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April 27, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Swine flu

Guillermo Arias / The Associated Press

Axel Sanchez wears a protective face mask as he waits for his flight at the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday. In Mexico, scores of deaths have been reported from a new strain of swine flu.

Life imitating art?

Editor, The Times:

Is it just me or does all this pandemonium remind you of a zombie flick? [“Fast spread of swine flu called health emergency,” page one, April 27]

If you have never seen one, this is how they usually go: People start getting sick with a new strain of illness; there is no cure; disease spreads; schools and businesses close; people start stockpiling food and ammo; the infected either die or become undead; complete chaos ensues.

A small group of people make it to a safe compound where they try to rebuild the world … usually unsuccessfully.

So in short, swine flu equals zombies.

Word of advice: Aim for the head.

— Allison Colio, Redmond

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