This has not been in the media, but a 23 month old near here is fighting for his life, and a pregnant woman just south of San Antonio is fighting for her life. In Mexico, these folks might have died already, but here in the US, folks are getting Tamiflu or Relenza quickly, and we have ready access to ventilators. What this means is that within a couple of weeks, regional hospitals will likely become overwhelmed.
Some local laws now require people who receive a positive AIDS or HIV test result to report the finding to the local health department. Although such local laws have been rejected at a federal level, people still crave the confidentiality. It can be frightening enough to be worried about the results. This scary feeling is only increased exponentially when you take into consideration that your personal health information may be shared with the health department.
And that has people in the government reaching for antacids. We’re being held hostage in an implied sort of way and the president and secretary of state have to tread very lightly when dealing with the Chinese.
While I got high marks for the party, I decided that when the next luncheon comes around things would be done differently. I would put the stress of the party on someone else. That is when I started looking into catering services. As it turns out, I could have hired someone to do all the work for about the same amount of money that I spent doing it myself. While i did like the planning and preparing aspects, it was just way too much to do while trying to do while completing my other daily job tasks.
So we’re left to trust the big conglomerate corporations like Pepsico (that owns restaurants like Taco Bell) to have our health and best interests at heart. Yeah, right. Even the word “conglomerate” sounds dirty, like something you’d order at Denny’s at 2:00 in the morning after an all night bender.I’ll take the conglomerate, Over Easy.
Some experts talk about running water being safer than still water, but studies have found lake water to be among the cleanest because the ultraviolet rays of the sun kill bacteria near the surface. When taking water from a lake or pond, take water under the surface, but near the surface. Check the rate of water that is flowing into and out of the lake. Are there any stock animals or other animals that could make the water impure?
The way the test kit works is very simple. A small spring-action device pricks the little finger. A few drops of blood are placed on the test paper. The sample is sent in an envelope to a lab where the results will be determined. Results are often received over the phone. The privacy is secured with a password. This password is only known by the patient and the lab to ensure confidentiality. You do not have to supply the lab with your name or address. You are provided with a PIN number with your kit that you will use to identify yourself.