I suspect 90% of colds and flu are caused by sticking your finger in your nose. My nose runs all the time. I involuntarily wipe the back of my hand across my nose a lot.
It does seem like we’re overreacting to the H1N1 A outbreak. If you consider 36,000 people die every year from the usual strains of flu and only 150 have died from this one. All but one occurred in
The authorities are afraid of this one because it’s entirely new and they’re not sure how it will mutate.
For evolution skeptics you might consider viral mutation as part of the mountain of evidence. (Had to get that in)
I’m not sure why it’s called swine flu. It has an Asian pig, an American pig, an avian and a human gene.
This flu is being spread by humans, not pigs!