Simon's constituents and fellow Labour party members were not amused, citing the recent confirmation that a 12-year-old girl from Britain had come down with the virus. The Daily Mail said he apologized via Twitter and deleted his original joke.
"View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg stayed home from the ABC daytime talk show for two days last week fearing she had "the piggy flu." Back on the show last Thursday, she admitted it was just a cold, but she took her symptoms seriously because she didn't want to infect pregnant co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck or the rest of "The View's" staff.
Too bad -- Goldberg could've just clicked here and saved the sick days.