The good news is that they’ve listened to us, and are finding it necessary to change the name of swine flu.
The bad news is they’ve made a lateral movement, addressing neither the concerns of the unconcerned nor the panicked, as I mentioned in a short piece earlier on Schadenfreude.net. Henceforth, swine flu will be referred to as H1N1 influenza A.
That sucks. Thanks a lot major world health organization.
I still don’t care, and now no one will bother to even say it. NO ONE is going to say that whole name. I think one my readers, Fred Mowery, and I had some good ideas in my earlier post. Check those out, major world health organization (still trying not to gloat).
Swine Flu Addendum
Here it is: The flu Gods also listened to what I was saying, and have struck me down with a fever and chills for the past two days (I wrote this originally about two days ago). Note to self, don’t ever make fun of a major disease. I’m going to bed now. At 5:10 p.m. I’m going to sleep. And though I’m going to sleep in our room with the door shut, my wife is going to lie to our 2-year-old son and tell him I’m not home tonight, so he doesn’t want to play with me and thus possibly get sick. He is gonna be pi-issed when he reads this 13 years from now.