WE’RE READING: The Swine Flu Affair


As we get ready for our weekend jaunt to Mexico — with Transracial JS — we’re reading up on that nation’s most famous export of the moment: Swine Flu.

Indeed, it turns out that Swine Flu’s current media moment is not its first. Back in 1976, there was an earlier outbreak of the dreaded disease that was so fear-inducing, it warranted its own book: The Swine Flu Affair.

The expose — originally published a few years back — is now having an understandable new-found media moment thanks to Mexico’s current situation.

Hopefully reading about Swine Flu is as close as we’ll get to the malaise during our visit south-of-the-border.


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