if things go bad, know I love all of you

I fell to my knees with a bloody nose in the shower this morning, overcome by dizziness. Beyond two potentially bruised knees, I seem to be okay now, if a little shaky. I went for a successful breakfast with Nicole, Lawrence and Christopher-Dan without any more medical anomalies, so I’m not really sure if I should be worried. Any ideas as to what it might have been?

Also, in unrelated news, the avian-swine flu I linked Warren to yesterday might turn out to be the next pandemic, only about two random genetic mutations away from wiping out 5% of human life on earth. Let’s hope it’s too virulent to survive, hey?


Tests have confirmed that eight New York City schoolchildren had a type A influenza virus, likely swine flu, city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden said on Saturday.


A new flu virus suspected of killing at least 60 people in Mexico has the potential to become a pandemic, the World Health Organization’s chief says.

On the ground:

I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from ’under control’… two of my partners who worked in this hospital (interns) were killed by this new virus in less than six days even though they were vaccinated as all of us were. The official number of deaths is 20, nevertheless, the true number of victims are more than 200…

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