Or so fear the Columbians behind StudentsPrepAmerica, a new website aimed at preparing you for a plague of Seventh Seal-like proportions. Yet death won’t be privy to long, philosophical chess games on the beach this time around: according to the folks over at StudentsPrep (CC seniors Justin Kamen, Alex Diacou and Chris Baratta, for the curious), she’ll come at you hard and fast: their meticulously footnoted homepage notes that “flu spreads incredibly quickly,” and predicts, among other things, labor shortages, widespread chaos, and a disproportionate number of dead college-age kids.

Who’s to save us from the oncoming carnage? Why you, dear student–or as the STA folks put it, “..we, the young, educated students of the nation, who will inherit the future and have the most to lose, who must inform and prepare the nation.”

Of course it’s very hard to conceive of events so catastrophic, and, at the present time, so hypothetical (yes, I just linked to my own article. Pandemic flu happens to be an interest of mine. Get over it). But Bwog is weirdly gratified to know that a few of our peers aren’t taking any chances. And med students, epidemiologists and flu enthusiasts (enflusiasts?): feel free to give this the Bwog peer review.