Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Crisis Came. Mexico Didn’t Fail. Surprised?

The New York Times, 5/9/2009

MEXICO CITY — Just for argument’s sake, let’s compare Mexico’s management of the swine flu epidemic that broke out here last month with China’s handling of SARS in 2002. The Chinese initially tried to deny there was an outbreak, were slow to combat its spread and resisted cooperation with foreign investigators. By the time SARS was brought under control, more than 700 people had died.

Mexico’s conduct has been different. The authorities may have been slow to identify the threat, but once they did, they quickly notified international health agencies, acted efficiently to prevent the epidemic from mushrooming, and began working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. As of Friday, the death toll was 45.

Read the rest of this excellent article in the New York Times. Contrary to what most of the mainstream media in the USA would have you believe, Mexico has done a good job with the swine flu epidemic, and yes, I repeat YES, Puerto Penasco is a safe place to visit and live!