I’m sure you have heard the news: the Swine Flu is going to be a pandemic worthy of great attention from governments all over the world including that of the United States. While the mainstream media is spreading the fear, many people are running for vaccainations and crowing to the government for intervention.
The truth, however, is that, according to the highest numbers I could find, 81 people have died from the scary Swine Flu.
To put that number into perspective, roughly 36,000 people die every single year from influenza, or the regular flu. Maybe 81 isn’t such a large number.
To end on a slightly depressing, yet humorous note, the pandemic has apparently been on its way since 1976: