January 2011

Are Pigs Really a Flu Threat to Humans?

Last year’s “swine flu,” later renamed “H1N1 virus” sent many Americans into a panic. Let’s face it—it doesn’t really take much for us to do that. That said, it was a pretty scary disease for a while there, and with so many films about apocalyptic diseases wiping out humanity—not to mention the many diseases we already have, like malaria, that brutally kill—who could blame us in our fear?