Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Iceberg Still Not in Sight

5 dead out of 40 confirmed cases. That's 12.5% and according to the official numbers. The strangest part of it all is that the number of confirmed cases isn't rising fast enough to match the kind of stress our health system has been undergoing over the past couple of weeks. Our detection of the disease seems to have failed.

In the meantime, an increasing number of parents have assessed -- with the help of Google -- the risks better than our current slate of politicians and have decided to keep their kids at home until the storm has passed or official numbers start making more sense. Whichever comes first.

We will obviously need to set up a fact-finding committee to learn why the protocol did not spare each and every life that was lost.


Kozémotandé said...

It seems figures no longer matter for those who decide on our behalf except when they can be distorted to suit their political purposes. The Minister of Education's gymnastics with the number of absences and the number of pupils who have supposedly returned to schools make pityful viewing on television. It is so hard for some to accept their errors and make amends. The floods syndrome is alive and kicking.
Le peuple admirable n'est pas dupe heureusement comme en témoigne la sage décision des parents de ne pas exposer leurs enfants au virus avec le fameux protocole qui consiste à ouvrir bien grand toutes les fenêtres des classes en ce temps hivernal.
The basic facts are that people are dying, we are not being told the truth and the stock of Tamiflu is not sufficient. In the meantime statistics are being mainipulated, schools are obstinately used to spread the disease and we are asked not to go to hospitals! Welcome to Paradise Island.

Anonymous said...

1 machine to test 1,200,000 people for the swine flu
The new Loterie Nationale has installed 40 machines for the same population.
We are on the Titanic, Iceberg or no Iceberg.