Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Information

So now everybody is scared about the Swine Flu, probably with good reason. A global pandemic could shut down global trade and exacerbate a global recession turning it into a global depression. I don't think this is going to happen, however it doesn't mean the potential doesn't exist and I don't have a crystal ball.

The article posted is by a doctor who seems to think we shouldn't worry, but should take precautions.

I don't know enough about this yet to make a determination, however, as the article points out - we lose around 36,000 people per year to the flu......so far we've lost zero in America to the Swine Flu. Some are speculating this is because we have better access to health care than Mexico.

This is certainly something to watch and be aware of, maybe vacationing in Mexico is a bad idea for now, but going on with your daily life is the right answer.

Scott Dauenhauer CFP, MSFP, AIF