I saw the headline on the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune today: “Pandemic Imminent” with a picture of a woman with a surgical mask on standing alone in an empty train station, apparently because Mexico is shutting everything down because of fear around the Swine Flu.
Everything in the news right now paints a picture of impending doom, encouraging us to believe that it’s just a matter of time before we all get sick and millions of people will start dying all across the globe. From what people have shared with me over the last couple of days about it, the impression is that Swine Flu is all around us, has infected tons of people and lots have people have died from it and it’s getting worse and worse. Have you heard this? Do you feel this way?
Don’t buy in!
On the Center for Disease Control’s own website reported today that as of 4/30/09, 11 countries have reported 257 cases and in the U.S. there are 109 cases and one death. Look at the numbers yourself – does that seem like a worldwide pandemic to you?
Dr. Mercola wrote a fantastic article that sheds a rational light on this subject and goes into fine detail around all the fear mongering that is being used in our media right now.
The truth is: the Swine Flu is a flu. You get the Swine Flu, you get a flu = fever, cough, runny nose, aches, vomiting and/or diarrhea, low energy. It’s not a death sentence! Again, the CDC itself reports that every year in the U.S. 5-20% of the population gets the flu causing as many as 200,000 hospitalizations and as many as 36,000 deaths!
Let’s face it, fear is all around us right now. Fear about war and terrorists. Fear about bank crashes and recessions. Now it’s fear about pigs and flus! Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Don’t buy into the fear mongering that’s attempting to make you feel weak and small. Take your power back – take your life back.