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Mari
24-04-2009, 06:04 PM
classes where cancelled.... from daycare to University level


there's an influenza epidemic in our city :sorry: , at the moment over 200 cases have been reported and ,more than 60 deaths..... and the president decided that it was better to take drastic meausres, so, no classes today!

Tink
24-04-2009, 06:05 PM
Oh my gosh. :( :( Please take every precaution, ok Mari? :hug2:

Mari
24-04-2009, 06:11 PM
We are Tink....

Its scary because no one really knows whats going on, apparently if some sort of mutated virus from pigs... so vaccines dont work against...

of course... in a population of over 8million 60 deaths isnt so many... its sad, but it sint so many, still, you can feel the fear, the streets are empty, all schools are closed, all kids are at home...

shame really, its a lovely day, around 85 degrees, lots of sunshine, and great WEEKEND weather....

Britchick
24-04-2009, 06:16 PM
oh no!

Tink
24-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Stay out of public places. :sigh: You could go to the country and walk around? :unsure: Just to get out of the house, I mean. :yes:

Mari
24-04-2009, 06:59 PM
The country is like an hour away... hahahahaha :)

Im going to my parents later on for lunch... and then back to our cave... hahaha...

Tink
24-04-2009, 07:02 PM
:sigh: Yes. I knew you lived in the city. I was hoping you could get out for a bit.

Enjoy the time with your parents! :yes:

mumof2
24-04-2009, 07:28 PM
oh my goodness, how awful. :(


of course you do realise you have to stay in constant contact with us now so we know you're all ok :hug2:

MystikPiglit
26-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Mari, I thought of you when I saw this on the news. Stay safe. :hug2:

lisaw
26-04-2009, 03:12 PM
It's all very scary! Please keep us updated :hug2:

Dawn
26-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Had our first emergency briefing at work today on this. :unsure:

Britchick
26-04-2009, 03:48 PM
Had our first emergency briefing at work today on this. :unsure:

i was thinking that may be the case- i suspect a lot of people with just a sniffle will start panicking they have swine flu!

Dawn
26-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Just to say a warning has gone out to ports and airports to check incoming passengers for symptoms. :shrug:

MystikPiglit
26-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Just to say a warning has gone out to ports and airports to check incoming passengers for symptoms. :shrug:

Yikes. What are the symptoms?

Dawn
26-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Flu :lol:

MystikPiglit
26-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Flu :lol:

:lol: D'oh......

foreverducky
26-04-2009, 04:19 PM
There's a lot on the news about it. There have been cases in the US.

mumof2
26-04-2009, 08:32 PM
oh dear, this is getting serious - please take care everyone who may be at risk

Mari, do let us know you're all still ok. :hug2:




I heard an air stewardess was taken to hospital in the UK for tests but was thankfully ok.

Mari
27-04-2009, 01:00 AM
Thanks for caring :hug2: about us

So far so good :)

WE have only left the house to go to my parents who live 2 blocks away... and... as stupid as it may seem, we have gone by car...

its scary.... EVERYTHING is either closed or empty, the streets are empty.. its like a GHOST town

the few people on the street are wearing masks

and well.. people are panic shopping..... most supermarkets have empty shelves because yesterday and today the people who ventured out bought enough food to last an army for over a month... crazy!

All public gatherings, including concerts, cinemas, and even mass have been cancelled until further notice...

the funny thing is.. we still have to work...

so... most moms are stuck between a rock and a hard place (is that the correct form to say that?) schools and daycare center are closed until may 6th, you HAVE to go to work, but you CANT take your children with you.... so.. where do you live them??? stupid if you ask me.,... they should have said mothers and/or fathers CAN stay home with their kids this week...

foreverducky
27-04-2009, 02:14 AM
Keep safe (both you and your family)!

:hug2:

lozzy
27-04-2009, 11:28 AM
OMG. We have being watching on the news about this, a couple of people who flew into scotland airport yesterday were taken straight to hospital. You take care and look after yourself.:hug2::hug2:

mainecoon lover
27-04-2009, 01:00 PM
Take care of yourselves hun and that beautiful little girl of yours.

Tink
27-04-2009, 01:01 PM
Heard more reports of the pandemic in Mexico, on the news this weekend Mari. Mexico City was specifically mentioned. Please, take care. :pdust: :pdust:

MystikPiglit
27-04-2009, 01:07 PM
Hope you are all still okay. :hug2:

Britchick
27-04-2009, 01:43 PM
hope all is well Mari :hug2:

Isafari
27-04-2009, 02:12 PM
Take care Mari and keep in touch with us all :hug2:

Mari
27-04-2009, 05:21 PM
Thank you! :)

We are still ok :) hopefully it will stay that way :)

Disneybumble
27-04-2009, 05:25 PM
Mari to you and your :hug2:

Tinkfan
28-04-2009, 12:21 PM
:hug2: Please take care, it's been diagnosed in New York City, there will be a press conference on it this morning. Let us know how things are going.