Whatever happened to the Swine Flu Pandemic?
A few short months ago, all we heard on the news was the latest pronouncements on the Pandemic. God, how they loved that word. If they couldn’t fit Pandemic into a sentence, then they weren’t interested. People were even naming their babies Pandemic.
Night after night, we were gravely told the latest alert status, and experts would be brought on with the latest estimates of the number of billions that were to die. Countries vied with each other for the highest fatalities, and if there were a fatality, we weren’t told where it was, in case there was mass panic and an exodus from the affected area.
No one talks about it now.
Other topics have taken over the headlines, and the Swine Flu Pandemic is but a forgotten memory. If you develop sniffles now, people don’t want to know. That’s yesterday’s news, they say. Swine Flu is soooo not now.
Swine Flu must empathise with that kid from the X-Factor. All that build-up, and then nothing. A massive anti-climax. No companies closing down because they have no staff left. No bodies lining the streets waiting to be collected.
I think Swine Flu may have a legal case for breach of contract. It should be able to sue for false advertising.
I feel sorry for it.
All that build up and then…..