Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Media Hype Causing 'Flu-Steria'!

Via Joshua Holland

We’ve all had the flu before. By and large, you feel like crap for a few days and then it passes.

Occasionally, a particularly vir.ulent strain emerges that can pose a real threat. And while it's possible that could end up being the case with this bug (H1N1), there’s little evidence to suggest that we’re facing anything of the sort thus far (all the cases outside of Mexico have been run-of-the-mill bouts of the flu.

That hasn’t prevented media hucksters from dragging everyone into the tent and putting on a massive circus. From CNN to the New York Times, it’s wall-to-wall flu-steria! And it’s totally overblown — flu virus doesn’t do well in warm temperatures, and with a few dozen non-life threatening cases in this country, coming this close to the end of the season, this outbreak of flu should be a page 15 story.
Time will tell if this is "much ado about the swine flu."

Quote of the Day!
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike.
We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850

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