Ben in Hong Kong©

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You Swine

Hong Kong is buzzing with talk of Swine Flu, and the melodramatic news headlines are not helping.

That's right, Swine Flu is 'creeping closer' like some type of evil fictional character in a childrens story.
On the train to work this morning I discovered that if I cough people look at me like i'm holding a gun to their heads. Previously, you would just get looked at with suspicion, now you get looked at with fear.
This fear is understandable if you lived in Hong Kong during the period when the SARS virus hit. I did not live here during that period though, so for now I am fake coughing to get past annoying people on the train.

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