Swine Flu pandemic? Divorce Epidemic? What the?

The World Health Organization is fixing to declare the first flu pandemic in 40 years. To date, about 149 people in Mexico have died, and the virus has spread to several countries around the world, including here in the U.S. Many more people are feared to be vulnerable to infection–especially the young and healthy of the world’s populations. According to Reuters, “the last such outbreak, a ‘Hong Kong’ flu pandemic in 1968, killed about 1 million people.” This is clearly very serious stuff.
In What’s the Matter with California?: Cultural Rumbles from the Golden State and Why the Rest of Us Should Be Shaking by Jack Cashill, he makes the argument that there is a divorce epidemic in California that is infecting the rest of the country (maybe even the world.)
I don’t know about you guys, but I am scared. Something is happening in the world. I wish a divorce epidemic was the worse of it. But I think that is the least of it. What is going on? Will we make it out alive? Not having a spouse is one thing. But will we live to talk about any of it? At the rate things have been going lately? Is it just me? Or are you, too, suffering from sensory overload?