Its put me off but not going to stop me! Lets face it there is more chance of being in a car accident than dying of swine flu, but I'm still going to hire car on my holiday.
I wonder how many people will think or try to get tamiflu medicine now in order to take in on their holiday wi th them?
No, it will not stop me. The strain appears to be no worse than the seasonal variety and the way it has been portrayed by the government and press seem designed to create fear and chaos.
A headline yesterday said there were now 100,000 cases in Britain. Later is said 100,000 SUSPECTED cases, apparently most had been diagnosed over the phone and having a sniffle and headache appears to be enough. Could it , perhaps, be a cold?
How to create fear and panic!
I'm due to fly next week, and the concern for me is being slightly ill with a cold (which I fear I already am) and being prevented from flying.
Yes,Rebecca. I am due to go early September and fear the same. Also there is the possibility of not being let in. So much fear has been generated over what appears to be a minor illness.
See this video explaining the last time pharmaceutical companies tried to hoodwink us with swine flu scare mongering.
No. The dangers of Swine Flu have been seriously over-represented in the press and on the radio/television. It seems no worse (and, probably less so) than other types of seasonal flu in the last few years.
If anyone has booked a holiday but now cannot go for fear of swine flu, I'd be more than happy to take their place!
The only thing that will prevent me from going on holiday is lack of funds! You can catch swine flu anywhere. One of my friends has told me that, because of her fear of catching swine flu, she won't be going to see Harry Potter at the cinema "just in case". Paranoid? Me? I'll still be going though (and now have a spare ticket!!)
If every time we hear about an illness, a car/plane crash, etc, we choose to stay home and not live, indeed we'd be missing out on Life all the time!
I am certainly not recommending going to an ill person's home, or driving an unsafe car, but taking reasonable (that's the key: REASONABLE) precuations is advisable. Don't be stupid, but don't stop living either!
We returned from Cyprus on 23 July and everything was fine. However, my husband works at an airport and has since become ill and I had to fetch the Tamiflu medication for him yesterday which he is now taking. Not too happy that he ill but working in a public thoroughfair such as an airport is an occupational hazard waiting to happen!
They will have to be convincing to get the medication to take on holiday but as you say people may try this. Not a good idea to take any medication unless it is really necessary and should avoid this unless swine flu was actually diagnosed.
I've just returned from a hol to Mexico...I was not put off by the swine flu - we have kids in our local schools who now have it, so if I'm going to get it.. it could be from anywhere! I didn't take Tamiflu with me, but took some over the counter flu tablets and paracetamol, just in case.. We didn't catch anything at all and returned fit and well.
We were screened on the way thru the Airport in Mexico City and our temperatures taken.. we also had to fill in a health questionnaire..
The tourist trade is Mexico had been hit hard by the swine flu outbreak. I'd recommend anyone to take a holiday there (I reckon you could grab a bargain right now!) - the people are sooo friendly -the cost of living is v cheap too..
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