Swine Flu Marketing
There has been some suggestion that some news agencies have been sensationalizing the Swine Flu thing. So far, though the CDC has been taking extra precautions, the Swine Flu doesn't seem any more dangerous than other forms of influenza other than the fact that we don't currently have a vaccination for it. That doesn't mean it won't become worse.
Still, we know the media has a tendency to run with scissors at the slightest provocation. It's much more fun that way and we risk the lives of more reporters. There is, however, a down side. In this case, the down side is the name of the disease itself.
Let's face it, the name Swine Flu is not very catchy, regardless of how catchy the virus may be. It's like they didn't put any thought into it at all. That's why I now provide my list of suggestions that may help them sell the public on this whole swine flu thing.
- Swine Flu -- The Other Black Death
- Piggy Plague
- Trick Your Noses
- Lung Pork
- Ham Damage
- Jimmy Dean's New Swine Flu™
- It's Swine-tastic!
With a pithy new name, the swine flu will be even more popular than ever among the newsies who love nothing more than blood and gore. Granted, the one's I've presented here are not necessarily the best possible. You should feel free to add your own ideas in the comments section.
If we all pull together, we should be able to create a really good name for this disease, just before we die because we were all in such close contact with one another during a time of plague.