Has anyone not heard of the H1N1 flu/Swine flu/stupidest worldwide fear-inducing "pandemic"?
I mean seriously, why can't the media publicize something that really matters...like say Pakistan and the Taliban.
Why am I ranting?
It's because we had a 10 year old kiddo come in on last Monday evening that sat down in my triage room and started bawling...not because he was in trouble, not because he was in a severe life threatening emergency, but because he thought he had the swine flu.
Did he have the cardinal symptom of fever over 103 degrees? No. The other very generalized symptoms of body aches, cough, or vomiting/diarrhea? No.
Why did he think he had it? Because that is all that is on the flipping news.
Thank you for blowing something incredibly minor into a "media pandemic."
How many people died from the flu last year = ~36,000.
Thank you media for making little kids cry and become hypochondriacs years before they should.