They’ve obviously struck fear in the health authorities and the public. Entry points to Malaysia are screened to detect travellers with flu-like symptoms, in an effort to keep the A(H1N1) bug at bay. Health alerts are disseminated and travellers advised to cancel trips to countries where there is an outbreak. Some folks even don masks when they’re in public places.
Precautionary measures are necessary. However, these infectious diseases seem to cause more alarm than the perennial dengue, which has already claimed 48 lives as of May this year. The rising incidence of other diseases such HIV/AIDS has also been making headlines for way longer.
Since infectious diseases are such a hot topic, other than politics, we’re inviting our visitors to share their six words on this. The infectious diseases don’t necessarily have to be of the microbial or viral variety.
To start the ball rolling, here are some six words from The Nut Graph team.
Beware the plague of corruption, bigotry.
A pox be on the bigots!
Corruption, Umno’s number one infectious disease.
The wrong people are falling sick.
BN no cure. Pakatan virus mutating.
Doctor says: Optimism is best cure.
No one will be spared. Run!
Body, mind, soul — ultimate immunity needed.
Needed: An antidote to Malaysian apathy.
Extreme remedies appropriate for extreme diseases.
The natural method of population control.
Infectious diseases really make me sick.
Bugs are the new Al Qaeda.
At least germs can’t form government.
If only democracy were infectious, too.
A sign of misaligned human priorities.
Tapi pasal wabak AIDS senyap je?
Sexism, homophobia, racism — equally serious epidemics.
Innoculate Malaysia from corruption and tyranny!
The Nut Graph‘s Six Words — infectious!
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway‘s genius, the Six Words On… section challenges readers to give us their comments about a current issue, contemporary personality or significant event in just six words. The idea is to get readers engaged in an issue that The Nut Graph identifies, while having fun and being creatively disciplined.