Articles tagged: Sars

Happy New Fears for one and all

January 2, 2014

Another year will bring another set of reasons to be fearful, as sure as eggs contain salmonella and the ghost of Jimmy Savile haunts the BBC. Thus far, none of these fears have carried off the planet. Some, like Aids, have been worse than others but proportionally no worse than, say, the Black Death. Others, such as bird flu and Mrs Thatcher, were quite simply hopelessly overblown conceits. Humans have only been around for a million years. Our capacity to seriously mess things up has increased dramatically over the few... More

Clown Fever has mutated and become a pandemic, for at least a week more

May 4, 2009

Health warning and disclaimer: I have no idea whatsoever about Swine Fever, in common with most, but that won’t stop me. Ring a special number if you have any flu-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, red eyes or a headache. These symptoms are consistent with taking Bolivian Marching Powder and/or getting bladdered. So if you’ve been out on the lash at the weekend, just ring into work and explain your flu-like symptoms in an artifically croaky voice like you do most Mondays. Thus has belatedly contracted Clown Fever, a... More