Swine Flu and its effects…


We always have a thought that its ok if its Pune or even Karnataka and yesterday it dawned that Tamilnadu could also have its first victim and it turned out that we were not expecting that so easily. If you track that history of the 4-year kid we were caught unawares and finally it was too late as in the case of Rida.

I was surprised by two news reports on NDTV when they had the listing of all the other diseases which are given the go by.

Another was a coverage on the Drought which Prannoy Roy said was going to be worse than Swine Flu if it goes uncared for. It was spine chilling to say the least.

Another interesting aspect of media coverage seems to be panicky with every death being reported with so much urgency and what not. One more why is Swine flu being touted so much, its the like of the AIDS where in the rich and famous are also the victim rather than those at lower levels who are prone to TB or malaria. Or those in Bihar with cerebral malaria being in the sidelines not in the news. Who cares anyway.

We need to caution ourselves to one point that this should not infiltrate into the lower strata because they cannot identify it so easily…now who needs a Nuclear bomb when you can have swine flu imported like this.

The worst part is the headline in Hindu which said: Manmohan to Azad: Speed up Swine flu measures. Atrocious looks like a Headmaster reprimanding his teacher.

In all this I was just thinking if Anbumani Ramadoss could have delivered better. Or was it just a doctor on duty made it for himself.

R Senthilkumar