Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Flu Formerly Know As Swine Flu

The cat is out of the bag or the pig is out of the pen, I can't remember not to call it swine flu. It isn't a funny situation, but I take humor where I find it. My son chided my response to the gov's name change by reminding me it is a devastating time for pork farmers. Personally, I am not afraid of dead pigs or pork products. I am not sure I would want to be hanging around any live pigs now but I wouldn't anyway. Too stinky. Typical city dwellers response. Pigs stink.

There is sometimes a silver lining to bad situations. One health official commented Americans may fare better than Mexicans in surviving a case of that flu because of our better nutrition. We usually hear about the health hazards of an obesity epidemic. Now we learn it might be helpful. Who knew.

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