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VOICE YOUR VIEWS -- SWINE FLU: HYPE, FEAR, REALITY
Early scan

The number of H1N1 victims is rising. It could have been avoided if the Government was pro-active in handling the situation by early screening of people at all airports ,railway station and ports. Utmost precaution is desired now to keep ...


Unfortunate

Media hype about H1N1 influenza is unfortunate. Instead of helping, it has only created panic. Getting viral fever and influenza every monsoon is quite natural. Every year, new influenza strain strikes and its virulence varies. This year this ...


Need proper clinical trials

There is a need for proper clinical trials for treating flu. In case of swine flu, trials are still in progress. There are anti-viral drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza to cure swine. But unfortunately, it takes more than a week to test positive ...


Eliminate fear

Like previously we have had sars and anthrax, this year, it is the swine flu season. So why are we all scared? Diseases come and go. We need to eliminate fear and take suitable precautions. Awareness creation in a positive manner is more ...


Only seasonal

Media is largely responsible for creating the panic over swine flue. The rising number of deaths each day is only adding to the scare. There are so many other contagious diseases that break out but nobody bothers. Swine flue is only a seasonal ...


Be cautious

Swine flu is not dangerous as it is made out to be. But precautions need to be taken. The Government has already published the various “Do’s and Don’ts”. The media hype is only sending wrong messages to the people who ...


Stock well

Swine flu is not a simply disease but a highly contagious one. The Government and people should be alert and take prompt and regular action to arrest the spread of the disease. Enough stock of medicine should be ensured and they should be ...


Right mix

A little bit of fear about swine flu is essential among school children, youths and the adults. In a populated country like ours, the contagious disease can spread like wild fire. If we understand it properly and take necessary precautions, ...


Life threatening

Today, swine flu has become a big threat to people. Fatality reports due to the flue are a major cause for worry. But people should not unnecessarily panic. Everybody should realise prevention is any day better than cure. Physician’s ...


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