E3 Ain't Afraid Of No Swine Flu

As the Swine Flu death toll continues to climb, the World Health Organization has raised its alert to its second highest level, a first for the WHO.

Even with travel warnings and even as the possibility of pandemic looms, the Entertainment Software Association is confident about this year's E3.

"The 2009 E3 Expo is progressing as planned. Public health officials are taking all appropriate steps and we continue to follow their direction on all measures," ESA spokesman Dan Hewitt told game blog Joystiq. "We look forward to a great event, and to seeing you in Los Angeles in June."

The unwashed packed into the same place, breathing the same air, touching the same controllers. Maybe this year's schwag should include face masks and rubber gloves? No, we are not joking.

Despite swine flu fears, E3 progressing as planned [Joystiq]