Monday, April 27, 2009


So, swine flu is on the way. Essentially, the people of the US are not really doing anything differently to protect ourselves from this issue. However, I did see that Novavax stock has hit a high level of interest with investors. It would be nice if the average Joe started to take note and precautions.

For some reason, we just don't seem to really believe that bad things can happen in the US. Mexico has shut down everything trying to contain this issue, but we are still letting people roll on through our borders and airports. I saw that even some Asian nations have set up check points for people entering their countries from Mexico and the US.

    I am not advocating for taking the steps that Mexico City has, at this point. However, shouldn't we be taking prudent steps that places like Europe and Aisa have? Shouldn't we be restricting travel or analyzing passengers coming from Mexico? What about a ban on pork products from Mexico? I don't know what the right steps are, but it seems we should take some steps.

    Maybe some of that Mexican abortion money that Obama has spent would have been better spent saving lives by vaccinations in Mexico City, instead of taking lives of the unborn. I guess we will all know in time how this will play out. Just as a reminder, 50,000,000 were killed from the flu in 1918. Wiki tells me that was somewhere between 2.5-5% of the world's population. If that happened again, on the low end (2.5%), we are talking somewhere around 170,000,000 deaths. To put that in perspective, there are only 5 nations in the world with populations of more than 170mm.

    Well, good luck to you. Good luck to us all. Buy your Novavax stock and make sure you get yourself a mask. As for me, I'm going to stay away from the pork tacos for awhile.

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