The chart at right speaks for itself. The Swine Flu seems to be on the move here in the United States. Make sure you get your shots, especially if you are a person at risk. The latest information I have is that just one shot will work for young or old. Remember, so far the flu is mild so there is no reason to get excited.
Also, watch out for web sites that overcharge for masks. Recent studies support the notion that simple paper surgical masks will works just as well as the N95 numbers that cost a lot more.
One source I found has simple mask for a good price. I am only offering advice. Please check with your doctor for his or her recommendations as to might work the best for you and your family.
I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.