Flu season is here. And (I don’t know if you’ve heard) this year we have the added burden of worrying about the pigs getting us sick. And the media is all over the pandemic, and making sure you’re not only terrified of the swine flu, but terrified of the vaccine for it as well. The swine flu is going to kill you… and preventing the swine flu is going to kill you… but relax, no one’s trying to kill you… except the government… and big pharma… and your doctor… and the anti-vaxxers. But besides them, you’ll be fine… as long as you don’t catch the flu… or get a shot… ever. Really. Stop freaking out! The only people who have to worry are people who are babies, pregnant, have suppressed immune systems, lung disease, asthma, allergies, a love of bacon, an aversion to ham or go out in public, use handrails, or touch anything that anyone else has touched or possibly breathed on. Seriously. Everything is fine.
Just make a choice… die of the ham flu, or end up like this gorgeous cheerleader:
What’s your take on this cheerleader story and the media hysteria? Are you worried about either flu? Are you getting vaccinated against the seasonal or swine flu?
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