May 10, 2009

Porcine malady almost made it here

Odd little announcement the other day, presented with equal bites of triumph and resignation: Australia belatedly joined the rest of the world in having its very first confirmed case of swine flu.

Except that we didn't.

The young swine flu lady in question had the flu - past tense - during a visit to the US. She had fully recovered - perhaps as much as two weeks - prior to arriving back in Australia.

It's a bit like laying claim to a startling increase in Australia's wealth and IQ because Bill Gates is visiting our shores.


  1. geoff8:58 PM

    Reminds me of the Montreal Olympics when Australia won only about one medal. And that was bronze in the 1600 metre single skiffs or something.

    Oh the shame ... the shame ...

  2. Ah, yes! A much better - and more pathetic - analogy Geoff.

    Where were you when I needed you yesterday?