August 23rd, 2016
On da radio dis morning, I heard something dat kinda made me scratch da coconut shell. I didn't hear da full segment and I'm more than likely missing some information but based on da bit dat I 'heard', da State was meeting on how to warn and notify da public about da zika virus.
Now I don't know about you but I would like to know immediately about any (potential) virus outbreak dat could affect da general public whether it be a single case or contained to a specific area especially considering if da symptoms are not immediately displayed. Furthermore, if da source is something we are all exposed to - such as a mosquito - it would be prudent dat those who want to take precautions are able to do so.
Now about dat meeting, I'm still shaking my head cause if they need to meet on how to warn/notify da public, how did they accomplish da "notification" of da Hepatitis A outbreak? Now please don't say it's a City - State thing.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Are there really guidelines on when to notify da public? 5, 10 or 25 confirmed cases? Hospitalization? I understand dat panic is definitely something dat no one wants but if it's something dat common folk can do to help prevent something, then why shouldn't we know? If you say it's spread via mosquito, I'd go around da hale and empty pooled watah or if we're heading to an area wea there might be mosquitoes, we could spray some repellent on ourselves. If you say it's shell fish borne, we'd stay away from shell fish. If it was in a certain part of da island, we'd stay away etc.
How many times in our life had we come across da question, "had we known?" But then again, there have been many a times we've asked dat question and done nothing as well but shouldn't dat be 'our' choice?
If anyone knows da 'full story', please share as I'm a bit confused since I only caught a bit of it but then again, government is know to be confusing.