Hi there H1N1

8 06 2009

Two confirmed cases of H1N1 swine flu in my school district. If this pushes school back a week because we have to close, I’m going to be pissed off.





OMG AHH!!

27 04 2009

DID YOU HEAR? THE SKY IS FLUING THE SKY IS FLUING!! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIIEEEEE!!! THE FLU WILL KEEEEEEEEL UUUUUUSSS!!!!!

Oh, what’s that you say? It’s only a 6% mortality rate, and that’s only counting people diagnosed, meaning the mortality rate is actually much lower? This isn’t 1918, we have antiviral medication and understand how the flu works and can treat it quite well? The chances of it even going pandemic are very low? Hysterics make things worse, not better? LIAR! THE SKY, SHE IS FALLING!

This whole thing is a perfect example of why the news media is not functional. They do not provide a reasoned, calm, realistic analysis, they launch “swine flue tracking” programs, run stories about the panic it (they) are causing, and are generally more histrionic than a squirrel on amphetamines.