Quickly want to share that the Oprah show today will feature the Avian Bird Flu pandemic topic.
A fellow homeschooling friend shared that with me; she has been following the Bird Flu issue closely. She urges everyone to watch this show.
Of course I don't want to die of Bird Flu and I don't want my children to get sick or die. So I will be watching it.
I am interested to see what is said on the show and what the aftermath will be.
My friend predicts that after the show, latex gloves and 3M brand N95 masks will be selling out everywhere. She says that the recommendation is that if there is a break out, anyone going out into public will be advised to wear the gloves and the masks.
We will see what happens.
I have not felt that the media is hyping up the Bird Flu Pandemic very much. I therefore assume this must not be a serious threat. Some people feel that the media or various governments are hiding information so as to not scare the public.
I spoke to my husband about all of this today, asking if we should make a Costco run for latex gloves at discount prices. He said these things:
1. By the time Oprah has something on the show it is the tail end of things (example: Superdome in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina). I don't think that I agree with this statement as there are not a lot of things that Oprah repots on that are late.
2. There may be hype that makes things sell out. My husband is skeptical that the Bird Flu will ever be a real issue for us. I am not as confident.
3. If the media likes to stir up so many various things that don't matter much, and they don't care how they scare the public in general, why would they go against their grain for the topic of Bird Flu? This argument actually makes sense and I agree with him. The more I think about this the more I think the reason it is not being reported much is not due to an INTENTION of the media wanting to cover up the story but because they don't feel the need or the hype to report on the topic. There are other things that they can REACT to right now with more of a sense or urgency. I think that if the media gets on the Bird Flu scare bandwagon the media will go nuts and mayhem may ensue. You heard it here first!
So my husband doesn't want me to go buy masks or gloves today. I am thinking a small investment may be worth the possible waste. I need to think about this. (But my friend warns to get the masks NOW before they sell out!) Oh I am torn!
So anyway if you read this and are curious about Bird Flu perhaps you can watch or record today's Oprah show. Then make your own decisions about making preparations, buying masks and buying gloves.