This has nothing to do with cooking, really. Gasp! Well, excuse the heck out of me for a short (maybe not) rant about the flu that Swine don't spread, but that is definitely making a bundle for the drug industry. In a struggling economy, I guess that would be the ticket to wealth and a happier life. Buy into pharmaceutical stocks.
Talk the government into fining individuals for not getting a shot or inhaling a dangerous vaccine. Insist all school children be vaccinated. Push media hype on the big epidemic that doesn't exist. I did have a case of "Swine Flu" myself, and guess what? It was the mildest "flu" I've ever had. I really cannot believe some of the invidious things people will do to make a buck. It's hard to know where to start. Maybe with the mercury content beyond safe levels, aluminum and other toxins? Or, with the fact that more people died from polio after mass vaccinations?? Meanwhile, folks,on the bright side, there are inexpensive natural remedies, such as Vitamin D, which is an excellent preventative.
The Examiner.com, is a good place to start, by asking some questions we should all be considering. If you have elderly parents, children in school, are a health care provider, etc. etc., or just someone who believes what mainstream news sources, like the recent 60 Minutes infomercial, are pushing. More information here.