The Flu Pandemic

Well, the first cases of swine flu in Illinois have been confirmed, including 2 cases where Sara works. Which, obviously, reminds me of this song, by the Flying Fish Sailors:

Nothing can cheer you up about deadly flu faster than a pirate band.

I’m not sure what the deal with the swine flu is. I feel like people are trying to make me flip out about it, but I just can’t bring myself to be that worried about it. As far as I can tell, with less than 100 cases confirmed in the U.S. (that’s about .00003% of the population if I did my math right) and only one death, it is far far less common or deadly than the regular flu. Now, certainly it could continue to grow and then maybe we should start to worry, but it seems to me like the incidence is much lower right now than the reaction.

Well, the good news is, there is a website you can go to,