Is the Swine flu a real epidemic or a media created one?

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  1. bdecourcey09 profile image53
    bdecourcey09posted 8 years ago

    Is the Swine flu a real epidemic or a media created one?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    The World Health Organization has called it an epidemic, it is worldwide. So yes, it is real.

  3. profile image44
    boppaposted 8 years ago

    No doubt it's an epidemic. The question is if it's more dangerous than other flus. As it seems it tends to hit younger people more, otherwise healthy people, and in some cases with scaringly fatal result. So in Sweden we aim to vaccinate every single person in order to minimize the damage...

  4. smarleygrl7 profile image62
    smarleygrl7posted 8 years ago

    I do not even believe that it is a media created one as much as a government one!  I believe they want everyone to feel this state of emergency from a new strand of the flu.  This way they could push their health care plan.  They thought there would be more fatal cases due to lack of insurance and it is quite the opposite.  There have been some tragedies but not due to lack of insurance.

  5. andrelynch profile image61
    andrelynchposted 8 years ago

    I personally believe that the Government created this swine flu epidemic and there are people getting paid very well because of it.

  6. SimeyC profile image95
    SimeyCposted 8 years ago

    In the strictest sense it is an epedemic - but if you look at the stats, it's no where near as 'bad' as Bird Flu, Aids, and many other diseases. The press always pick up on something like this and exagerrate.

    I remember when I was in England there were two major scares:
    1) Some kind of flesh eating bacteria - it killed 9 5 years (or something like that).
    2) Mad Cow's disease - more serious but not as bad as the press made it out to be.

    All I can say to all of this is.........Moooooooooo!

  7. Somesh Dutt profile image60
    Somesh Duttposted 8 years ago

    In real sense its a epidemic. But with the so called awareness ( read hype) it seems to be a created one. With so many nations reeling under its effects & with the number of deaths this flu has accounted for and is still causing it is enforcing its status as a epidemic!!
    With this it has established its position amongst the other well known epidemics of malaria, yellow fever etc.

  8. Dark knight rides profile image70
    Dark knight ridesposted 8 years ago

    It is an epidemic, and yes the media is blowing it out of proportion. Of course, tell that to someone who's lost a child to it.

    I think the reason it became a source of concern worldwide is that there was no vaccine to help prevent it. And since it is a mutation of three viruses into one, it's a huge concern to medical experts. The real problem isn't how many people this strain of flu kills or doesn't kill. The problem is how many will die in the next mutation and what will we be able to do about it.


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