Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Virus Appreciation Day
When : Always October 3rd
Virus Appreciation Day is today. It gives us the opportunity to show a little respect for nasty viruses.
Respect!? You want to give viruses respect? I should think not. Rather, let's give them a good dose of penicillin.
Unfortunately, the creators of this day did not identify themselves. Nor, did they leave a record of what kind of viruses we are supposed to appreciate on this day. Human, animal and computer viruses readily come to mind. We sure can appreciate the seriousness and significance of both human and computer viruses. And, we can worry that animal (aka bird flu) viruses may jump over to affect humans.
So, let's dedicate today to appreciating that viruses can be very serious, if not deadly. Let's then take measures to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and even our computers. to minimize the risk of serious viruses.
Perhaps Virus Appreciation Day would be better if titled Virus Awareness and Protection Day. That would make much more sense. If, and when, we find the creators of this special day, we will recommend the name change to them.
Origin of Virus Appreciation Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.