- Decreased Solar Activity which may lead to global cooling and food shortages
- A Continuing Recession
- A Potential Swine Flu Pandemic
Ain't life grand?
On the Swine Flu front the federal government has declared a public health emergency. This will allow them to free up some money and resources as well decrease some of the paperwork in case this really explodes.
Janet Napolitano made two statements during the announcement that deserve to be addressed:
First - 12 million doses of the drug Tamiflu will be moved from a federal stockpile to places where states can quickly get their share if they decide they need it. That's a good move and she should be applauded for it.
Second - Travelers from Mexico will be subjected to heightened scrutiny at airports etc. That kind of ignores a major source of potential problems don't you think? Specifically illegal immigrants. Since Democrats have shown no real interest in securing the border I see this a a big blunder potentially allowing thousands of infected persons into the population.
The next few weeks should be interesting and given the way the Somali pirates were handled I foresee two potential headlines appearing soon:
If the resolution is good -
In Public Health Crisis Obama's Cool Collected Leadership Instrumental in Solution
If things go bad-
Shoddy Work by CDC Failed Obama in Time of Need
AP if you need a headline writer I am available at a reasonable price
The Other McCain has a Swine Flu round-up going.
politics, Obama, Science, Immigration, Swine Flu