From the SarcasticGamer.com article: "I [author, SarcasticGamer.com's Pillowfort] figure this is appropriate. Writing a feature like this in February means we aren't going to be seen as taking advantage of a global sickness panic and, hey, no-one is dying. It's still in good taste 'til April when we start stressing out over Reptile Flu.
I hope we don't because then we'll make no time for videogames and what do they have? Illnesses. Ones like these..."