Thursday, 8 October 2009
The Real McCoy ?
Back in February 2008 I wrote a short post regarding the historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, specifically in relation to the science fiction show and movie series, Star Trek - the small Scottish town apparently being the birthplace in 2222 of chief engineer, Montomery Scott, "an engineer with no known equal in the universe". (Background to the future)
Some say that swine flu was deliberately man-made, perhaps to encourage vaccination for nefarious reasons, possibly to perpetuate the climate of fear which constantly pervades us as human beings. I don't know for sure, although in one of my rasher posts, Stork Raven Mad, I did insinuate that HM the Queen was somehow involved, given that she presented the Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, with a leather bound copy of Orwell's 1984; only a week before the initial outbreak.
Today these thoughts trot back into my mind as we read from the BBC of what appears to be a massive outbreak of the virus at Linlithgow Academy, with 297 pupils off sick, around a quarter of the "community" although only 14 confirmed cases.
BBC report here.