"Mexican Flu" for me...I don't eat pork

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The Religion Clause blog reports that Israeli Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman "is suggesting that the disease be called 'Mexican flu' because of Jewish and Muslim sensitivities over pork products." The suggestion seems to be that Mexicans won't mind, as they are quite used to connotations with disease and pestilence; better to associate the deadly virus with them than discomfort folks who'd rather not hear about icky pigs.

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