Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When experts cry wolf

For those who thought we were supposed to be terrified of something, but couldn't quite put a finger on what, the WHO has reminded us that there is a H1N1 pandemic by essentially canceling it. Not to make light of those who died from the virus, as any such death is a tragedy. But when placed against annual deaths to the tune of half a million due to normal flu, the great pandemic of the ages simply didn't match the havoc and chaos caused by the hype of yet another global catastrophe. Some day there actually will be a pandemic or emergency, and people will have become immune to the warnings because of annual 'we're all going to die!' drills. Anyone ever hear of the story of the boy who cried wolf?

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