this little piggy went to market
goodness! that's all i have to say. good. ness.
i'm only gonna post one post about swine flu, and then i'm done. only because i don't want to add to any hype that's already created - ha, like this lil blog is gonna cause a tsunami of debate over the matter -
(meanwhile, on CNN: "this just in - toronto blogger creating unnecessary hype over swine flu. she must be stopped!")
but mostly because i think people need a break from the ad nauseum doomsday-esque coverage. everybody and their brother has weighed in on the matter; even paris hilton has thrown her two cents in about her level of concern, responding to reporters that she "doesn't eat that". (um, what?)
i almost cheered when the radio announcer on my morning radio station announced that he's not going to talk about the swine flu just because firstly, everyone else is more than covering it, and secondly, it's getting a little too much hype from people who don't know what they're talking about. epidemiologists and molecular biologists have said that, although it'll get worse before it gets better, this likely isn't gonna turn into any spanish flu pandemic. i'll take their word over any reporter, any day.
furthermore, i haven't heard any mention of the fact that mexico city is an incredibly densely populated area with less health care than what we've got in the states and canada (not to mention the many, many other differences between the countries). it sounds insensitive, but i'm pretty confident with the fact that our health care systems can handle it.
c'mon everyone - let's give the poor pigs a break.