Late last week we played a game I referred to as Disaster Scenario. It’s a quick way to check your own preparedness level when rumors of disaster are hyped in the media. Well that and I’ve always enjoyed apocalyptic fiction. After watching the Twitter stream for a while, I feel the need to remind all of our wonderful readers of an important fact.
Eating bacon will not cause swine flu.*
There, I’ve said it.
Please enjoy all the sales on pork (I picked up a bone-in pork loin for 1.27 lb this week.). Mr. Heather was nice enough to cut the loin into pork chops which we froze for future use. Always cook pork to the appropriate internal temperature to kill any bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Did you know that the WHO has changed the name of the influenza to help mitigate the damage to the pork industry? Seriously people, chill out.
Back to your regularly scheduled panic. Or not.
*You see, it’s called swine flu because the virus was originally a germ transferred between pigs. At some point the virus mutated enough to jump to humans. From this point it has been transmitted from human to human like any other nasty bug.