Oinking Around

Posted by vriz on 04/28/2009

Well… it’s starting to happen: countries are banning U.S. pork because there are 64 confirmed human cases of swine flu in the U.S.  Chinese authorities were quick to ban pork from the states where human cases of swine flu have showed up.  Never mind, that there is no scientific evidence that there have been any cases of swine flu in the U.S. hog population.  Never mind, that there is no scientific evidence that humans can get the flu from eating pork.  Never mind, that the confirmed cases of the swine flu all related to travel to Mexico. Reactionary policy responses that are not based on the scientific evidence are nothing more than grandstanding by some governments that come across as ham-fisted and misinformed.

Related recent Blogs

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • Learn how @CATLYZCHI is helping empower entrepreneurs to bring their products to market: http://t.co/FLPMjTextF 17 hours 8 min ago
  • .@SenSanders: "Our infrastructure is collapsing, and the American people know it." http://t.co/vWCFuQ7Q5u #InvestinUS 19 hours 52 min ago
  • Portland bottle maker gains high-powered $7B manufacturing partner: http://t.co/WPmIcvfIRh #MadeinAmerica 20 hours 22 min ago
  • We need more #STEM workers — but number of students pursuing these degrees isn't budging. http://t.co/zLPd0N9VMv 20 hours 52 min ago
  • .@SenStabenow cites majorities supporting currency in the #TPP. It was 230 reps and 60 sens in the last congress: http://t.co/s4R5ySr9L8 21 hours 26 min ago
  • Froman says currency is important to the admin, says they're looking for "the best way" to address the issue. why not put it in the #TPP? 21 hours 31 min ago
  • .@senrobportman: "When I was USTR, I was asked about currency. and I said, yeah, it affects trade." asks @MikeFroman to talk on the issue. 21 hours 33 min ago
  • Here's the result of that China #trade deficit that Bob Casey is talking about: Massive American job loss http://t.co/6kZqBcnIiA 21 hours 36 min ago
  • U.S. automakers are worried the #TPP won't do enough to open the Japanese auto sector to American products: http://t.co/hAUSlAXq48 21 hours 37 min ago
  • "how do you answer the Q that these deals are good for workers in PA?" @SenBobCasey asks @MikeFroman, cites massive trade deficit w/ China. 21 hours 39 min ago