5 Sep 2009


Last time I went to my painting group which takes place in a room at the Waterloo retirement home, I read a notice that it is now forbidden to kiss the inhabitants of the home and shake hands. In Belgium it is the use to kiss everybody 1 to 3 times on the cheek. Everybody does it when he knows somebody and shaking hands is polite. Now how to explain this to the old people there, where some of them are not able anymore to understand ? As nobody kisses them, they think that they are not loved anymore, which I think is very sad.

Each day I am reminded that I live in a very dangerous world, where birds, cows and pigs disguised in a dangerous flu attack the humans . First this plague was called Mexican flu, the Mexicans protested and it became the swine flu, but the poor creatures were innocent so they looked for another name which wouldn't hurt anybody and came out with a chemical formula called H1N1 or something like that. In french it sounds like "ash-eww-ain-eww" so it's difficult to keep in mind. The Britts found a better solution and stayed with the swine or piggy flu.

Although the expected piggyflu massacre hasn't happened yet, there are lots of preparation to do to affront the danger. Graveyards are instructed to foresee more graves, in supermarkets wet tissues are at your disposal to clean the trolley handle, your hands and everything you touch. I think I should wear gloves, a mask or better I should stay home. Or maybe we all should live like Howard Hughes. But there are my 5 cats, potential cat flu candidates and if the piggy flu is over maybe there will be the cat flu.

This morning I found an email in french which I translated for you. I don't know who made this text but I really think there is a lot of truth in it :

Each year

1 million people die of Malaria, while a simple moskito net could help, nobody talks about it

2 million children die of diarrhea a simple serum could help, no newspaper mentions that

10 million people die of pneumonia, measels etc, which could be prevented by a simple vaccin and again no Newspaper mentioned it.

Fortnately 10 years ago the bird flu appeared and Newspapers all over the world had finally a wonderful subject. The most dangerous plague ever, they said a terrible desease very very dangerous ! And what happened ....some 250 people died in 10 years of the bird flu, while the ordinary flu killes half a million per year in the whole world !

So why governments worldwide made such a fuss out of the bird flu ? Because behind there was money ! The International company Roche created TAMIFLU which was sold per millions to the asiatic countries and the UK too bought 14 millions doses to protect its population. Thanks to the birdflu Roche and Relenza the biggest pharmaceutical companies made billions of dollars benefit.

And now it's the turn of the pigs, yes now the psychosis starts with the swine flu and the worldwide mass media only talks about that. So what should we think about that ? After the very good profit making with the birds now it's the turn of the swines or better said of a big sow. The shareholders of the above mentioned companies are happy and rub their hands in glee. The different governemts need again a lot of Tamiflu and the new developped vaccin.

and we just should pay and panic

Are you the only survivor of this planet ? Yeah, they forgot to vaccinate me !


Argent said...

Oh Gattina, how true! At my work they have installed gel dispensers everywhere so we can clean our hands - no-one bothers to do it. I think you have correctly identified what's going on - money: money for the newspapers and money for the drug companies. LOVED the cartoon.

Maribeth said...

Yes, it is crazy here too. I sent you something I hope will make you laugh.

Melli said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY! This post is SPOT ON!!! This is great! True true true! I have never had any sort of flu shot yet - and I'm here to tell about it! I don't think I'm starting this year either!!!

Jan said...

Excellent post. I agree.

Leann said...

It's not so bad there yet, but that's all that anyone is talking about.

Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage, I love company!


TorAa said...

I love the BD text. Says a lot about what's going around regarding the "Bacon"-flue.
What the authorities do is against all common sense:
How to build resistancy.
Normal family behaviour like hugs and kisses prevents more than artificial vaccines.

However, we are in a age, that we are much more redient than younger people that live in "clean houses".
In the long run, that's failure and a serious mistake.

btw. Do you know any word/name in the English beginning with Æ?

Dr.John said...

I get my flu shot every year. Still there is some truth in what you say.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I, too, have a flu shot every year, but as I am an asthmatic, it's better to be safe than sorry.

As for that email...my daughter was expounding the very same thoughts a few weeks ago...it's a big money making racket. There were big headlines about how 1,000 people have did of H1N1 in Australia. Compared with the population of 20 million, that's nothing but a headline.

However, bad news sells more newspapers than good news. I have yet to even come across anyone who has had H1N1. Sure, be sensible about the whole thing, but don't go overboard with the restrictions. I'm afraid I still hug and kiss people...as yet I haven't had the flu and I don't think I will, vaccine or no vaccine.

claudie said...

Ha! Ha! very true!!!! Again a good subject and the good way to report the news! Nous sommes manipulés tellement manipulés...c'est triste! Je réapparais sur le monde virtuel!!! Entre ma rentrée scolaire et celle de Méli on a eu de l'occupation!!! je suis tombée comme une mer...mouche le soir en rentrant du boulot!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I don't care what anyone says, I get the flu shot every year and never get the flu. piggy or birdy pffft

Tinsie said...

Hahaha how true! No one talks of the flu over here any more... we've given up.

It was fun while it lasted though - so many things for the journalists to say, so much scaremongering to do... when will they have another chance like it?

Ayie said...

i really don't know the deal it's already a pandemic in other countries =(