Friday, June 09, 2006

don't bring out your dead

Interesting story, if a bit morbid, about what to do with all the bodies should a true flu pandemic break out. Unsurprisingly, mortuaries aren't equipped to handle thousands of deaths at the same time. One person compared a bad pandemic (US deaths near 2 million) as the equivalent of dropping nuclear bombs on 20 cities. On one hand, there's no radiation with flue. On the other hand, radiation isn't contagious!

If I should buy the (chicken) farm in a flu pandemic, you can burn my body or bury it or whatever's easiest, I don't/won't care!