The swine flu has many people shook out here in the city of 20-million. Some are expecting an end-of-the-world scenario in Mexico City. The CDC is keeping an extra close eye on the situation, just in case reality starts to resemble a weak made-for-cable movie.
But honestly, the air quality is often so bad, people rock the blue surgery masks anyway.
I’d imagine more people around the country are paying closer attention, now that some kids in Queens came down with what looks like the swine flu. I mean, I wasn’t really tripping until I read this in the Daily Kos. Scary stuff. You know some drug companies are going to get fat off this wave of panic and sickness.
The AP reports today that the city only has enough vaccines, in the case of a serious outbreak, for 1 out of every 20 people. A fresh batch of vaccines could take months to ship.
Who knows where this is all coming from.
Some musical thoughts on the matter:
Green Eggs and Swine–3rd Bass
off Derelicts of Dialect (1991)
Some Gucci Mane: