posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 05:48 AM
I think theres a number of factors going here right now.
Presently we're in the Cold/Flu season of Winter anyway...and with the current caution/hype/whatever regarding the Swine Flu I think many people and
many businesses are looking sideways at anyone who barely coughs.
I've had a few calls from friends who have Cold/Flu-like symptoms, asking me if I think they might have Swine Flu...my usual response is "Dude, I'm
a psych nurse, go ask someone medical, call me back when your hearing voices or something".
Last year we had a few of the Team off occasionally with bad colds or flu...but generally the order of the day was unless you were totally laid up on
bed near death with it you just hardened up, got your butt to work, and kept on doing your job.
Nowadays however the *orders from above* are that if you have any symptoms you stay home and get yourself checked out then once cleared you can
Though in comparison to the last 4-odd years I've been in this Team, this Swine Flu seems
to have bounced a lot quicker from Team Member to
Team Member that any other ordinary ol' flu did.
Perhaps thats due to it being a new thing...and also perhaps due to our Hospital giving free flu vaccinations each year to those Staff want them.
But yeah - from what we've seen so far in our team, Swines DO fly...