So, what's up with this swine flu? Oh, I'm sorry, excuse me...we're supposed to call it H1N1. Apparently, a lot of people are thinking that because it's swine flu, we can get it from eating pork products and the butchers across the world are getting all in a tizzy about it. Basically, it's the love child of the avian flu, the swine flu, and the human flu. All mixed together and then mutated. It's the perfect storm. When I think of a mutated virus strain, I picture teeny tiny microscopic zombies walking around and infecting people. Thank goodness we don't all walk around with microscopes, because HEEBIE JEEBIES! That'd be a terrifying site to behold.
You can prevent infection, however. Mostly common sense stuff. Wash your hands frequently. Use some of that alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover your sneezes and coughs. Don't breathe in when someone around you sneezes or coughs. Just don't breathe at all, if you can help it. Don't make out with strangers. And for heaven's sake, don't make out with pigs. Or birds.
Take two a day and call me in the morning,