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More Evidence the People Aren't Buying Official Pig Panic Scenario

By Michael Fumento

The BBC reports Brits are having "swine flu parties," along the lines of chickenpox parties in which kids are intentionally exposed rather than grow up and catch chicken pox as an adult when it's far more dangerous. These flu get-togethers, though, are probably based on the fallacy that, come the cold season, the virus could be more severe. It won't be, though cold weather does usually make a flu or cold virus more contagious. That said, if there is an explosion of infections come autumn and winter, your child does have a better chance of getting good medical health now. I don't really know what to make of these things.

May 14, 2009 01:13 PM  ·  Diseases (other than AIDS and cancer)