Saturday, May 2, 2009



That's my acronym for the Influenza Formerly Known As Swine.

A friend of mine recently pointed out that the famous influenza pandemic that followed WWI began in springtime with a mild wave, as we are currently experiencing, and then returned far more virulently in the fall; those who had contracted the mild version already had immunities from it, and therefore, did not get the deadly version. So, as my friend asked during our conversation, why should we not all be working hard to personally contract the present strain, so as to immunize us in case it mutates and returns in full force?

Just wondering...

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