AirTran Flight 85 from Cancun radioed BWI airport last night. Two passengers were nauseous and feverish. Sick people returning from Mexico!
The flight landed and was met by emergency personnel, who whisked the men into isolation pending medical examination.
It was not Swine flu.
Our hypothesis: booze prevents Swine Flu.
Prescription: Ethanol (C2H5OH). Consult an adult beverage professional for details.
To your health! ¡Salud! A Votre Sante! Lechyd da! Na zdrav! Egé szé gé re! Alla Salute!
Disclaimer:This blog post is not intended to substitute for the advice of qualified physicians, sommeliers, pharmacists, cocktail waitresses, or licensed health-care and hospitality professionals. Intoxicating beverages may have warning information and instructions on the packaging, which you should carefully read and follow. Contact your health care provider if you suspect you have a medical problem, and inform your host about spoiled fermented fluids or badly-mixed cocktails. The use of intoxicating beverages may not have been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and their use is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition.
Use of the term “hypothesis” does not apply to actual American healthcare practice, which is firmly anecdotal and non-scientific. U.S. medical and pharmaceutical decision making presupposes that pain and disease are primarily profit centers (official motto: “Everybody dies; above all, do no harm to stockholders”).
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