Swine flu redux
Lost in the still unreconstructed Needlenose ‘middle years’ archive is a rant of mine about the ridiculous wrong-wing fear mongering about 3rd world terrorists using bioweapons and germ warfare – I consider it very unlikely because any such weapon would require high-technology and be very expensive to produce, and would have a disasterous ‘blow back’ on whatever hell-hole the terrorist and his family hailed from.
What we should be worried is the all-natural, all-organic kind of germ warfare – from Mother Nature! Case in point – the recent outbreak of a ‘killer’ swine flu in Mexico. Obama and the Euroweenie leaders need to return to the Status Quo Ante where developed nations lead (and finance) the charge to aggressively combat infectious diseases in the developing world because viruses don’t respect national boundaries – and we are getting dangerously close to “The Big One” of killer pandemics. This is the real and present danger presented by disease.
*Update* Speaking of stoopid wrong wingers, guess who stripped out dollars allocated for pandemic preparadness from the stimulus package? Yep, the same assholes who criticized money allocated for volcano monitoring on the eve of a major eruption near a populated area. Dumbasses.
*Update* See it spread on Google Earth