Swine Flu is big in Britain

Wow – this is not good news lots of people in Britain are coming down with Swine Flu.
This article troubled me some..

Britain’s department of health said Thursday that 840 people have been hospitalized with swine flu and 63 are in intensive care. There have been 31 swine flu deaths.

Officials have instructed people not to go to a doctor if they have symptoms but instead to visit a new swine flu Web site or call a flu hot line, staffed by people with no medical training.

Remind me that if I am ever ill with a disease sweeping my country – one that is claiming lives and hospitalizing people – I should go to a website instead of a doctor.

Sounds like a good plan to me.

Refuah Shleima – Good Health and Speedy Recovery to all of our friends in the UK.