Media hypes for nothing, live goes on as world media tries to find another disaster to instil fear and horror! Fear and destruction appeals to mass consumption, happiness is a routine matter.
Let's not becomes billions of hypochondriacs bunched together. Prevention is better than cure, Y2K was avoided as a result of preparation but fear of plane dropping and power station blowing up was stretched far beyond reasonable limits. We can let the mere idea of a possible swine flu plague create chaos, or we can settle down and fight it with vigilance and reason. Sars, Avian flu were over hyped, global flu strains that are rare like this one 'swine flu' sells very well. It is 'fear and exaggeration' that creates media galore. Look at the BP unpleasant incident recently the 'world drowning under oil was overhyped' with same passion. In this connected world the media preoccupation of scares, all of them false alarms is not conducive for peace of mind, these wrong kind of passions result in wrong kind of attitudes and threat that actually impedes the progress of repair.
If any given strain of normal run of mill kind of viruses is traced in this world we will see far more multiplication in a period of 15 days. We by nature are looking for some disaster that wipes us out, if not anything else we will look at 'global warming as issue and spend trillions in regulation, after few decades like Club of Rome report or demise of dire predictions of Malthus we look for new avenues to create panic and fear.
Swineflu was a hoax too.
£1.2bn spent to beat swine flu... and just 26 lives saved
The £1.2billion spent on tackling the swine flu pandemic that never was may have saved as few as 26 lives at a cost of up to £46million each, an astonishing study has found.
The vast sum spent on vaccinations, anti-virals and facemasks prevented such a paltry number of deaths because the virus turned out to be far less deadly than normal flu.
The £46milllion cost of saving each life is enough to pay the salary of almost 2,000 nurses.