So if I could roll around with a bunch of sick pigs and STILL not get swine flu, as it has nothing to do with pigs, why is Egypt killing all its pigs? Why has the UAE banned pork, a decision I am wagering will not get reversed anytime soon?
Saudi Arabia is not allowing incoming flights from countries where swine flu appears, and last night I read something on the wire to the effect of "WHO is still urging countries not to close their borders". Cold stab of fear at that, after all, could I have moved to a smaller country on my world adventure, and one that, now at least, I cannot even get a crummy piece of real bacon? What was wrong with Gabon?
If they close the UAE's borders I am stealing a small boat and get dibs on a particular British colleague who has almost rowed across the Atlantic twice (third time's a charm, I bet!)