Hmmm..Swine flu and border closing thoughts

@taface412 (3175)
United States
April 30, 2009 3:40pm CST
This is what I don't get. This morning on the news I heard it's on the verge of becoming a pandemic, but Obama announced that closing the border is not necessary at this time because it is already here. My thing is it got here due to people coming from another country where it was at. And if we are on the verge of a pandemic, wouldn't common sense say...."Hey let's stop crossing the border until it dies out. Because otherwise we might have MORE cases popping up." Just a thought. I say close the border and let it go away. How about you?
4 responses
@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Actually it came from students based in New York that were in Mexico on vacation that brought it here and not people from another country that came and infected others.It is already here and closing the border won't do any good.
@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
30 Apr 09
The strain that is being passed is more mild that what is in Mexico.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
2 May 09
It was not just the students from NY it was anyone who had been in Mexico. There is a KY woman who was in Cancun in April who is now in the hospital due to it.
• United States
30 Apr 09
I am under the belief that it is too late to prevent this from spreading. Closing the borders however is a good idea. I believe that since it is coming from that country we should definitely keep our citizens from directly entering there. I don't know what to think about all the Americans that would be stranded there.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
2 May 09
I know that is a scary thought. They are saying since we are at the close of the flu season it may just die out. And hopefully that is true.
• Brazil
30 Apr 09
There are already cases of swine flu in US, so closes the border won't help. The infected people that are already in US will keep infecting more people, and the cases will keep rising, no matter if the border is close or open. Close the border will only help to increase the economic crises, by reducing the importation/exportation.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
2 May 09
There will be an economic crisis when it booms. Think about it. More infected people with little to no healthcare coverage becoming infected....if you want to look at it money wise. I am looking at it as a general health issue. Temporary closing due to an illness on the verge of a pandemic would be understood I am sure.
@kassdaw (593)
• United States
30 Apr 09
The swine flu is already here, closing the borders won't do anything. It is a contact air borne pathogene it won't help. People could have been infected for several days before symptoms started. For sake of arguement.. You could be infected with the swine flu and feel fine for the next 2 or 3 days then just up and croak.. Anyways closing the borders isn't going to help in any way shape or form, there could already be 500 hundred people caring the virus just along the border in the country.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
2 May 09
So I guess 500 more possible cases won't matter in the whole scheme of things?