Turning the tables on the pigs

In a hilarious turn of events, it looks as though a Canadian farmer may have given the swine flu to his pigs… Of course, he likely made a more virulent strain of the flu in the process – one which will probably kill us all – but, as it sounds funny, I’ve decided to post it here in hopes of getting one last cheap laugh.

Meanwhile, here at home, there are now 37 suspected human cases in the state of Michigan.

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  1. Brackinald Achery
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Probable, possible…

    “Of the 39 cases in Michigan, two have been confirmed to be the H1N1 flu.”

    I know two people off the top of my head that got regular old flu in Ypsi this past week, which by the way kills 36,000 people or so in the US every year. I’m surprised no one cared enough about public health to shut down the whole goddamn city.

  2. Paw
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    I hear a lot of people, Jon Stewart included, making light of the fact that public health professionals and people in the press are taking this flu so seriously. It seems as though, since few people in this country are dying, they don’t see it as a real threat. I suppose they’re rather people wait until people actually start dying before trying to deal with it. Unfortunately, however, that’s not possible. What we knew getting into this was that people were dying in Mexico of an aggressive cross-species flu. Given that, they did everything correctly. Next time, it could be worse. We’re fortunate to have this dry run.

  3. Brackinald Achery
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    = embarring hysteria debacle.

  4. Brackinald Achery
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    = embarrassing spelling debacle.

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