I normally don’t write about these kind of topics but since I see the hysteria kicking off in this beginning of Autumn I thought of bringing some information to the issue of swine flu.
How to know if you have swine flu? How to know if what you have is swine flu or a normal flu?
According to the doctor I just visited in Belgium, if you get the swine flu the first symptoms are going to be really strong. In a matter of less than one hour you should be feeling very, very bad, with high fever and pain all over, and even vomiting. A normal flu is a lot more gradual. This is just one opinion I found after lots of effort, is it right?
It is really a problem that nowhere in internet but even in hospitals is explained the symptoms of the flu whilst at the same time the media don’t stop making everyone go paranoid about it. After searching a bit in internet the closest thing I found about Swine Flu H1N1‘s symptoms are:
– Sudden onset of fever, depression
– Coughing and sneezing
– Discharge from the nose and/or eye
– Diarrhea and vomiting
– Breathing difficulties
– Red eyes or inflammation
– Reduced or no food intake
We are in the beginning of Autumn, the flu season is just starting and Belgian hospitals are already collapsed with people thinking that they have the swine flu. If the authorities allow media to go paranoid about this so-called “pandemic” they should also give the means to the people to know what is it about and how to detect it. Most of the people don’t go to the doctor when they catch a flu because they know how to handle it, however they will go to the hospital this time round because of the hysteria about this virus. It would be a lot cheaper and responsible if there would be a phone number or a website where people could find basic information about detecting whether they have this flu or not.
I want to believe that, despite the economic benefits that a few will get out of this, there is no interest in letting the paranoia spread on this issue.