Thursday, 30 April 2009

Virtual Anatomy: Swine Flu annoyance

Of course I have a vested interest in this whole Swine Flu H1N1 outbreak and obviously like most rational human beings I am really starting to hate the paranoia that is being spread about into the minds less rational folks, and this is from the people who want to help us. Can you blame the tabloids when people trying to help us give them so much fuel for the fire. I'm pretty sure the amount of people who have caught this outside of Mexico has barely broken triple figures and deaths probably less than ten. It will and has already spread very quickly for sure but that's no reason to believe that this is anything as dangerous as the Spanish Flu or H5N1 which poses a significantly bigger threat to lives than this flu which is slightly more dangerous than the regular seasonal flu that occurs every year, the difference being that this caught a lot of people (particularly the WHO) with their pants down and they don't have a truly 100% effective vaccination. The only people benefiting from this stupid crap are the pharmaceutical companies who are absolutely loving this (while raking in the shiny penny's) blind hysteria being spread by Margaret Chan and co right now. You just know that everybody at the WHO is self-harmer who slits their wrists every night...

Swine flu: 'All of humanity under threat', WHO warns. Are they actually serious??? What a joke. What impact is this going to have on my project? Well who cares about almost guaranteed to kill H5N1 when it can't spread from human from human yet. Yeah, what a lame disease, ain't no human to human H1N1 swine flu. Of course the irony is like every illness going each yea I will end up catching it, except I'm not going to die and I won't go to the doctor's either. Take that you fear-mongering freaks.

Do I have Pig Flu?

P.S. I am also now an official lame-o blogger.

1 comments:

tutorphil said...

For a great history of fear-mongering, have a read of this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fear-Cultural-History-Joanna-Bourke/dp/1844081567/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241114379&sr=1-1

A great read, and very comforting, because it confirms the idea that humans need something of which to be afraid - the thing itself - swine flu, terrorism - is just a macguffin...

If you're a saddo-blogger, what does that make the guy who reads them? :-) I think your blogs are far from sad, indeed, I'll be using yours as an example of good reflective practise at Wednesday's validation event, of which, you, I believe, are also part... good luck tomorrow with the technical fly-thru stuff, I hope you get what you want...