Swine Flu Madness
It's sort of crazy to me what is going on right now with Swine Flu...when 36,000 people die yearly in the US alone from the flu, the current reaction seems a bit overboard.
But, as noted elsewhere, that's a preferable reaction than no one taking it seriously. Let's be clear, the current swine flu isn't anything to really worry about - it's what that flu may transform itself into that is truly scary. The phrase I read in John Barry's NYT op/ed the other day that horrified me was "What happens next is chiefly up to the virus."
In the meantime, here's a lighter side of a subject that seems to scare the crap out of most of us: