Friday, May 1, 2009

Swine Flu

It's out there and spreading; they say there's no way to stop it going pandemic.

The stupidest thing is how they're trying to re-brand the disease from "swine flu" to 2009 A(H1N1). This is some politically correct nonsense to bail out the pork industry because people are too ignorant to figure out you can't get the flu from eating pork.

Someone tried to tell me it's not swine flu once a human gets it -- it's human flu. Duh, it's called swine flu because its genetic markers are predominantly from swine: initial reports pegged it at 4 parts swine, 1 part human, 1 part avian. Oh, and it originated in Mexico, hence Mexican swine flu. Some people are smart enough to disassociate the disease with Mexicans and pork. Others are more worried about a disease's PR.

Vice President Biden recently made some ill-considered remarks advising people not to get on planes and metros and other confined places (which was immediately retracted).

I know they're trying not to spark a panic and mass hysteria over this, but you gotta ask yourself: Crazy Joe talking or does the Veep know something?

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