The country is currently battling the deadly viral infection – swine flu. Spreading like wildfire, 11,000 cases and 700 deaths have been reported in as little as six weeks, yet we seem to know shockingly little about the H1N1 virus. Our politicians, included.

West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee and Mumbai mayor, Snehal Ambekar have made pathbreaking, and hilarious, observations regarding the spread of swine flu.

And both of them couldn’t be further from the truth.

New York Times


A quick clarification – the disease was originally transmitted from pigs to humans, but spreads fastest from human to human contact.

Remember, knowledge is power guys.

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