Originally Posted by Shifty.py
May I remind you that we live in a middle of a HIV pandemic?
Or that tuberculosis killed 100 million people in 20th century and by now has developed drug-resistant forms?
Who cares about 50 people dead from swine flu when regular flu kills thousands every year?
Media panic is a tool nothing more.
HIV is preventable in many developed countries and is usually contained in more rural areas due to poor use of contraception. As for TB, it's a fact that many many of us already have TB (Latent TB), there's no cure except to keep yourself healthy and not become too weak for it to become active TB. It can be kept under control in many areas of the world as long as you take care of yourself
The problem with flu is that it has the ability to mutate unlike many other pathogens. With the atmosphere as it's medium, it's even more dangerous. The body doesn't recognize new strains of flu because it does not have the receptor to stop it (mutate=change shape) and one that's crossover mutated from infecting pigs to humans can be even more dangerous. Adding to that, many parts of the world (including over here in Asia) have already diagnosed individuals infected, just shows you how easy a human to human virus spreads. Flu is no joke my friends