"Let me be clear. It's not a matter of if pandemic influenza is going to occur again, it is going to, it is absolutely going to." - Dr. Gregory Poland
So I ask, as you prepared to meet your makers? And by makers I mean, your ancestors, of course. This pronouncement on top of everything else I live in fear of has lead me to prepare for my final days. I have increased my prostrations to kilima mbogo. I do not think this is an over-reaction, but let me count for you the things lately that have been competing for the pleasure of doing me in.
Hurricanes, storms, and damned Earthquakes!! - really though, these can happen anywhere! My heart goes out to the thousands of people dead and those left behind.
Deadliest Contagious Diseases: SARS, Avian Flu
The flu has left Asia now and is spreading. Since I live in the states I am concerned that there are no vaccines, and not enough medicine to go around. And since I travel weekly on buses, taxis, and planes, I feel like I am particularly exposed.
[break] Lou Dobbs has everyone at this terminal enthralled by taking on the 'Corporate Elite'! He is going off on the Delphi CEO who said that American employees are overpaid and management are underpaid. Looking around the faces of the poor workers...they were eating it all up. Poor souls, that includes me[break]
Ok back to Death.
The administration has been re-hyping the danger of walking around cities like DC...not to mention the risk of getting myself photographed and added to some security list for visiting my shawarma dealer.
It is still causing havoc...and my degrees of HIV separation are at an all time low. At least with this one, I feel like I have some control..but you never know.
So, you see, things are not as they used to be. Smooth sailing.