Every time you turn around someone is posting about, talking about, writing about, or otherwise having something to do with H1N1. While I get this is a new flu, and the media have a job to do in increasing sales and readership, the sheer volume of “OMG! H1N1!” is frightening. Found this good graphic that puts things into perspective:
I sincerely hope no one gets H1N1, yes, but come on folks… it’s obvious in the grand scheme of things that it’s just another illness making the rounds. It actually frightens me that more people have died from TB or meningitis in the last 300 days than swine flu.