Thursday, July 23, 2009

Swine flu toll above 1000

The sum of the national figures counting the laboratory-confirmed swine flu deaths has surpassed 1,000. It means that the "consensus" of our poll from April 2009 has already been proved wrong.


As of today, 59% (454) people thought that the toll before the end of 2009 would be below 1,000. Additional 22% (167) thought it would be below 10,000, additional 4% (34) thought it would be below 100,000, additional 3% (23) thought it wold be below 1,000,000, extra 2% (17) thought it would be below 10,000,000, while a whopping 10% (81) thought that the toll would exceed 10 million.

Please feel free to vote again and/or edit your vote. My vote in April was 1,000-9,999 so it's "alive".



Michal Tučný's classic country-music song, "Everyone is already in Mexico", was recently modified to explain that swine flu is in Mexico, and one shouldn't be drunk all the time, which reduces his immunity. :-) The music above is the original song.

I think that the disease has already gone mainstream. Britain has 100,000 cases so all ideas about quarantines and demonization of all hypothetically infected must be forgotten. ;-) But I also think that it has been showed that this virus doesn't differ "profoundly" from other "seasonal" types of flu that (so far) kill many more people per year (36,000 just in the U.S.) and that the special care given to swine flu may be called a hype.

3 comments:

  1. i don't speak Czech :(

    there is some subtitled version ? ??

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  2. The lyrics are not that important! It's just a song:

    Where are all they and where am I? Why everything ends what begins. Bad luck is gluing to me because it's used to, everyone's already in Mexico.

    Everyone is already in Mexico, Buenos Dias (good morning?), I am also going. At least I will hear the nice music that is played in Mexico.

    ...

    Where is my horse who should have carried me? Through the mud of roads and the dust of towns. He was pretending that it was not his business. He has probably went to Mexico.

    Where is the girl I used to like? She should have been standing on the corner. With a freckle on her little nose, she is probably being carried somewhere in Mexico.

    Everyone is already in Mexico, Buenos Dias (good morning?), I am also going. At least I will hear the nice music that is played in Mexico.

    ...

    Where is my dog who should have protected me? Why didn't he bark, where did he go? Without his neckband and muzzle, he's probably wondering through the Mexico.

    Where is our famous gang? The terror of the saloons and the terror of the banks? They have made me the only convict for the crime, and they're already in Mexico. [I never noticed that this was the point here haha!]

    Everyone is already in Mexico, Buenos Dias (good morning?), I am also going. At least I will hear the nice music that is played in Mexico.

    ...

    Where did the barman go, he was standing here a while ago? And the group of chaps he was playing with. Just a warrant with my picture is hanging here, and the others are in Mexico.

    Where is the man who was standing here? And the babe who was getting drinks from him? Sheriff is just touching the doorknob. It seems I should already have been in Mexico, too.

    Everyone is already in Mexico, Buenos Dias (good morning?), I am also going. At least I will hear the nice music that is played in Mexico.

    ...

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    The parody is actually even more funny but the music realization of it was less than professional, so I didn't include it.

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  3. http://unn.edu.ng

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