Well, actually ‘tis Swine Flu.
Pause…think of Wilbur telling Charlotte to go fuck herself and releasing a plague upon the masses…continue.
Despite my initial concern, people do not catch swine flu from consuming bacon.
Swine flu is…well, a strain of influenza that used to be a pig problem and is now a people problem. The regular flu kills people every year and this version has been deadly in Mexico, so officials are proactively alerting the public in hopes that folks will take their illish Swine Plague symptoms seriously.
As reported on CNN.com, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the outbreak "is of great concern to the White House."
"I would tell people it's certainly not a time to panic."
Word of advice, B-Gibbs - when you tell the masses not to panic we panic. And if people weren’t planning to get their panic on, morning television’s Swine Flu frenzification will take care of that shit if they have to break out the computer generated path-o-plague map of the world to do it!
Anyhoo, B-Gibbs went on to say...”If you're sick, stay home, get treatment, go see a doctor."
Oh, now that’s precious.
A bitch instantly had a vision of B-Gibbs skipping rocks on a pond!
Of course people should stay home when they are sick…but most people do not for fear of looking undedicated or lost wages. A pattern of illness denial that has only intensified with our current state of fubar economics.
Of course people should seek treatment for illnesses…but doctors and medicine cost money and lots of folks don’t have coverage or extra money.
In Mexico, many of those who have lost their lives to Swine Flu waited until they were very ill to seek medical treatment...and if anyone thinks that couldn't happen here in America is kidding themselves BIG TIME.
Nothing highlights the public health threat to national security that is our lack of a functioning healthcare system like an outbreak of some serious and easily spread shit.
The advice…to wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, stay home if ill and be safe rather than sorry by seeing a doctor early.
The reality...people may or may not wash their hands (nasty motherfuckers!), don't cover their mouth when they cough (ugh...NASTY!) and tend to avoid or can not afford safer rather than sorry medical care.
***logs off to prepare for the Wrath of Swine***