Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A flu by any other name...

While the world is reacting and reporting on the swine flu epidemic, there was a lighter story out of Israel this week. Apparently, some folks in the health ministry decided that because pig isn't Kosher for both Jews and Muslims, that the term 'Swine' flu was offensive, so they went to calling it Mexican flu.

Of course, then came the formal complaint from the Mexican Ambassador to Israel. Sometimes the stupidity in this world astounds me - people are dying around the world, and we're arguing over what to name the disease.