flumaskSo I’ve been off the blogging scene for a while.  Life, once in a while, gets so busy that I can’t blog as often as I’d like.  But I’m back for now.

Honestly, I forgot about this blog for a bit.  But I quickly remembered it this morning while watching the news.  The top news story for the last week has been the swine flu originating from Mexico.

When I first heard the news, I thought that this was the next public scare like the avian flu from a few years ago.  At that time, the avian flu came on slowly.  There were lots of stories in the news and getting the world prepped for this massive outbreak.  We were reminded of the 100 million killed by the flu in 1917-18.  But all that has since left the scene and is not on the news anymore.

Now comes the swine flu … practically unexpectedly.  Suddenly the avian flu is back on topic.  All the scare tactics are being pulled out now.  Just this very minute, there is news that Mexico will shut down from May 1 to May 5.  (Vice President) Biden, on NBC news this morning, said he wouldn’t travel on the subways and airplanes.  And then there is this article from the Telegraph which is entitled “Swine flu: ‘All humanity under threat'”.

Now put on your conspiracytheory glasses.  What will the world call for in order to prevent spreading of future viruses?  Focus on North America and look into the future.  Someone will ask the question, “how can we prevent another outbreak in Mexico or Canada which would impact the United States?”  The answer is to put stricter rules and governance in place that monitors and manages diseases and viruses that pop up in North America.  The same would happen in the other regions of the world.

This is just another step toward One World, although this little crisis is perhaps unexpected and the Obama administration will just take advantage of it.  What’s the saying? … never let a good crisis go to waste.

photo from The Telegraph via Cellar IOD