Just another day in Cancun, except for the few folks in face masks and the constant chatter about the swine flu affecting other parts of Mexico. People aren't panicked, they're just trying to find a way to take care of their children while the schools are on mandatory shut down and hoping they'll survive the lack of tourists due to the cancellation of flights, cruises and the travel advisories from around the world. It kind of feels like we're waiting for the other shoe to drop, the first reported case of swine flu in Quintana Roo that we know is going to come. People are wondering why tourists who were in Cancun are sick but no one here is infected. There are numerous conspiracy theories floating around, but none I want to speculate about.
In spite of unanswered questions and an understandable uneasiness, I haven't seen anyone panic shopping, there were a normal number of people in the stores and the shelves were stocked full with the exception of alcohol hand wash and Lysol. Most people were not wearing face masks, though most store employees were at Soriana. A lot of them were hanging around people's necks, but they had them.
a personal choice. He said "I don't know, they were in the
offiice so I put it on"
don't they? (I needed bleach anyway, not a flu purchase)
(old news now folks, here's a link to updates on AH1N1 in Cancun)