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Capitalist Pig Flu?

The folks here at NPR have been mapping the reported swine flu cases.

The cases seem to be concentrated in high GDP countries. Is this some virus that prefers rich people? The U.S., Canada, Germany, the UK?

Why none in Guatemala, right over the border from Mexico?

The likely answer: The virus doesn't prefer capitalists. People with money are just better equipped to track it.