Hospitals Restricting Visitors Due to Swine Flu
Hospitals around the country are beginning to restrict visitors due to concerns they may bring swine flu with them.
Many people, even those who get flu shots for other forms of flu, seem resistant to the idea of taking the swine flu vaccine.
Yesterday, stuck on a plane that sat on the runway for over an hour, I couldn't help but wonder if I was being subjected to someone else's flu germs. I wondered what measures airlines would take during the next few months to protect passengers from each other. Will we all be flying with facemasks? Or will airlines require certification that passengers are free of flu symptoms before allowing them to board?
I pretty much stopped flying in early 2008, due to the time and hassle involved with security. I'm just not willing to arrive at an airport two hours before departure, stand in line and then sit cramped among strangers for hours, unless there's a really good reason.
I have more concerns about catching something on an airplane than I do visitng a jail. I've already gotten a flu shot and will also get the swine flu shot. But what about those who resist? Is it fair to put restrictions on their public movements? Or is it necessary for the greater good?
|< Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Put a Sock in It | Monday Night Open Thread >|