Fashion victim

06 Jun

As you can see…

0606 015 But would I actually wear it?

Well, I may in places like the doctor’s waiting room – a great place to get flu – or on the bus.

See Melbourne the swine flu capital of the world.

MELBOURNE is now the swine-flu capital of the world, with the H1N1 virus twice as prevalent in the Victorian population as it is in Mexico, where the pandemic began.

As Singaporean authorities yesterday advised travellers to avoid Melbourne where possible, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon emphasised there were no domestic travel restrictions in place, despite swine flu breaching the containment protocols in the state…

In total, Australia now has 1006 confirmed cases of H1N1, 874 of those being Victorians.

With the state’s comparatively small population, this means swine flu occurs in about one in 9139 Victorians – more than double the one in 21,860 Mexicans with the virus and triple the one in 27,295 people with swine flu in the US.

The Singapore Government posted a health warning on its website advising residents to defer non-essential travel to Victoria. And it is warning Singaporeans returning from Victoria to be alert for any flu-like symptoms.

Victorian Premier John Brumby yesterday questioned Singapore’s stance…

But of course I am not in Victoria.


Posted by on June 6, 2009 in diversions, health, personal


3 responses to “Fashion victim

  1. Benjamin Solah

    June 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    People aren’t wearing it that much in Victoria either. I’m certainly not considering it. It seems a bit of an overreaction considering the flu’s effects in Australia aren’t much different from a common flu.

    Bet the government is happy it’s taking up the front pages though. Nice diversion for real issues.

  2. Neil

    June 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    To be fair, the story wasn’t prominent…

  3. Benjamin Solah

    June 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Yeah; it’s more prominent in the Melbourne media though.

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