Keep it all in perspective.
As the headlines get more sensational so will the public’s hysteria. Everyone needs to remain calm and be a realist. As more information is spread about the “swine flu”, more cases are bound to be identified. This does not necessarily mean the actual virus is spreading, it is just being identified better.
Every Canadian case, thus far, has had a direct link to Mexico, courtesy of a visit there. Also, every case has been mild and treated. Consider that 60,000 Canadians visit Mexico monthly, according to reported stats, we are bound to see our numbers come up.
The virus has not mutated but the coverage of it certainly has. Misleading headlines, 24-7 redundant coverage and a lack of information and people wanting to be fully informed only makes things worse.
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