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False Alarm -.-

I've just finished browsing through the internet, as always, so I thought I'd look at Wikipedia, on the front page, the sentence read boldly '' WHO declares the Swine Flu PANDEMIC to be over''  .  And that brought back some memories , I remembered back in September 2009 , when the first signs of Swine Flu emerged in the schools and malls of the Island of Bahrain, entire schools, both government and private, (including mine ) were closed for up to a month  !! So We thought that it would be a bit fun, ''no school for another month '' slogan was in out heads the entire time. It was only, when we went back to school, that we felt the backlash of it.

The School decided that it had to cancel the Winter Holidays to make up for time lost in the unexpected break, and new Online assignments were given to us ( we weren't used to them :S). All of this made us outraged, but would could we have done ? We were just mere students in the eyes of the Ministry and the Principal,  Perhaps it was the right thing to do , but I still think that the actions were too harsh. ( It also resulted in frequent annoying H1N1 Check ups :S).

When we look at it from this view, the flu did not have a huge impact on the world, a recent research conducted by the WHO ( World Health Organisation) show that the virus killed 18,000 people world wide ( which might sound like a lot) but when compared to other figures that show how many people die of the normal flu, it represented a mere 4 % of all Flu-related deaths out of 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.

Now scientists say that the Flu has disappeared, Did it really disappear ? Was it a hoax ? or was it something more sinister ?


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