I am not a fan of Influenza A (H1N1)

Sometimes, the wording used in Facebook can be damn misleading. Take for example this Facebook suggestion that I saw last night.
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Facebook suggesting that I should be a fan of Influenza A (H1N1). For the uninitiated (or those busy with Aware Saga), Influenza A (H1N1) is the new term for the Swine Flu that killed 100 plus people in Mexico and is spreading throughout the world. Asian countries like Hong Kong and South Korea have their first confirmed case of H1N1.
No, I’m not going to be a fan of Influenza A (H1N1). Why should I be a fan of a virus that is spreading in the wild and killing hundreds of people?
OK, jokes aside. Although the term used in Facebook might not be the most suitable, being a “fan” of Influenza A (H1N1) in Facebook isn’t that bad. That facebook page is setup to keep us informed about the latest happening on Influenza A (H1N1). There quite a lot of information about H1N1 and also things you can do to reduce the chances of catching it. I think the facebook page is setup by Health Promotion Board (Can’t be confirmed).
So come on, join me and be a “fan” of Influenza A (H1N1) in Facebook.
Update: Confirmed that this page is setup by HPB.
Update 2: Influenza A (H1N1) facebook page will be moved to Updates on Influenza A (H1N1). You can no longer be a “Fan” of Influenza A (H1N1). Sigh, no fun liao. Being a “Fan” of Influenza A (H1N1) sounds more interesting than being a “Fan” of Updates on Influenza A (H1N1).

11 comments

  1. I’ve heard my name…
    HPB has set up another Facebook page called “Updates on Influenza A (H1N1)” to replace the current page.
    Do become a fan of the “Updates on Influenza A (H1N1)” page at http://bit.ly/flu_updates to continue receive updates on the flu situation in Singapore.
    Alternatviely, it may be more convenient for you to follow us on twitter @flusingapore since you are an active user on it as well. 🙂
    Vic’s last blog post..5 ways to keep yourself up to date on Flu situation in Singapore online

  2. the H1N1 or Swine Flu virus did put our country in disarray for quite sometime, it is good to know that at least it did not cause so many deaths.

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