Mexico is scrubbing itself clean to battle the new H1N1 flu, taking unprecedented precautions in restaurants, public transport and museums that officials hope will take hold once the health crisis passes.
In a country where poverty often prevents basic hygiene and many people wrongly believe a shot of tequila or a squeeze of lime juice will kill microbes, a sudden and urgent education in epidemiology is taking hold.
It is a fact that Mexicans aren’t really up on the whole Germ Theory Of Disease thang.
A Boston DJ just got fired for pointing that out. I guess he’ll be replaced by a cheaper Mexican dude who’ll mow the station manager’s lawn for free.