It’s been about six months since the Department of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Homeland Security followed the World Health Organization and declared a very scary pandemic influenza public health emergency in the United States.
Last spring we suddenly found ourselves watching You Tube videos of people being quarantined in hotels and detained on airplanes by HazMat teams.
When we went to the grocery stores, we encountered fellow Americans wearing face masks.
And every time we turned on the television, there were news reports about schools closing so desks and lockers could be scrubbed down.
The Worst Is Yet To Come?
And we watched CDC press conferences 5 warning us that the worst was surely yet to come because the H1N1 swine flu virus first identified outside a pig farm in Mexico had the potential to mutate and kill tens of thousands more Americans 6 than the 36,000 that CDC officials tell us die every year from seasonal influenza.
It was enough to make us very, very afraid....