Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Media Panic

It would be HORRIBLE to have swine flu, and worse to die of it.

But what a PANIC the media has drummed up. Mexico's death toll has been revised from over 150 to fewer than 20.

Deaths in the USA I don't think are over 20 yet, perhaps not even 10.

FYI - Dr. Dean O'dell points out that in the USA from January to April 800 people a week die from complications of the flu. Not the swine flu, regular old flu.

Must have been a slow news week last week.

Even a local middle school got caught up in the panic - perhaps someone sneezed in the hallway and they closed the school. The state has ordered schools to re-open. Perhaps cooler heads have prevailed.

So just keep washing your hands. Always good advice - swine flu or not.

And let's see how the government responds with new ($$$$) programs (gov. control) so we don't have this 'epidemic' again.....

Who is it that said, "never let a good crisis go by" or something to that effect?