Unbelievable. Taking a page from the meat industry fellators at the USDA, the World Health Organization has announced it’ll stop using the “swine flu” moniker.
I don’t think we’ll ever see a more striking example of the meat industry causing a massive problem, then using its influence to evade blame.
This could, however, backfire massively. If swine flu turns into a major killer, historians will be able to look back and point out that, as the crisis spun out of control, the pork people were mainly concerned with strong-arming worldwide health entities to rename the flu. Link.