Swine Flu Stops Catholic Wine-Swilling in Brooklyn. Also: "Black People Hardest Hit" Angle Found
Don't like the religious angle? How about Swine Flu Strike City; Blcks, Latinos Hardest Hit? We shit you not: in the Daily News today, Juan Gonzalez laments that the greater impact of swine flu on people of color in the U.S...
For example, African-Americans comprise 25 percent of Boston's population and 37 percent of of its swine flu case load. And here in New York, "health officials have not even begun the kind of study" that this hate-criminal virus demands. Surprisingly, the News does not include a counterpoint article about how racism in the pathogen community came to an end with the rise of black doctors such as Dr. Ralph Bunche, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Dr. Bill Cosby. Hiyo!
Seriously, we agree with Gonzalez that America is a racist hellhole, but what are you gonna do? The best idea we can come up with is a free federal Purell distribution program. Meanwhile, as Gonzalez counsels, "parents should not hesitate to have their children inoculated."