Times Of Fear In Puerto Vallarta
Article by Tim Longpre
Swine flu has infected a few people and has managed to spread fear in the rest of the millions of people in Mexico. The rhythm of Mexico City has greatly been affected as this busy city saturated with warm friendly people is suddenly empty now. People prefer staying at home and are avoiding meeting with people too much. Catholic Masses were canceled on Sunday everywhere and the soccer teams played for an empty stadium. The rising death toll, the unknown cause and treatment of this disease has forced many to avoid public transport and stay home as much as possible. Fifteen people are expected to have died because of the virus already all between the age of 25 and 37. Perhaps young adults have been victims so far because they tend to hang out more in public places. Though this strain has never been seen before, it shows similarities to the Spanish influenza epidemic which occurred in 1918- 1919 and killed millions of people.
Michelle Mohr says