Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Swine flu (and conspiracy theories)

I just watched a whole bunch of videos about swine flu to see if there was a nice simple summary I could post here. It's amazing some of the crazy stuff that is out there. Not only is there a whole Swine flu conspiracy theory but its wrapped up with chemtrails, the new world order and probably Lee Harvey Oswald if you watch further than I did. You can get all your conspiracy theories covered in one go in this video which takes a look at some of them.

The video above is a nice simple illustration of where Swine Flu came from and reviews some of the topics we covered in class. It also simply explains why we might expect more contagious strains of flu to be less dangerous - it's all down to which part of the respiratory tract they infect.

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