The American Butthash Media is going hog wild over the Swine Flu. Get a grip, people (no pun intended). I think it’s awful that 150 people died of the Swine Flu, but comparatively speaking, its very, very few people. What gets folks worked up is that it spreads person-to-person and that WHO has upgraded the threat level on it. WHO does this because they take all of these things very seriously and have a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Caution, not panic, folks.
But the ABM is doing their part. Consider this recent CNN headline:
And what do they put in their story?
The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert level Monday in response to the outbreak of swine flu that originated in Mexico, as the global count of confirmed cases increased and governments initiated various steps to try to stem the spread.
Dr. Richard Besser, the CDC’s acting director, said … “I fear that as we continue to look for cases, we are going to see cases in this country that are more severe — individuals who are hospitalized… And I would not be surprised if we see deaths in this country.”
At the end of their story, they put in this fun little factoid:
In 1968, a “Hong Kong” flu pandemic killed about 1 million people worldwide. In 1918, a “Spanish” flu pandemic killed as many as 100 million people.
Roughly translated: “According to CNN, we’re all gonna die of the swine flu.” No, we’re not all going to die of the Swine Flu, folks. But that’s not what the ABM wants you to read. Consider these headlines:
Calm down, folks.