posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 08:56 AM
I think it's quite simple, to be honest.
My husband and I both had it (quite badly) in late April.
I've had what seems a minor bout of it this fall- only it was a GI bug, rather than respiratory. It's obvious we're seeing mutations in the virus-
else we would have it only once.
Be prepared this winter, as the new mutations- whether the D225G, or any of the some 10 mutations reported from Sao Paolo, etc., will not just stay
tucked int eastern Europe or South America- each mutation results in the flu manifesting as H1N1.....sort of.
I think the good news is that we ought to have less severe cases if we've had the flu in some cases. In others- for example if H5N1 and H1N1
re-assort during the Haj this month, and the pilgrims return home, each carrying it, or ill with it, we've a very big problem. Avian flu is NOT
transmitted via aerosol, and H1N1 is, and HOW- it's HIGHLY contagious. Avian flu tends to kill between 50 and 80% of those infected with it- so if
it becomes re-assorted with H1N1 and is spread in the same manner, we will see a Medieval Europe-type scenario.
Get lots of sleep, avoid crowds (haven't been to a club in a year!); do your grocery shopping at night, when no one is present; carry Lysol, etc.,
and wash down non-porous items; become friendly with soap and water, not just sanitizer ( and avoid antibacterial soaps- they contain Triclosan, which
degrades to dioxin as you use it- one of the most insipid pollutants on earth); don't drink out of bar glasses- order a beer and open it yourself;
research Slippery Elm, Rhodiola Rosea and Q10- all of which I use to boost my immune response (and I have a condition that compromises it). Stay out
of hospitals, house parties, etc. No matter how young and vibrant we may all be, give this year a miss- staying alive is far more dear than wearing a
new dress to the office's Holiday Party! It's a drag, but rent a good movie, have a glass of wine and let the storm clouds pass. BUT- make sure
you have bottled water and easily-prepared food that doesn't need a microwave or oven, close at hand. Get your medications filled. Check on your
family. And prepare yourself, because if lungs start melting in the US, bid au revoir to your Constitutional rights! Take this time now to prepare
Wishing (of course) that we are "passed over" and make it through he winter in safety. Peace and wellness to you,