Re: swine flu
True -the media tends to sell the sizzle more than facts.
But this really could be a problem. This particular strain has not ever been seen before, and there is no known antidote or antibiotic that works on it. Tamiflu doesn't work Flu-shots don't work. Mostly, these burn out and stay in a relatively small geographic area, but this is popping up all over the USA at the same time-
- that's probably due to Spring Break. Students from all over the world went to Mexico. Incubation period still can infect others before you show symptoms, so it's spreading faster than we can track it. Inerestingly, most viruses attack the very young and very old, but this one is taking down 18-45 year olds. That is alarming.
The big fear from the CDC is that it appears to be mutating into a different virus in humans.
When a virus jumps species it usually burns out quick, but this seems to get stronger.
Best to keep watch on this one....