I'm teaching in a big class this semester, and the other prof just told me that we've already had 2-3 students let him know they have what is very likely to be H1N1. Since I'm in a high-risk group (gestation makes you something like 6X more likely to die, based on a general death rate of 1% but a death rate in pregnant women of like 6%), and slightly OCD as it is, this totally creeps me out. Every sneeze, cough and sniff I hear in class is going to give me the heebie jeebies, and I'll be bringing my hand sanitizer to keep myself as purified as possible. Still it's extremely likely I'll get inoculated by this environment, and I can only hope it doesn't happen until AFTER I've been able to get vaccinated WHICH ISN'T UNTIL OCTOBER at the earliest!! And when we had our big institutional presentation on H1N1 to the faculty it was not clear (because nobody knows yet) what we should be doing to avoid infection ourselves in the two months of school before the vaccine is available...
Yeecchhghghg, it just weirds me out and makes me feel like everything is dirty. We already showed our class the video on Doing It In Our Sleeves and I can only hope it sunk in!
Mama works at the donut store.
5 days ago