Swine flu is really Chicken Little Disease


I’m probably wrong for saying this, but I’m starting to think they should re-name the swine flu and call it Chicken Little Disease.

Not that I don’t care about the  relative bare handful of folks who actually have this thing, but I’m having a hard time understanding how this qualifies as an epidemic when just over 200 cases have even been confirmed nationwide as of May 3. There are more than 200 million people in the United States, and we’re just under 1 million here in Detroit. Years ago we were actually close to 2 million but, well, things change.

Anyway, the point I’m making here, in case you couldn’t see where I’m going with this, is that there are probably more people living within a four-block radius of my house than have been diagnosed with the swine flu in the entire United States. Just as a comparison, anyone remember how bad AIDS got before someone finally decided that maybe we had a bit of a problem? It was a hell of a lot more than 200 confirmed cases, I’ll tell you that.



Define ‘epidemic’.

SHAMELESS PLUG: Read my wife’s blog @ The “D” Spot Redeux


~ by Keith A. Owens on May 4, 2009.

One Response to “Swine flu is really Chicken Little Disease”

  1. Chicken Little? You know you ought to be shame of yo’ self…But u right!

    Left you a little something

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