Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gripe A: Presente, Presente!

Soooo...as if it wasn't enough back in NYC, it turns out that Argentina has an H1N1 outbreak or Gripe A as the natives call it. And yes, the rumors were true, upon exiting the plane on my arrival, all passangers were evaluated by physicians and provided with masks. At least 44 deaths have been confirmed, including 2 babies just today.

These are some examples of the paranoia. The first pic shows a woman in the Subte aka the train. Now let me just remind you that it felt like it was 90 degrees inside the train. The next is a hip restaurant in Alto Palermo...empty...then again it could be that the Argentinians eat late and I was there rather early (around 8ish)....

So yes, the H1N1 Virus is definitely something to be precautious about....but is this an over-hype? Check out this article in Clarin for more examples of "precautions".

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