Even statues fear the flu

statue flu

She didn't get a flu shot, either.

Both Peter and Eileen sent us pics of the statue on the memorial in Washington Park yesterday afternoon. As you can see in the photo above, the statue is wearing a mask. Emailed Eileen:

Spotted this sight on a walk through Washington Park today ... [and] ask you and your readers - why?
Is it a reference to the silencing of the statue? Or does she have swine flu? Or something I haven't thought of yet?

Our first thought upon the seeing the pic was that the mask was a flu reference. Peter had the same thought.

Anyone have the scoop?

By the way: it doesn't look like getting the mask on that statue was a quick hit. It probably involved a bit of climbing -- see the other photo from Eileen (after the jump).

(Thanks, Eileen and Peter!)

statue flu wide

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The phrase, "Swine Flu is just a distraction," was written in multi-colored chalk on the base of the statue before the City's anti-graffiti crew washed it off.

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