Monday, May 4, 2009
So what's up with the swine flu? Ever since the first case erupted from Mexico three weeks ago, the public's uneasiness about the pig-transmitted virus is only growing. Witness the pandemonium: Airplane flight diversions, 30+ cases being reported in New York and Texas (among other areas) and school-wide shutdowns in Boston and Deer Park, NY -- not to mention all those white cough masks.
Treehugger conducted an informal interview with global health and emerging disease expert Laurie Garrett. Garrett is a fellow on the Council for Foreign Relations. She also wrote the book, The Coming Plague.
Suffice to say, I won't be kissing a pig anytime soon. (Try not to think of cuddly, cute sheep dog wannabe Babe.)
JUST SAY NO.