Swine Flu, Jumpin’ on the Bandwagon

Prepare for a market glut of delicious pork treats!

Prepare for a market glut of delicious pork treats!

I have been hearing nothing but ‘swine flu, swine flu, swine, flu’ for the last week or two, and working in a facility with a certain number of hypochondriacs with no medical education, I have heard any number of alarmist points of view. The internet has demonstrated a further ignorance on the part of the majority of the population, and I have recently learned that this ignorance runs to some of the highest levels of authority. Presently, the Egyptian government is considering slaughtering 400,000 pigs in an attempt to prevent the spread of swine flu. Someone might inform the Egyptians that not a single pig has ever been found to carry “swine” flu, and there exists no evidence whatsoever that humans can contract the virus from pigs (especially because they don’t carry swine flu!).

TSJ
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