Sunday, May 3, 2009

Swine flu - don't panic!

Now I hear on ABC news that Mexico has dramatically reduced the number of deaths from swine flu, from over 170 to

wait for it


yes, 19

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has rejected suggestions Australia's stockpile of antiviral drugs to treat swine flu is running out.

Mexico's Government says the country's swine flu outbreak appears to be stabilising, though the confirmed death toll in Mexico has crept up to 19.

More cases have cropped up across the globe including in Ireland, Costa Rica and Hong Kong.
But the UN is still determined to upgrade the threat to level 6 in the not too distant future.

There was also mention of confusion about the severity and danger of the outbreak of swine flu, and criticism mentioned of the needless panic caused by MSM reporting of the outbreak.

ABC News link here.


Anonymous said...

I don't know about you kae, but I'm all panicked out.

What with GFC, globular warmening-coolening, now with pig flu.

I just take my chances, no more worrying!


kae said...

Yes, Orion, I'm suffering from panic exhaustion, too.

And I wasn't even panicking!

Zardoz said...

Here in Colorado the local Denver TV evening news led off with the tease: “Swine flu cases in Colorado double.” Yes, indeed, they did—from one case to two.