Don’t Panic!

The cartoons in the Guardian are usually driven too much by anger to be funny, but in the wake of the ‘Ohmygod bird flu is here‘ stories, I laughed out loud at this one by Martin Rowson.

But on the bird flu note, an old saying in these parts: “It isn’t the cough that carries you off, but the coffin they carry you off in.” Don’t have nightmares.

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2 comments… Add yours
  • Mosher 9th April 2006

    Isn’t this just another tabloid scaremongery thing? After all, when did you last hear about SARS? We were all going to die of that and that was a human-targetted virus.

    Bird flu is just that. A bird flu. You have to breathe in about 2 kg of infected bird poop to catch it. 100 deaths in 3 years. Worldwide.

    It’s hardly a pandemic.

  • Shooting Parrots 10th April 2006

    Thanks for passing by Mosh. Nice to know you haven’t forgotten us in the land of bird flu.

    Total bollocks, as you say. A story to scare children with, or passing adult readers of the DM.


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