Monday, April 27, 2009

Oink, oink

Ready for roasting

Cuban ports and airports are stepping up measures to prevent swine flu. Authorities "are ready to take any measures necessary," said a statement in today's Granma.
The flu has killed at least 80 people in Mexico.
"...flights to and from Mexico are being limited as far as possible," the statement said.
Cuban authorities urged people to cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, wash their hands frequently, and stay clean at home and at work.
The Cuban government's ability to organize the masses and oblige people to comply comes in handy when trying to prevent an outbreak of disease. Authorities have proven that in their campaign against dengue fever, for instance.
The Cubans' organizational skill also comes through whenever authorities need to prepare for a hurricane, stage a mass rally or bring out people to vote (Option A: Fidel. Option B: Fidel. Option C: Fidel).
I know, I know...Cubans have their own style of democracy.

Links:
Reuters story on swine flu measures
Post on dengue fever in Cuba

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