Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild
Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild - Los Angeles Times
Genetic data indicate this outbreak won't be as deadly as that of 1918, or even the average winter.
As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza -- at least in its current form -- isn't shaping up to be as fatal as the strains that caused some previous pandemics.
In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.
So now that we have whipped up the world into panic, where fools ignorantly walk around with surgical masks, a nation slaughtering ALL of its pigs, and a VP stating he would not ride the subway..... And a president commenting on it more so than he does on Iraq somali pirates, or many other real issues. Is it time now, we can forget about this nonsense?