I was listening to some interesting podcasts on the way, though. The politics of flu contains a thought provoking discussion. Clearly, there is much more to H1N1! For starters, it’s not really just from swine – it also contains avian and human markers. And there are people who already have immunity to the virus, so it’s been around. But more importantly, the way the flu outbreak was reported did not take into account societal responsibilities. Instead of pointing out how deteriorating health care infrastructures contributed to the severity of the outbreak, people were blamed. If they would just take better care of themselves, this wouldn’t have happened!
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