Just when it looked like nothing could trump the Global Economic Crisis, along comes the Dreaded Swine Flu. This may yet prove to be yet another false alarm/overblown SARS-like scare, but the fact that you can catch this from humans (and not just pigs) means that the virus has taken the key step required towards becoming a pandemic. Whether or not it will: who the hell knows. (though you gotta admit that soccer teams playing before empty stadiums is a bit of a mindfuck). Particularly problematic is that it looks like this virus is one of those rare types that is MORE rather than less lethal to people with healthy immune systems, as it sends those systems into frenzied overdrive.
And, I might add, if you’ve got allergies, that means you have an overdeveloped immune system already. So you’re doubly fucked.
And if you’re like me—with one of the highest allergy levels possible without being confined to a bubble—then you’re triply fucked. Thanks, overzealous immune system.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to re-read The Masque of the Red Death.
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