EDIT: THIS IS FROM 2009, SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE LATE 2010 MEDIA FRENZY YOU’LL NEED TO LOOK AGAIN.
So the WHO is still talking this up to create unnecessary panic!
Just watching the news now and one statistic jumped out:
Out of 13,217 cases in the USA, there have been 27 deaths… this is far fewer than die as a result of seasonal flu.
Worldwide there have been around 30,000 cases, but only 141 deaths. So just what the hell are they going on about it for? You can read the BBC story (and see the WHO talking itself up) here.
The most telling quote has to be:
It is the first flu pandemic in 40 years – the last in 1968 killed about one million people.
However, the current pandemic seems to be moderate and causing mild illness in most people.
It makes you want to scream, doesn’t it?