Friday, May 1, 2009

Don't. Panic.

I'm pretty fed up with the panic over the Swine Flu. Concern is fine, taking precautions is great, but all of the hoopla? Enough, already.

Why are we all up in arms about Swine Flu when upwards of 30,000 die from influenza-related illnesses as it is? Were the panic levels this bad in 2003 with SARS? How about with the Avian Flu outbreak? And as for the “Don’t eat pork products!” and “Close the borders!” ridiculousness I’ve heard… please. You don’t get the flu from bacon, and immigrants aren’t bringing the virus to places like New York and Maine, tourists who are coming back from vacation are. ... [More]

Read the rest at The 36-Hour Day. Then go wash your hands.

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