Having watched the news and read stories online, I am reminded that we are dealing with a new flu strain that we are just learning about but there is no need to panic or to lock myself in a room alone.
Precautions and proper hygiene are always essential and during this outbreak, very necessary to help protect myself and others.
The flu has come to Connecticut, see these CT Post articles:
Stratford man likely victim of swine flu
Southbury man is 'probable' swine flu case
Of course, the flu can always be deadly, see this CNN article:
Regular flu has killed thousands since January
What are we doing in the Church to plan and prepare? I am visiting these sites and gathering info.:
Planning for Pandemic Influenza (Episcopal Relief & Development)
Pandemic Influenza Planning for Parishes.pdf (National Episcopal Health Ministries)
Preparedness Plan for Pandemic.pdf (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Davenport, Iowa)
Emergency/Pandemic Planning Powerpoint (Anglican Diocese of Niagara)
as well as...