Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm ignoring the Swine Flu.

Readers might wonder why I've been silent on the topic flooding the news these days. I'm referring, of course, to swine influenza A, designated H1N1 and colloquially known as the "swine flu."

Simply put: I don't care about the swine flu.

We're really excited about this right now. It's spreading, people have died, etc. But the fact is, tens of thousands of Americans die every year from the regular flu. And do we care? Not a bit.

So, yes, the swine flu is out there. And yes, you might want to take advantage of the airlines' offers to rebook your ticket free of charge if you're scheduled to go to Mexico--not primarily because you'll get sick, which can happen to you right here in America, but because everything will be closed when you get there. Not much fun.

But beyond that, stop worrying about the swine flu and live your life. Oh, unless you own stock in the airlines; in that case, you might as well worry about the swine flu, because until everyone else stops worrying, your stock is going to stay about 20% down from where it should be.

I'm just sayin'.

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