Las Vegas proves elusive to flu germs so far.
Ahh January, no more 'major' holidays for a while. In some places, snow is still quite visible and falling all around I'm sure. It's a pretty peaceful month to sit and recover from any New Years partying one may have done. For others, the month is nothing but a warning for an unpleasant guest by the name of.. well.. the flu. Oh yes, that microscopic little bastard who ruins everything for everyone during winter months.
Not only is the flu a complete party pooper, it is nearly impossible to avoid its presence. Especially in large cities such as Las Vegas. I'm sure anyone who has experience with city life understands what 'flu season' really means. It's a horrifying epidemic that locals see as something worse than say, the plague meeting a mass of apocalyptic zombies. It may seem like an over the top comparison, but have you ever seen a city full of flu ridden folk? It has a strangely disturbing sight to it.
Lucky for Las Vegas though, the flu seems to be lagging in its visit. This has given local hospitals a chance to prepare and set up emergency tents in case the hospital overflows with patients. Seems more zombie/plague like when put in those terms, doesn't it? Somehow the flu managed to arrive a month earlier than expected, and has infected 47 states so far, yet missed such a huge city.
Honestly, I would have bet on Vegas being one of the first down. Each and every day for a hundred and something years, people have been arriving to Vegas from around the world. So it seems a bit doubtful some sort of disease wouldn't have made its big debut anywhere it can on the strip. Maybe Vegas is a lot cleaner than we think, and take the 'employees must wash hands before returning to work' signs more seriously than they lead on.
Whether you're a local, or just visiting for a short time, remember to take precautions. Remember what your mama taught you about getting sick? Yeah, now would be the time to use that advice wisely. It may be hard to differentiate some of the people you may run into up and down the strip when it comes to the flu.
You'll come to notice the strange people who lurk about up and down the strip coughing and wheezing. Not all of them are infected with the flu... but it's best to stay at a distance in case they are. Or in case they're infected with or something worse than the flu. Oh boy, that's a trip ruin-er for sure.
Just make sure to keep your personal bubble clean and un-invaded, get enough sleep, and avoid buffets during flu season. Most of all though, local or not, good luck to those in Las Vegas during this flu season. Sharing doesn't always have to be caring.
By Paulette Thomason
contributing author – www.adultlasvegasescorts.com