Laredoans don't need nudging when they're asked to attend menudo or tequila tasting events, as LaredoTejas noted. But when it comes to matters of well-being, the locals are not as eager to go see the doctor or get immunized against the flu. This reluctance to take command of one's own health is not good, especially when Mexican health officials worry about the resurgence of the H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as the swine flu.
2009 was a big year for swine flu; Demand for flu shots was incredible. But now our concern for H1N1 is practically non-existent. Thankfully we have celebrities to remind us that the threat of infection is always there.
Squemish individuals aside, LaSanbe applauds the efforts of those who promote healthy living by getting the flu shot, even if the flu season started months ago. Stay healthy, Laredo.