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And the swine flew…

My head ached. My spirits were low. What with the constant media buzz on that swine of a flu, and rumours of ‘terror threats to India‘ and everything else!

I have been meaning to write a post on Swine flu, for the last couple of days, but just couldn’t bring myself to looking up links for factsheets on Swine Flu.

However, after a little meandering today, I eventually found the serious stuff here (UK) and here (India). Do take a look.


[Image courtesy: Prats blog and Twitter]

Also ensure you read the side-effects of Tamiflu here. It is said to cause suicidal tendencies! So beware. But if you do intend remembering me in your will, just let me know 😉

So! Why did I write this boring post today?

One, because I think its necessary to know the facts on this pandemic. We are all rather panicky because the media keeps reporting news of Swine flu-related deaths.

(As you probably know, this is just like an ordinary flu, except that you feel REALLY REALLY sick. And then, ofcourse, you must have treatment administered soonest! But otherwise, if all you have is a regular cold, then please do not panic. And do not waste valuable resouces.)

And Reason No.2 (the real reason) – to lighten the mood.

Confused? Read on!

The following is an excerpt – of people commenting on the Swine flu news on Rediff.

This is the original comment made by an anonymous brainy guy.

by paloalto on Aug 10, 2009 11:50 PM

all swines in india must be killed and burnt to ashes with immediate effect. no swine no flu. am dead serious about this solution.

And these are the various responses it evoked:

Response 1 on Aug 10, 2009 11:55 PM

What an IDEA sirjee..!!! No wonder, there are such brains still alive in dis country…!
Response 2 on Aug 11, 2009 12:10 AM

Should we gut all chicken to eradicate chicken pox?


Response 3 on Aug 11, 2009 12:44 AM

Can u give ur Number pls.

(ROFL! Wish we could hear the conversation!)

Response 4 on Aug 11, 2009 01:14 AM

Terrific..but save your skin as well…You have demaned for killing all swines..Mind it !!!

(Ouch! That backfired, didn’t it?)

Response 5 on Aug 11, 2009 12:08 AM

thank god this guy didnt suggest all tamils should be killed and burnt to ashes with immediate effects. no tamils no tamiflue…lolz

(Saved the BEST for the last :-))

Edited to add:

Another comment was from someone, asking Raj Thackeray to help, as he was ‘the only strongest man who could fight H1N1’!!! Will paste the exact text if I find it on the site again.

Read the entire post here (It features around the 20th comment or so, starting from oldest)

So yeah, I logged into Rediff quite poker-faced. But logged out, feeling a wee bit light-headed 🙂

Hope you had a good laugh too.

And do take care, my e-friends!