27 April 2009

Swine flu

I might feel inclined to panic if the media, the authorities and the telly's talking heads were not already well capable of making a drama out of a crisis without my assistance. (incidentally, does Professor Pennington ever worry about over-exposure?)

Nobody seems able to explain why the poor sodding Mexicans are getting the short end of the stick with over 100 fatalities, while elsewhere the symptoms appear relatively mild.

But here is a rather splendid map of the spread of the disease - if you're into that kind of thing.

In view of the fact that there is now a confirmed case in Spain, I wonder if they will let me back into the UK later this week? As usual on my trips to Spain, I have something of a snuffle (I blame the aeroplane which brings me out) and the old hay fever is rather acting up. And I don't suppose regular doses of San Miguel are likely to be much of a cure.

1 comment:

John A Thomson said...

You should be ashamed! Everyone knows the cure for a cold is a hot toddy, not some Spanish puke water!! :-P