionary measures to prevent from contracting the virus….while simply ask them to wear a mask as a precaution to flu…..and the whole world is running helter-skelter to get one for themselves. An irony again!!!
Right, so remember to take first-hand precautions always….because "Prevention is better than cure.”
It’s been a while since I have written in my blog. Infact, this article is posted after a long gap of about 10 days and I’m not really very happy with this kind of delay. But yeah…I’ll try to keep up with this…without giving any more reasons of being busy.
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