posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 07:56 AM
Saudi Arabia adn, indeed, the entire Muslim world, have grave concerns over the emergence of flu before Hajj season the autumn. The Kingdom already
has nearly 300 confirmed cases, and they don't want more--and I wouldn't want to test their system. I wonder how they will cope with the inbound
Imams have told children, the elderly, pregnant women and people who are unwell not to make the pilgramage. The tough thing to deal with here,
though, is that each country will send thousands, possibly millions-to the Hajj- and will take H1N1 back to their home countries with them. It's
another setting ripe for mutation, as people gather from all over the world.
Many won't be able tore-enter their home countries if they're ill, but will be placed in quarantine.
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the World cup have the same problem.
This coming year "may not happen" in the sense that the normal events of life will exist- I wonder how people will adjust?
Thoughts? Info? Opinions?