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Public must remain vigilant as flu outbreak unfolds.
The basis for the "palpable shift in public attitudes from panic to complacency"? Those looking to the Minnesota Department of Health web site for information on the flu's spread and prevalance get the following: "we will not identify most cases of H1N1 novel influenza". If I don't know where it is, how can I act? If I don't know how prevalant it is, why should I act?
Informed is one thing, but the media has elevated this whole matter into a national emergency, one that threatens the very existence of mankind. I feel bad for the family of the little girl that died, but it sounds like the flu only brought about the inevitable in a life filled with medical problems. The number of deaths is minimal compared to the number of people in this country that die from the flu (any type of flu) each year. If you cry wolf enough, you know what the result will be. You are now seeing the results of the over emphasis of the seriousness of this disease.
The regular flu kills way more people than this thing will. Wash those hands.
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