The recent outbreak of swine flu cases in Mexico and the U.S. probably warrants aggressive action — mostly preventative measures — but just how bad is the outbreak really?
The World Health Organization recently raised its pandemic alert level to Phase 4, which sounds pretty scary. What’s Phase 5, where everybody’s faces melt off like in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? Because, you know, that would suck. Even the word “pandemic” sounds terrifying, as if we’re living during the height of the Bubonic Plague.