Lately everybody's talking about swine flu. So I must too. Just in case I get it, and die before I manage to say something about that. Here's my two cents.
The media, is as usual making us dumb. As a friend of mine put it bluntly - "well... car accidents are politically accepted, because everybody owns a car. But deaths caused by flu just scare people."
Well, if you ask me, I just don't get it. How come something unpreventable such as a mutation in the genes of a flu virus cause so much panic, where as driving a car don't.
Here's an interactive map of the places where swine flu was found:
View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map
If I made a map of car accidents in the USA, or in Europe, you'd practically see no land, because it would all be covered red.
Or worse if I make a map of obesity or death caused by smoking...
Which are all preventable deaths, and kill hundreds of thousands every year. See this for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listofpreventablecausesof_death.
So I really don't get it - car accidents and obesity are politically acceptable, and pig's flue is not.
Which reminded me why Walt Disney became such a dinosaur, when they did classics like that:
The biggest epidemic of all in my opinion is stupidity and "political acceptance" of such as car accidents and other preventable deaths.