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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu, anyone???

Before you drop your life savings into one of those vacuum-sealed bubbles to escape the new Black Plague…let me drop a little information on you.  Swine Flu ain’t new.  It came knocking on the door back in 1976, and look!  We survived!  The government, always ready with a healthy dose of fear inducing saber-rattling, put out this PSA telling everyone to get their shot.

Enjoy some Swine Flu propaganda from 1976:

You can read all about it and the controversial steps then-President Gerald Ford took to stamp it out here.

And if you want to track swine flu cases in more or less real time, someone went and set up a custom Google Map just for you

posted by Gonzo at 7:50 pm  

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