I was so sad when I woke up and saw that a two year old had died from the flu nearby in Houston. I think it makes us all here in Texas a little bit more anxious.
I've been noticing some responses in the Texas newspapers about the epidemic. Although CNN made no mention of this, The Austin American-Statesman was quick to mention that the victim was from Mexico City. Look at this article: Officials: Boy who died in Texas is from Mexico City
I think it's really interesting that CNN chose not to disclose personal information out of respect for the family, whereas Texas seems to be shouting it from the rooftops. I'm sure this is some sort of attempt to mentally distance the people in Texas from the danger.
In other news, it's creeping up to Austin, slowly. New Braunfels and Comal school districts have suspended classes. They are just south of us here in Austin.
I was really laughing today when I saw a video on CNN that contained interviews of Mexicans explaining where the disease started. Everyone's just trying to point across the border.
United States: It's the immigrants!
Mexico: It's the tourists!
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