As the title states, I am not an expert on the swine flu, but I have been hearing about it like anybody, and here is my take:
I keep hearing people say that we’re overreacting. A friend of mine thinks it’s stupid how the world can get in a tizzy about one obscure way to die, while no one cares about someone dying from, say, being decapitated by an elevator.
The point she is missing, though, is that elevator decapitation isn’t an impending pandemic (possibly). Elevator decapitation isn’t contagious.
That aside, maybe we’ll wash our hands more often, but other than that, we can’t do much else. We must wait for the people in labcoats to say they have some cure.
My whole point with this is that we should care.