its a great name though, SWINE FLU!! , the world must surely end now. the pigs will kill us all. how very george orwell!! i cant imagine the same media panic if it were rabbit flu, or donkey flu. but the spectre of the controlling pigs from animal farm is ingrained in a whole generation of people, and so we are all supposed to be afraid, be very afraid.
remember bird flu, that was so innocent that they had to rename it avian flu in order to make it sound slightly scientific and scary, and all because nobody took 'chicken flu' seriously as a name.
ok, so this has the potential to be serious(ish) but when its compared to malaria or hiv or even normal flu, then its all a bit of a lightweight media driven panic. notice how it all went quiet in the press whilst the mp's in parliament were caught with their hands in the till, but now that dodgy mp storys dont sell as amny papers, we are suddenly all going to die from pig flu again!!!
"imagine the size of his balls!"