Go Flu Away!The flu and other bugs are bad this year. So far, 79 flu deaths in Indiana. The Independent reports At least 759 people died in the US between 7 October and 23 December 2017. That's scary. The latest news is at least 100 are dying in the US each week because of the flu virus. Egads, Batman! Most people are poo-pooing it and I think it is something to pay attention to. I got a flu vaccine before Christmas. Not sure if it will help, but worth a try. I do not want the nasty stuff. When I get sick, I am usually down and out.
But back to the weather. I wonder if it contributes to the flu epidemic.It might mess with people's immune system, making them more susceptible to getting something catchy. And unfortunately, the flu is catchy.
See, winter kills bugs...bugs outside, bugs inside, bugs in cracks, bugs in the ground, bugs on the outside of a house, bugs in a cold barn. I'm OK with that. But I do not think that pertains to viruses of the human kind, but maybe it does. Scientists say it would need to be very, very, very cold. What does that mean? Antarctica? Nothing survives there except ice. Maybe we should station cryogenics there. Wait. What am I even saying?
Terrorist Activity AlertKabul saw a recent attack in a hotel over the weekend where guests were sprayed with bullets. Several dead. Then, France charged a man for planning an attack. Yet, another high alert terrorist warning in Thailand with the growing insurgency. Geez. I think no where is safe. Well, in actuality you could be targeted anytime or in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time. 2017 rough statistics:
|You want to go where there are no pretty colors. Go quietly into that good night or something.|
Here is another map, this one from WaPo:
|Again, go travel where it has not been "urinated" on|