Wednesday, May 20, 2009

H1N1 Flu

So Reuters says:

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of the new Influenza A (H1N1) flu has risen to 10,243 and the death toll has edged up to 80, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Ummmm, so this panic is about a flu that has less than a one percent fatality rate? Or, 0.78%, to be exact. So, when you hear Global Warming - puppy-dogs under water! - think Y2K, and Swine Flu.

That's not to say that any deaths are insignificant. H1N1 is a 100% horror for those who have lost a loved one to it. But it doesn't seem to be the plague they were hyping.