Friday, October 14, 2005
What's the panic
All we hear on the news recently is the possible forthcoming bird flu pandemic. Our wonderful media are tripping over themselves in the rush to whip up as much hysteria as they can.
Only sixty (60) people out of the millions that populate this planet are alleged to have died from this avian virus.
There is no concrete evidence that the strain affects humans in any way.
Yet here we are telling people to have jabs. From what I have read and correct me if am wrong, the only animals who are likely to suffer are the poor birds. This reminds me of the time several years ago when the news was broadcast that all eggs produced in this country carried the risk of salmonella. That old slapper Edwina Currie was responsible for devasting the egg industry in this country with her flippant remarks which were not supported by the relevant authorities at the time.
Don't these people realise the damage that they cause with these spurious outbursts? Only time will tell if they are right or wrong, but my money is on the latter. After all, the tragic Pakistan earthquake is now no longer headline news, so they try to goad the unsuspecting public into a mild panic.
I do believe that the great British public have more sense.