The latest update:
The CDC now claim that 20 people have succumbed to swine flu in the United States of America. According to media reports in New Zealand we have at least ten (the students from Rangitoto College). With those sorts of numbers either we are over-responding to an imagined threat or we are the epicentre of this contagious virus.
Despite the worldwide pandemic predictions no-one has died from the disease, except in Mexico. But let’s all remember that Mexico is a third world country and so would be a difficult place to find good health care, especially if you are poor. And there are a lot of poor in Mexico.
The comments on Stuff at the end of a story about swine flu reflect my current lack of concern. Here’s my favourite:
I think this is the beginning of the end. Its just like in the movie “dawn of the dead”. How long is it before the re-animated walk the streets? Soon, thats when! I know that John Key has been whisked away to a secure location as the New Zealand army gets ready for the zombie apocalypse! I read it on the internet so it must be right! Get ready people! This is a virus cooked up in labs so that drug makers who caused 9/11 and the death of JFK can make more money by selling more black helicopters to Elvis.