Apr 29, 2009
Better Reading Material
If I had known that a full blown pandemic was imminent I would have chosen a different book to read. I am currently reading "Wastelands" a collection of post-apocolyptic short stories. More than a few of the authors chose fast spreading viruses to kill off the human race. WHO announcing that we are now in Phase 5 on the pandemic scale is frightening, especially when their spokesperson announces that this "poses a threat to all of humanity".... yikes.
Everybody knows that the media blows things way out of proportion. But this is the World Health Organization. That is some serious shit. I plan on stocking up on tissues, antiseptic hand gel and some orange juice (I think OJ has mystical virus combatting properties.) Please don't take it personally if I see you and don't shake your hand. It's one of the few things I can do to protect myself, other than holing up in a cabin in the mountains with a long range rifle to keep the infected away from me and mine.... (you just know there are people already doing that.)