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Aporkalypse Now?

(September 20 2009) Written by: Josh Kramer in Campus Safety, Student Life

I would love to say that I came up with that title all by myself, but I must give the credit to campusprogress.org.

So, Swine Flu is killing us all, huh? Not quite... I am of the opinion that if you eat your vegetables, get 8 hours of sleep, and get enough exercise, your immune system will be able to fight any flu off. I for one am not worried.
My hypochondriac friend is totally freaking out about it. I know it sounds really bad, but I hope she gets it. She is going to keep freaking out about it until she is immune, and that will happen once she gets it. After a week of feeling horrible she will go back to how she is now, just without worrying so much. 
So far, RIT has not been taken over by the disease, however the hype is totally here. Posters everywhere warning you to stay in your room, isolated, if you come down with the flu. A website is devoted to up-to-the-minute information about what's going on here. I know it is an issue, but until it actually hits here, the hype seems overboard.

Comments (3)

  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    20 September 2009 at 15:13 |
    Let's all hope that no one gets the swine flu, I think that would be more preferable.
  • Josh Kramer

    Josh Kramer

    20 September 2009 at 15:56 |
    Oh I completely agree. However, until a vaccine is widely distributed it isn't really going to go away. No viruses do. We just, as a population, become immune. Either through contracting it or getting a vaccine. So the same must happen with H1N1.
  • Clarissa Baston

    Clarissa Baston

    23 September 2009 at 13:15 |
    My professor is a complete germaphobe! At our first class he gave a 30 minute lecture about spreading bacteria and staying home even if we get a sniffle. (It's my History of Design class) He even had us spread out so that we were at least 24 inches apart. This way we lessen the chance of getting each other sick.

    But what a lot of people don't know is that more people die each year from the regular flu than it's porky cousin. Sooo...I'm not too worried. 8)

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