Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Have any of my Readers got Pig AIDS yet?

RUN TO THE HILLS! PIG AIDS IS EVERYWHERE! WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE A HORRIBLE AND PAINFUL SLOW DEATH! IT'S JUST LIKE 28 DAYS LATER BUT WITHOUT THE ZOMBIES WHO CAN RUN REALLY FAST AND SPIT BLOOD! YEAH, IT IS JUST LIKE THAT!

I tell you what, this Pig AIDS sure is moving real quick, in fact, it's surge around the world is only matched by it's surge into the blogosphere and my blogs of note. I found evidence of Pig AIDS infection here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THIS POST! I'VE GOT PIG AIDS TOO!

Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in California, as 13 people (out of the state's 36.5 million) might have have Pig AIDS. Which bodes well for if he ever gets near the White House, as it illustrates his calm thinking in times of non-crisis. Indeed, the entire world seems to be blindly panicking, perhaps unnerved by a rare reminder of humanity's liminality, weakness and temporary nature...

8 comments:

  1. Obama led the way for Schwarzenegger by declaring a public health emergency. It is my understanding (which is very little) that by declaring a state of emergency, government health agencies can work faster and access the reserve of medicine that is saved for a health crisis.

    No one wants this to be another Katrina, where we saw it coming and did not take sufficient action to prevent or to contain it. Flu epidemics can make sudden shifts--either to huge numbers of those infected or to nothing at all. Let's hope that you are right and it becomes an anticlimactic bad joke.

    In the meantime, if raising awareness (not panic) might help us all wash our hands a little more, pay closer attention to our children's fevers and possibly avoid a very nasty bug, that's not a bad thing.

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  2. PANIC!

    Of course, while the world's economy goes to the dogs, our rancid, corrupt, collusive, morally bankrupt, evil, greedy politicians heave a collective sigh of relief as this media pandemic distracts the plebs from the fact that they take their democratic seats, feed from the trough, screw us out of our tax money, then tell us how to live our lives. BASTARDS! ANARCHY FOREVER!

    But the best story came from The Sun who tracked down the source of the pig plague. A little Mexican boy is pictured and the caption reads: "I'm fine, really. I'm fine". That says it all.

    By now we'd all be dead ten times over thanks to avian flu, AIDS or sent autistic by the MMR jab. If this was a true pandemic then surely someone might have had the sense to close the airports and stop international travel? No...that would be just too fucking easy.

    I hate this stupid fucking world.

    I joked the day this story broke that we'd have someone from the Village of the Damned (Stupid) claiming they had Swine Flu. Lo and behold, a customer came in fresh from the doctors surgery telling us how he'd overheard a telephone call from a worried villager who thought they might be carrying the virus as they had a slightly runny nose. I hope they die choking on their own dribbly snot.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid...

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  3. The famous islamistoz Bin Laden et al. were right! They called Israelies and all Westerners PIGS! and here you see it, it spreads in the US, Europe and Israel at the same time! PIGS PIGS YOU ARE PIGS!

    my bet to you? you will not see a single Swine flu cases in Muslim countries! I owe you a beer Dan if any case shows up :P

    meanwhile my tin foil hat will protect me, since I live here with the pigs!

    ewwwwwww!

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  4. Furedi is a sociologist, not an epidemiologist. I spent the day shaking hands with 150 sniffly kids with ties to the Imperial Valley, San Diego, and yes Mexico. When you are in my position and have used up so many days of sick leave for 2 toddlers in daycare that you actually have to write a check back to your employer, it puts a public health emergency in a different light. Despising people for their fear is petty. I'm all for legitimate criticism of the U.S. healthcare system, the fine line between profiteering drug companies that charge outrageous prices for habitual meds and incentives to continue quality pharmaceutical R&D, employers' culture of double standards in telling people to stay home when sick without providing adequate financial or career support, unethical treatment of hospital workers in Mexico City who were denied medication, and the rationale of each country's response. I just don't see the point of sarcasm or conspiracy theories in this case; is it for sheer entertainment value?

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  5. Jess:

    I know this is close to you, so forgive my flippancy, I suppose my feelings are stemming from UK media and their treatment of the event. I actually think Obama has been restrained and I do think that a state of emergency is still a step too far, even if it is a decision based on safety first thinking. Such thinking can lead people to panic and take extreme measures. I think that attention to the symptoms was already heightened without such scare mongering but I do appreciate that you are at the coal face of this, well nearly and that it is a reality of your current existence.

    Mohamed:

    Heh.

    Glad you brought up the Muslim thing, the Jews and Muslims are laughing all the way to the end of time. So THAT'S why you guys don't touch those things...

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  6. No offense taken. Your flippancy IS amusing even when I disagree. It's good to live in a world where people can point out the emperor is wearing no clothes, but in this case I think it's a loincloth. I just wanted to add my two cents that I'd rather live in a country bracing for a pandemic than one that missed the opportunity to curb it.

    Speaking of elephant whistles, have you been following the US Supreme court case about the Voting Rights Act?

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  7. Jessica:

    I agree with you and I have not been following the Voting Rights Act, I'll look it up but can you fill me in, perhaps a blog post?

    Take care.

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