More helpful flu links

Why are people dying in Mexico but not the U.S.? An English translation of an op-ed written by someone who’s lived both north and south of the border. “I suspect that it has to do with the difference in health care systems of the two countries.”

How false rumors can cost lives “I have said that spreading false rumors in time of epidemic costs lives. People have asked me how.” A well-reasoned argument against conspiracy theories.

Oh, and in response to the earlier-posted link to the Maybe it’s that Smithsfield-owned factory farm, a rebuttal. Let’s have the facts. Glad to read this. I find the “It’s The Factory Farm!” slant interesting, worthy of further investigation, but not conclusive. It may still be, but you can’t know for sure.