01 May 2009

H1N1 Influenza A

Will everyone stop calling it swine (or 'pig') 'flu and call it by its WHO-approved technical scientific name of H1N1 Influenza A.

Thank you.

What we are being told is "swine flu" is actually a combination of human and animal strains and has not  been shown to be transmissible through eating pork.

So go easy on the piggeries and pork business, yeh? The misnomer is hurting them.

Say what? Influenza 'Flu casualties are now hiring Max 'Goody' Clifford to announce their woes?


Bill said...

There are any number of good reasons to go very, very hard on piggeries. The way many of them treat animals, they deserve to be hurt.

No, you can't get the flu from eating pork, but any reason to stop is a good one. ;)

Busker said...

Ah, in that case you will agree with Zach Works (whom God preserve)