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Run! Hide! Give in to the mass hysteria…it’s SWINE FLU! (but dont’ worry about that regular old flu, it just kills 60 times more people than the h1n1 flu).
That’s right, MNN.com relays some figures from the CDC that to date (as of yesterday), the swine flu has caused the death of 593 Americans and hospitalized another 9,000…yet the regular seasonal influenza usually hospitalizes 200,000 Americans and kills another 36,000.
As a matter of fact, 93% of readers who participated in TreeHugger’s swine flu poll said they thought the pandemic headlines were an overreaction.
Fortunately, if you do get caught up in the swine flu hysteria, we have the best natural way to safe guard yourself against all of those swine flu carrier monkeys walking around out there. It comes via our friends at Inhabitat, and is Bio-Accessories‘ flora-filled face mask…because those plain, white, medical looking ones are soooooo last flu season. Hit up Inhabitat to learn more about the half wearable art, half statement-maker designs by Bio-Accessories.
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.