Arias Whips Swine Flu (Of Course)

Famous flu sufferer Arias is back in public life[He survived. I told you so.] By the A.M. Costa Rica staffPresident Óscar Arias Sánchez is back in public after a week-long confinement at his Rohrmoser home because he had the swine flu. Arias reported that he had a...

El Presidente Has Swine Flu

From A.M. Costa Rica last Tuesday:  “Confirmed flu sufferer Arias to spend a week at homeBy the A.M. Costa Rica staff President Óscar Arias Sánchez has the swine flu and will be at home in Rohrmoser at least until Monday, health officials and Casa...

Jiggering The Numbers

Here's the other thing: of the 985 cases of confirmed HiA, 25 have died. That's 2.5%, a pretty impressive number for a disease. But all the dead were Mexicans. Why is that? We know the baby who came to the U.S. had other health issues. I read that he was...

How Costa Rica Plans To Handle Swine Flu

A commenter left a link to this article. Hal translated it for me:As near as I can tell, they are proposing to kill all the pigs and cows in the country to save us from swine flu. They've dredged up the plan that was made in 2005 for Mad Cow hysteria. Apparently,...

OMG, I Don’t Know My Pandemic Alert Color

Hope I don’t die from swine flu. Which at this moment seems as likely as getting run over by a train. Actually, getting run over by a train is significantly more likely in Costa Rica. I take that back. Getting run over by a train is significantly more likely...