Is Swine Flu the lastest victim of Media Distortion Virus?
So now the numbers of dead in Mexico have been reduced. And the strain of Flu itself isn’t particularly bad. Etc etc.
Any of you out there remember the panic about ‘Flesh Eating Disease’ a few years ago? Remember how the media was full of it? The country was gripped with terror that we’d all be turned into putrescent lumps of gangrenous jelly by the sinisterly-named ‘necrotising fasciitis’ (don’t look for it in Google images, btw, unless you have a very strong stomach. You’ve been warned!).
And then the media wave passed and in the end it turned out that there were no more or less cases of N.F. than in any other year. The only difference? The media.
Is Swine Flu suffering from MDV? (Should I put a number on the end to make it sound truly viral? ‘MDV1′ – that’s better).
Full list of MDV1 symptoms to follow.
What do you think? And are you still waiting to die of Bird Flu?