Photographing the flu

May 1, 2009

Masks have become a visual indicator for fears over influenza A (H1N1), formerly referred to as swine flu. The photos above combine the use of masks with other elements, such as attending school, checking a mobile phone or the drama of a black and white image, to produce compelling images.

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Afghanistan’s only pig quarantined in flu fear
Tue May 5, 2009 3:32pm EDT
By Golnar Motevalli
“KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s only known pig has been locked in a room, away from visitors to Kabul zoo where it normally grazes beside deer and goats, because people are worried it could infect them with the virus popularly known as swine flu…….”
“Worldwide, more than 1,000 people have been infected with the virus, according to the World Health Organization, which also says 26 people have so far died from the strain. All but one of the deaths were in Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak.”

While the WHO statistics stated in the story may not be current, the bottom line is that a relative few have been stricken, all but a thimbleful have recovered and the disease has been relatively mild. IMHO, the main hit in terms of social and economic cost to the world is generated by the media.

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Swine flu can be cured effectively by patients having food completely WITHOUT salt. Source- Hindu Vedic medicines


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