Friday, May 1, 2009

I dig on swine!

I'm not scared of swine flu and you shouldn't be either. I'm not going to play the whole media hype card, because, having been a member of the media, I realize that media hype is not possible unless it is fueled by the public. Here's the truth about swine flu, according to the CDC and World Health Organization. You see that? One person has died. ONE. Usually swine flu doesn't even require medical treatment and the symptoms are not as severe as the regular old run-of-the mill flu. The reason that this is news is because there's a new strain that can be transmitted between humans, and not just from pig to human. Nothing to get all worked up about. Diseases are constantly mutating. Just wash your hands and don't pick your nose. You'll be fine.
In fact, you're far far far more likely to have a slew of other more deadly diseases including cancer, AIDS, diabetes, heart disease and the list goes on and on.
But, in case you're still worried, click here to find out if you're at risk: Do you have swine flu?