Swine Flu

There’s way too much hype over the swine flu (CDC info).  The deaths are in the 100s, and mostly in Mexico.  “Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.”CDC

So, @explicitmemory (who I don’t think I know) tweeted a link to GuideSpot.com’s article about surgical masks.  The @toadstar retweeted it, then I read it, and this is the funniest part:


(from the filenames over at guidespot, I can only assume they are strictly protecting their unattributed photos – i.e. sas.localguides.com/bundles/guides_ep/assets/widget_dEgcm5ag9jLAO3iwIW7S2F.jpg)

on the other hand, this one is hot linked, we’ll see if it stays updated: