Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hog Wild over the Swine Flu

It seems that as a country we love medical dramas. Not just the hour long tv dramas, but the dramatic 'next plague' media stories that pop up every couple years. There was the bird flu, e coli outbreaks, triple E, and one of the earliest panic starters West Nile Virus. Certainly for anyone contracting an ailment of this sort this is a serious matter, but can't the media do a little math from time to time and make a better judgment about what is panic worthy. Some of these health concerns may simply warrant a basic alert, and not the 24-7 coverage they usually receive. I know surgical masks and airport warning signs make for great tv, but isn't this shtick getting old?

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