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This is the same space where self-appointed experts (i.e., state fair fanatics) told us that there was no risk. Or they told us the risk was the same as food poisoning at the fair -- nevermind that most people don't die from food poisoning, it is not spread person-to-person, and it does not mutate. Well, guess what: the actual experts (i.e., scientists) were right. Influenza was spread by animals at the fair. Luckily there may not have been a serious illness this time, but it goes to show that maybe we should listen to the people who study this stuff rather than the people who "just know." Food for thought in an election year.
How long before the media turns this into a full on overblown panic? Fear! More fear! And people just feed into it.
Starquest- Food poisoning kills more people in the U.S. annually over Swine Flu. And I'm guessing there was more food poisoning at the fair than Swine Flu as well.
"How long before the media turns this into a full on overblown panic? " ----- So reporting something is causing a panic. Hmmmm. I supposed if it weren't reported, then it would be a conspiracy of silence.
4 cases is hardly news worthy. I bet if you dug deeper more people came home from the fair with other types of flu. I believe we have become a society of chicken littles. We cant live in fear all the time.
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