Posted June 11th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Agree -- absurd does not begin to describe the ridiculous actions taken regarding this respiratory 'flu.'
Now H1N1 is called a 'pandemic.' Oh no, the sky is falling! All that means is that it is widespread, like anything else that is widespread. (How about diabetes or obesity as pandemics?)
The very idea that ships are refused entry at ports because of a few cases of some sort of respiratory ailment (not even confirmed as H1N1) is just plain silly, and costly to all concerned. How about all the people with common colds who've sailed for decades, or norovirus as it's called now, formerly Montezuma's Revenge or similar. BIG DEAL.
38,000 cases of H1N1 confirmed on a planet populated by MILLIONS and this is deemed a crisis? That 'World Health Organization' does more harm than good.