When did the swine flu get to be bigger than the Beatles or Jesus? The last I checked, it was just a flu. Actually a pretty mild one at that. So how did this somewhat ordinary flu become a pandemic, and the cause of controversy over forced vaccinations & mass quarantines?
This flu is supposed to be so big and bad, that I almost didn't realize that's what Cute Hubby had, which he passed on to me. (which originally came from Babyzilla, who got it from her father, ect., ect.) I almost didn't realize how many of my friends, family, and neighbors have had this "really bad cold", which none of us seemed to realize was swine flu. Why is that? Has such a stigma been put onto this flu that we dare not mention it by name in association with ourselves? How many of you have had the flu already and not realized that's what you had? Yet every other year we most certainly know and identify the flu. Why not this year?
And if you were to draw a pie chart of how many people died from the swine flu compared to how many died from any other flu, wouldn't it all look the same?
So why is swine flu such a big "celebrity" this year, and who stands to gain the most? Why do people at work react like I've committed some kind of sacrilege for calling out with it? It's not the plague, so why is it being built up like one?