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FP: All Pigs Are Men

Author: David J. Rothkopf
April 28, 2009

David J. Rothkopf relates how modern media technology has amplified the spread of "infodemics" surrounding public health scares and how best to curb it.

Excerpt: Swine flu! World Health Organization at alert level 4! Markets rocked by sell-offs! Howie Mandel was right! Never shake hands! Bathe in Purell! See if you can borrow a face mask from Michael Jackson! Or hold your breath whenever you are near a ham sandwich! Armies of pigs in uniform marching on Washington! Orwell was right: the animals have turned on us, become more dangerous than us! Four legs bad, two legs good! Head for the hills!

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