Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's Derby Week...Have You the Swine?

The weather is shaping up to make this one rotten Derby Week in Louisville. Rain, thunderstorms and wind. Besides the weather, everyone is paralyzed with fear because of the swine flu, which will probably show up in more than a few excuses for missing work this week. But so what? We have beat swine flu before and we shall do so again. But not until Sunday at the earliest.

In a nation of 300+ million, there are 20 cases of the disease. That's not many people. But it will be interesting to watch the stock prices of Roche and GlaxoSmithKline rise on Wall Street along with furious orders of their respective drugs for treatment. Some folks are going to be very rich by the end of this week, and it will not be because they had the Derby winner.

So that makes two things I do not have this week: The Derby winner, and the swine flu. But the week, as they say, is not over yet.

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