If you don’t like the prospect of getting older, the CDC has something to cheer you up.
Widower of the first US citizen to die of swine flu is seeking to file lawsuit against Smithfield Foods (the US company that runs Granjas Carroll in Mexico).
Don’t be pigs: WHO urged drugmakers to reserve some of their pandemic swine flu vaccine for poor countries — with little result, I’m afraid.
And don’t be dicks, while we’re at it: AstraZeneca launched a public relations push to get doctors to prescribe its best-selling psychiatric drug Seroquel for a string of uses that were not approved by safety regulators.
Acclaimed sci-fi writer Rudy Rucker thinks the hills and everything are alive… but not with the sound of music. Watch a video of one of his presentations (be warned: he’s not the most professional of speakers).
Dan Aykroyd is prepared to put on the ole’ proton pack next winter.
Uruguay and the entire Spanish-speaking world mourns the loss of the great novelist and poet Mario Benedetti.
Thanks Rick & Mario.
Quote of the Day:
To accept Death is to diminish its importance.
Mario Benedetti (1920-2009)
A person like Mario doesn’t die. He’s seeded [in the earth].