Thursday, April 30, 2009

Media Coverage of the H1N1 Virus

The U.S. national media is covering the H1N1 virus (swine flu) story like the Orlando media cover a hurricane. There are always two subtexts in such stories:

  1. There is no need to panic.
  2. We are all going to die.

It makes life interesting. In any case, with two reported/possible cases in a Madison County school, all Madison County schools have been closed today, and some for as much as a week. I expect a quiet day at work today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's the H1N1 virus, idjit. Do a little fact checking first.