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Everyday, whether we are aware of it or not, we react to certain issues, news stories, incidents and occurrences. And reacting to anything is an important part of who we are.
It’s what makes us human. And when word of the highly contagious H1N1 Swine Flu made news headlines, again there was a reaction. A pretty severe one at that.
But in the midst of it all, contagious flu outbreak or not, did anyone ever stop to wonder that there was an over reaction?
People watched their news broadcasts for updates on how many cases of the H1N1 Swine Flu were in their city, state and other places. For a second, I thought I was watching the latest Stephen King movie.
That’s how much suspense seemed to be in the air. Everywhere you went, if you were brave enough to venture out into a crowded hotspot, and you trusted the high strength of your immune system, people talked about it as if it were the flu that was not only bringing mankind to his knees, but at the same time, it was here to wipe us out of the planet.
It was pretty thought provoking. So thought provoking that some school districts closed their institutions for a few days. And people were once more re- informed about certain antibacterial cleansers like Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, etc.
As if they did not know about such cleansers before the H1N1 Swine Flu came along.
Information and reaction are good. We all need a bit of both to sustain us, but when you are suddenly afraid to shake someone’s hand or to exercise your freedom by going to some public event, to the point where you feel a little paranoia coming on, was there some form of over reaction involved.
Note: My warmest sympathy goes out to the families and friends whose loved ones died from the H1N1 Swine Flu. This article was not meant to be insensitive to those lives that were deeply affected by the H1N1 Swine Flu.
Peace and unity begin with all of us- Judy Ramsook