Life was a whole lot easier when we only had to worry about moderately contagious, rarely transmuted bird sicknesses. Now, the swine is out of the bag, and its bringing with it school closings, travel precautions, and a sharp growth in the manufacturing of surgical masks, unseen since the bygone days of SARS. But the question remains, is it the flu itself or the fear it inspires that is the more dangerous contagion? Decide for yourself this Monday, April 27th, 2009.
THIS MORNING’S TOP STORIES
Europe hops aboard Swine Flu bandwagon. ABC7, Chron, Ex
Surgical masks sweeping across the Bay Area fashion scene. Chron, ABC7
Nissan leads the latest “charge” into electric cars, local reporter forces pun. Chron, Chron
FROM THE SF CHRONICLE
Alcohol may lead to drunken twittering, 140 character hangovers.
San Francisco homelessness increases by two percent, Tenderloin still top digs.
US declares health emergency over Swine Flu.
Rubber bullets: Sometimes lessons are learned from history.
35 years later legislators conclude that they’re alarmed at that whole Hunter’s Point situation, draft letter
FROM THE SF EXAMINER
Embarcadero slows down for a day.
Iowa on track to be the next San Francisco
The American Auto Industry is more indestructible than Dolph Lundgren
FROM THE SF WEEKLY
Scientologists prepare to battle visiting psychiatrists
Swine flu and the schools: just consider it a snow day without the snow.
What did we miss? Let us know.