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Swine Flu? Get a Grip! April 28, 2009

Posted by Phil Groom in Current Affairs.
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Getting in a flap over swine flu

Getting in a flap over swine flu

Swine flu. It was in all the newspaper headlines I saw yesterday: Daily Mail, Guardian, Metro, The Sun, The Times; and I guess given the World Health Organisation’s warnings only a fool would be completely complacent.

Even so, it reminds me of Edwina Currie’s salmonella in eggs (remember that?), bird flu, mad cow disease and SARS: panic in the papers but no one I know was hit by any of them; but I do know people who’ve been hit by cars; and I do know people who have been killed by cancer.

At the moment, you and I, gentle reader, are more likely to die crossing the road than by catching swine flu; but the moment someone suggests reducing speed limits in order to reduce fatalities from road traffic accidents, motorist groups are up in arms. What is with these people? Are they worried that if they slow down enough to save somebody else’s life, they won’t get to the doctor’s in time to catch their next sneeze?

Slow down, people: get a grip; and if that’s you who just sneezed: bless you — it’s probably hayfever.

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1. cindy - April 28, 2009

hey, brilliant…have you looked at SS postings on this…he he
I off to Tesco’s to get 6mths supply of bread, milk and eggs before it all runs out…bank holiday in Monday ya know!! ;-P

Phil Groom - April 29, 2009

Cheers, Cindy, glad ya like it 🙂

I’ll head on over to SS and take a look; haven’t dropped by for a few days.

Phil Groom - April 29, 2009

PS: you might find my twitpics amusing…

2. phil - July 26, 2009

for god sake, get a grip, you have a sniffle and fone the doctor? what is it has the whole country become scouse? anything for a couple of days off work. My whole family has a cold, nothing more nothing less, yet this isn’t one of those colds that this whole nation radically calls flu. Believe me if you had Flu, by god you’d know about it! If you’ve got a cold get on with it like any normal person would do! I am sick of this country and all the lying people who will do anything to get out of an honest days work, especially because this sad pathetic government allow them to!!!!!


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