Friday, May 01, 2009

if everyone would please remain calm

"Let's not lose track of the fact that the normal seasonal influenza is a huge public health problem that kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. alone and hundreds of thousands around the world," said Dr. Christopher Olsen, a molecular virologist who studies swine flu at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison.

We, the masses in a society of mass media, need to learn the art of gaining perspective. Especially when the media outlets are able to select what they will and will not really make the public aware of.

Here's a nice article from the LA Times on the current 'swine flu' which makes the people walking around wearing masks look just a little sillier.

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