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Swine Flu Mania!

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2009_04_swineflu1.jpgThe Times reports: "As more cases of the new influenza emerged on Tuesday, deepening worries about a possible pandemic, several nations slammed their borders shut to pork from the United States and Mexico. Wall Street analysts predicted a sharp decline of pork sales in grocery stores, and some consumers began steering clear of pork chops." PSA: You do not get the swine flu from eating swine. (You get it from that sickly looking kid on the subway.) In fact, health officials and the pork lobby are trying to get everyone to call it the H1N1 virus. [NYT]