Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's Here!

The dreaded virus Influenza A (N1H1) has already breached our land yet it seems like its no big deal to most Filipinos. yeah we watch it on the news but I don't believe we are grasping the weight of the situation. I highly doubt that a third world country like the Philippines stand chance once such a pandemic spread.

No matter how fortunate we are because we survived the SARS and Avian Flu period whether through effective preventive measures by our government or through sheer dumb luck. Here's another one. Lucky for us means and ways of prevention was already been laid out by the Canada, Mexico and United States. Three of the first countries that was initially affected by the Swine Flu.

How prepared are we really? Does the government have a contingency plan ready once an outbreak is already inevitable? If there is I'm pretty sure that majority Filipinos including me are still clueless of what that plan is. It wouldn't hurt to keep the public informed without causing panic.I know that such plans are cascaded on the last minute but how effectively can the government disseminate such information when every one's busy preparing for the election next year.

I guess at the end of the day it's really is up to us. Awareness coupled with the right information is our number one defense if we want to survive this global health crisis. Let's just hope all these go away without leaving so much damage. But until that day, Life must go on right?

Published on: May 26, 2009 @ 0:21

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