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Relief for Swine Flu?

Not available in your local chemist.

Not available in your local chemist.

I received this in my email inbox today.  If anyone knows the artist who made this, then let me know so I can give them proper credit.  Better still, if some company ends up making this for real, then I’ll gladly link to them!

Brings new meaning to ‘viral’ advertising.

Many people think wearing a mask helps reduce the risk of catching the flu – it most likely doesn’t (just catch your sneezes in a tissue, dispose of it, and wash your hands).  However, for the paranoid…and creative…

Swine Flu Decorated Mask in Mexico City (Picture: AP)

Swine Flu Decorated Mask in Mexico City (Picture: AP)

And now on a more serious note, have a listen to this 2007 TED conference talk by Pulitzer winner Laurie Garrett, author of “The Coming Plague” and “Betrayal of Trust,” about the facts behind a plague (she refers to bird flu, or H5N1, the scare before swine flu, or H1N1; and the 1918 pandemic):

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