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Hilarity Breaks out in UK Over Government Plans for Mass Burial for Swine Flu Victims

Posted Aug 19 2009 12:00am

NotDeadYetBy John Stone

Articles in the Daily Mail (HERE) and London Evening Standard today reported government contingency plans for mass burials in the event of the swine flu epidemic taking off.  Following a meeting last month the Home Office has published a 56 page document ‘The Framework of Planners Preparing to Manage Deaths’. Faced with lurid projections that they would not be able to bury the bodies fast enough it is interesting to report that the overwhelming response of readers was of profound scepticism and derision. People suspect they are being manipulated, some blame the newspaper (which was plainly just reporting) and some blame the government and the pharmaceutical industry.

Comments such as:

“What mad cow thought this one up?”

“What a joke. Someone somewhere must be worrying we are all going to refuse the vaccination...”

“I have better idea - dig a mass grave and drop all the Members of Parliament in...”

(One swear at the end of this Monty Python classic. Spend 2 minutes and have a laugh.)

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