Swine flu, circa 1976

May Day indeed.

Can we all panic a lot less? Please?

So far, worldwide, the death toll from swine flu is 159 (as of today).

One death in the United States has been reported.

One death has also been caused in the U.S. this year by a giant falling Taco Bell sign.

In the U.S in 2005:
652,091 people died of heart disease and
559,312 people died of cancer

Swine flu is real, and a pandemic concern is valid (cancer and falling Taco Bell signs do not spread like the swine flu) but let’s keep this in perspective.

Here is a public service announcement from 1976. Have a great, mask-free weekend.

Swine Flu

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