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…..
Have you noticed an anagram of pandemic is panic dem?
.-= not twitter´s last brainfart .. Adding up =-.
Heh! I hadn’t. Nice damp? Nah. That doesn’t work.
Maybe – now the drug companies have made a fgood ew million from all the vaccines and Tamiflu sales – they don’t need to push the story any more. The drug companies love Pandemics.
Welcome, Joe! I would say there is more than a grain of truth in that. It wouldn’t surprise me then if there were a resurgence in the story soon to boost the companies profits for next year?
I was wondering about that too.
Do you remember years ago they sent out some kind of ‘stuff’ (technical term), for some kind of nuclear attack or something like that.
Waste of bloody money, the thing went out of date and needed chucking, more crap in the landfill.
.-= Val´s last brainfart .. Merry Christmas! =-.
Val – I know the yokes you mean – Iodine tablets? Everyone in the country got them…. except me. I’m still waiting and hoping Sellafield doesn’t blow its top first. 😐