Saturday, May 2, 2009

Swine Flu in TX

Our county has numerous cases of the swine flu. As of this afternoon, there are 14 confirmed and 46 probable cases. The weird thing is that my parents live in a neighboring county that has no cases. They don't tell us where the cases are located in the county. They could be concentrated in a few neighborhoods or spread throughout.

People don't seem to be too concerned. The mall parking lot was packed today, and I stopped into a restaurant to get a take-out meal. It was packed as well. The Movie Tavern was packed last night as well. Hopefully sick people aren't infecting the masses! Several times this week I've been in a checkout line behind someone buying several bottles of hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes.

I've been out in public for short trips to the store. I'm hesitant to take Molly to a park to play on equipment with other kids. We are trying not to let her be around other children.

Ryan's school district is out until at least 5/11. When school was closed there was one confirmed case and three probable (all in different schools). Now there are nine probable in addition to the one confirmed. He's enjoying his long, surprise break.

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