Monday, June 15, 2009

People are weird

People are weird, you know? So there's this nasty disease out there, one that kills some 1-5% of the people that get it. So, of course, you would think that people would work with hte public health authorities in trying to make sure it doesn't spread, right? If they thought they had it they would try to make sure they didn't infect others, they'd go to hospital, yes?


Many sick passengers who flew to Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam took fever reducers to cheat temperature scanners at the airport, leading to the discovery of several infected cases later, state media reported at the weekend.

Nguyen Van Chau, head of Ho Chi Minh City's Health Department, was quoted in state-run Tien Phong (Vanguard) daily as saying "a series of passengers" took fever reducers three hours before arrival.

"That's why when they passed through the airport, the body temperature scanners skipped them," Chau said.

Vietnam has confirmed 26 people infected with H1N1 flu, 23 of whom came by air after traveling in the United States or Australia. Three others fell sick after coming in contact with the infected travelers.

The country requires inbound passengers found with fever to be isolated for seven days.

Clinical investigations of the infected cases revealed they had taken fever reducers, Chau said.

Nope, people would deliberately conceal the fact that they were infected, deliberately try to infect others for their own selfish reasons.

As I said, people are weird.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

Everyone is self-centred but some make it into an art form.