I took a ride on the Mexico City subway. Got on in Doctores . Beat by R. Diggs.

Sad news on the swine front. It’s still spreading. To New Jersey! That’s my homestate, man.
See, now it’s personal. I only hope this virus gets wiped out and doesn’t mutate again.

On the financial front, Big Pharma GlaxoSmithKline: UP, and the mega-non-kosher Smithfield Foods:DOWN.
According to this Netflix is where to put your money.

Concerns are still heavy since the CDC upgraded the flu meter to a Level 4 calamity.

And its continuing to have financial repercussions as experts are saying “swine flu will…deepen the global recession.”

On a fairly warm Mexico afternoon, yesterday, I ventured out to see if things had changed. Taking the subway was something I had been avoiding since the news broke a few days ago.
One of the biggest adjustments for the people of Mexico City has to be not going to church. Last night in the Colonia Guerrero, I stopped by the Templo San Hipolito. There was a quickie mass and a little water splash after the priest read a prayer of the Virgin of Guadalupe for the flu epidemic. He also announced that the church wouldn’t hold the special 28th day services for the San Judas Tadeo . i know a lot of kids are bummed about that.

There is a very mild (as far as I can tell) hysteria coursing through city life here. Although people tend to go about their every day, you can’t help but notice the fewer numbers driving and commuting and eating out. The only time the bit of hysteria comes up is If you hear a nearby sneeze or a cough. Most people look at the culprit in disgust or anger, especially if the sneezer or cougher didn’t cover their mouths in one of the two government approved ways: sneeze into your armpit, or into your a disposable paper towel. You could always wear your mask, but I think a lot of people are still on the fence with that one. Maybe the non-mask wearers are just waiting to cop a technologically advanced face-mask like the one created in Japan: the BioMask
biomaska03_4 Here’s to staying flu free in the D.F. (and by now, the rest of the world, too).
Something tells me Spanish grind metal band Pesta Porcina knew this was coming. If this is your cup, download their 2007 demo, here.

Pesta PorcinaMantanca del Porc

Check out:

  • TJ’s Ceci Bastida on the track “Controlar” [Thanks, Josh]
  • The MymyMexico blog
  • Also, it wouldn’t be epidemic season without a few more musical reminders (followed by Mexico City street and subway shots): After the jump

    Anthrax “Air”, Spreading the Disease

    The PharcydePork
    Listen here [Thanks, Jeff]

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    BONUS SWINE FLU video:

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