When Being Trendy Isn’t a Good Thing

According to Google’s new toy, Google Flu Trends, which claims to know about flu activity across the US according to how many times people are searching for flu-related terms, Virginia and Maryland have higher flu activity than the rest of the nation.

I’m not sure this is something to really get alarmed about, as VA and MD are still only at “moderate” and DC is safely at “low,” but this is definitely still prime time for sicknesses. Wash your hands, please don’t cough on me, and stay healthy, DC.

Jasmine is a Spin magazine contributor who is completely obsessed with music and all things new and different. She’s lived in the DC area since 2006, and still has plenty to discover about this great area! Find out why she loves DC.

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