Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu: "The Sky is Falling." We now take you to our ace reporter Chicken Little.

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I am so over Swine Flu. Not that I have had it, but if you look through the news in the past week, you would think that we are dealing with a scourge that is going to decimate human population on earth, and there will only be a handful of survivors. "Run for the hills, the pig virus is gonna get you!"

I don't mean to make light of the people who have died as a result of Swine Flu, and I am sorry for their families and friends, but is it really as bad as the mainstream media is making it seem? Every few years some weird disease gains momentum in the news be it SARS or Bird Flu or Mad Cow disease. The media then has a colossal hissy fit, then things pretty much go back to normal. I imagine that this will be the case with Swine Flu as well. It is a little bit scary, because some people are dying from it, but the highest number of deaths that I have seen reported is 46. By all means, take normal precautions like washing your hands regularly (with soap, people) and if you start feeling ill, don't try to be a hero or anything, but lets not all start living in bubbles just yet.

The best part of this story are the conspiracy theorists who are having a field day. Obama is behind this to help usher in nationalized health care, the terrorist are behind this, this is the beginning of the end of days. I guess anything is possible, but I think the most likely reading of the situation is that a nasty bug is running wild and some people are getting sick. I am a pessimist when it comes to the Broncos season that is upcoming, but I'm optimistic that the sky is not falling. I now return you to a world of Chicken Littles.

1 comment:

Brent O'Connor said...

Amen brother, preach it!